Situated in the south west 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 encompasses 12 departments, including Gironde with its well known and highly visited Atlantic coastline and inland areas.
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 Grande Lande to the south.
By staying with us here at the Côte d’Argent campsite, you’ll be perfectly situated to explore this magnificent region.
Numerous activities are close to the campsite
Outside of the campsite
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 campsite’s surrounding areas, you can explore the Pila Dunes, the Vayres castle, the Garonne river, the Cité du vin, the Bassin d’Arcachon Zoo… By visiting these different sites, you’ll not only discover monuments, but also the rich diversity the region has to offer.
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.