Campsite in Aquitaine: discover the region around it
Located in the southwest of France, it is France’s number one metropolitan area, covering a surface area of 84,100 km², which represents 12.5% of France’s territory. It has 12 departments, including Gironde, with its famous and highly visited Atlantic coastline and inland areas.
From beaches to estuary and vineyards
The department of Gironde, a quintessential tourist destination, stretches over 10,000 km² and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the department of Périgord to the east, the department of Charente to the north and the Landes to the south. It is also characterized by the different facets of its landscape. On the one hand, the Gironde, lined with vineyards and punctuated by the Cordouan lighthouse at its mouth, and on the other the Atlantic coast, with its beaches, forests and lakes.
Holidays at a camping in Aquitaine will be an opportunity to discover its many assets. Hourtin is one of a number of holiday resorts ideally suited to this kind of discovery. By spending your holidays at a campsite in Gironde, on the Côte d’Argent, you’ll be able to combine the region’s different attractions with its beach, forest and lakes, thanks to its geographical location. You’ll be ideally placed for exploring this magnificent region.
Numerous activities are close to the camping in Aquitaine
Whether you’re looking to enjoy the ocean, go for a walk with family or friends, work off your energy with a range of sporting activities or discover new places, there’s something for everyone!
Outside the campsite in Gironde
There are marked trails for walking, many bike trails that stretch for hundreds of kilometers for biking, and, of course, all sorts of water sports: windsurfing, sailing, surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurfing and many other beach sports (ocean and lake).
Hourtin beach is the ultimate surf spot. For beginners, there are numerous surf schools for a safe initiation into surfing on waves that crash on some of the most beautiful ocean beaches.
You can also go fishing or hunting.
In the camping in Aquitaine surrounding areas, you can explore the Pila Dunes, the Vayres castle, the Garonne river, the Cité du vin, the Arcachon Basin Zoo… By visiting these different sites, you’ll not only discover monuments, but also the rich diversity the region has to offer. In addition to these places to visit, there are other towns to discover, like Lacanau, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Cap-Ferret, Soulac-sur-Mer, etc. With so many possibilities during your camping holiday in Aquitaine, everyone will be able to make the most of their stay by the sea.
Culinary specialities not to be missed
For culinary experiences, you can taste the Médoc wine and its Grands Crus, explore Bordeaux and its gastronomy as well as Bassin d’Arcachon and its oysters. Hourtin is the perfect base for exploring cellars and castles belonging to the famous vineyards of the Médoc wine.