The French region of Medoc runs from Bordeaux all the way to the beaches of the Atlantic coast in Gironde, flanked by the waters of the Girande Estuary and the forests of the Atlantic coastline. Covered with vineyards providing some of the finest wines in France, Medoc has become a famous region where visitors can indulge in the finer things in life, from superb cuisine to glorious beaches, luxurious villas to world class Medoc golf courses.
There are eight wine making appellations (wine making regions) of Medoc, all producing red wines of the highest quality. Connoisseurs of fine wines are going to be right in their element in a Medoc villa, as there are a huge number of vineyards offering guided tours and wine tasting courses. Throughout the whole region, food and wine are an important part of life, and high class restaurants are in plentiful supply.
The Medoc coastline is famous throughoutEuropeas a surfing centre of the highest quality. Surfers flock to Medoc accommodation along the coast to take advantage of the huge Atlantic rollers which crash onto the shore after their undisrupted journey across the Atlantic. There are some wonderful Medoc apartments overlooking the coastline, perfect for those who wish to wake up and check conditions immediately.
The many unusual Medoc chateaus are world famous. The chateaux of Medoc are the most extravagant and elegant in the whole of France, build in many elaborate styles. At almost every turn is an almost unbelievable chateau many of which you can explore.
Medoc is also a golfing haven on the west coast of France. There are a great range of high class golf courses to choose from, including the 36 hole Medoc Golf Course in Louens, the Vignes Golf Course and the championship Chateaux Golf Course. Typically, Medoc golf courses have long, wide fairways, and fast greens, ranked among the highest quality in Europe. There are a vast array of facilities from golf academies offering both private and group lessons to practice courses.
Soulac-sur-Mer is a wonderful seaside resort nestled between Atlantic Coast and the Girande Estuary. You shall never run out of activities to enjoy from a Medoc property in Soulac-sur-Mer, with a great range of water sports, sand yachting, mountain biking, horse riding stables and even a sky diving school.
Vendays Montalivet is surrounded by many miles of sandy beaches, including some of the finest surfing beaches in France. Windsurfing, sailing and water skiing can also be enjoyed from the beaches of Vendays Montalivet. Inland, mountain biking, horse riding and walking holidays thrive, and you are well within reach of Medoc’s golf courses from a holiday rental in Vendays Montalivet.
Carcans is not only an excellent surfing location, but is also the best location for nature lovers looking to take a holiday rental in Medoc. The lakes of Etang de Carcans and Etang d’Hourtin are alive with nature, and are ideal places to walk and cycle.
Lacanau is one of the finest surfing spots along the Atlantic Coast. Famous for the large breaks that crash onshore, Lacanau is a surfing spot of the highest quality. During the summer months, the town is a party centre, especially from mid-June until the end of August.
There are a great range of daily flights arriving into Bordeaux (BOD) from the UK. British Airways, BMI, easyJetand Flybe all provide direct flights to Bordeaux from airports including Southampton (SOU), Bristol (BRS), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN) and London.