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Make a holiday apartment in Saint-Medard your home away from home

Situated on the outskirts of Bordeaux, near France’s coastline with the Bay of Biscay, Saint-Medard and its surrounding regions are the ideal spot for a French holiday getaway. Between the exquisite wines, cuisine and culture in Bordeaux and the allure of the sandy beaches along the coastline, visitors to the region have a lot to choose from. HomeAway has a great selection of holiday apartments in Saint-Medard and other holidays homes in the surrounding area that feature plenty of charm and plenty of amenities. Sleeping anywhere from 2-14 people, Saint-Medard holiday apartments and homes are all furnished to a high standard. Many come with added bonuses like a swimming pool, and water views.

Things to do in Saint-Medard

This lively corner of France is a popular summertime holiday destination due to its close proximity to relaxing beaches as well as all the culture and allure of Bordeaux and La Rochelle. Visitors staying in holiday apartments in Saint-Medard can easily spend a day in the sunshine on the beach, then head into the heart of historic Bordeaux or La Rochelle for an excellent dinner paired with the region’s finest wines.

-Ille de Re is located just off the coast of La Rochelle, and this gorgeous island is full of charm. Connected to the mainland by an impressive bridge, visitors can enjoy cycling around the largely flat island or sampling fresh seafood at one of the island’s many seaside restaurants.

-Chatelaillon Beach is easily the most impressive and popular beach in the region and is characterised by a wide strip of golden sand that is ideal for sunbathing. In the summer months, the water is warm enough for swimming and the beach is also backed by a series of charming cafes and restaurants that are a destination lunchtime and evening.

-The Aquarium La Rochelle is equally entertaining to both children and adults. This aquarium is one of the best in Europe and features hundreds of species of marine life. Highlights include special exhibits dedicated to sharks and jellyfish. There is also a large car park that is quite convenient for those who have booked a hire car to go with their Saint-Medard holiday accommodation.

-The Vieux Port of La Rochelle is flanked by two impressive 14th century towers. Protected by these walls is a bustling neighbourhood filled with boutique shops, cafes and restaurants that boast stunning views of the port. Visitors will enjoy wandering around imagining what it must have been like when the town was under siege, an occurrence it experienced a few times.

-The Musee Maritime is another of the attractions that makes La Rochelle a favourite among visitors who’ve chosen holiday apartments in Saint-Medard. Conveniently located inside an actual ship, this maritime museum brings the region’s maritime culture to live in a series of scenes and exhibits that depict what life was like aboard an old vessel. The museums caters to both children and adults.

The Weather in Saint-Medard

Sun seekers will want to head to Saint-Medard between the months of May and September, when high temperatures hover around the lower 20s. Visitors not interested in the beach will find that the weather remains quite pleasant from March all the way through to November. By the time December rolls around, it does begin to get rather chilly and rainy.

Getting to Saint-Medard

La Rochelle Airport, which is accessible from London and several other cities in the UK, is less than an hour’s drive from most holiday homes in Saint-Medard. Two hours south of La Rochelle is Bordeaux-Merignac airport, which also receives flights from London and other major cities throughout Europe. Numerous trains also operate from Paris to Bordeaux in 3 hours, with smaller regional trains connecting Bordeaux to Saint-Medard.

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                                                                                                      Amazing, beautiful Gite

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                                                                                                      This is a wonderful clean comfortable gite. Lovely swimming pool and al fresco area including a sink, fridge and bbq. Totally separate from the house and in a great location to explore the surrounding area. Lydia and Mark were perfect hosts, extremely helpful without being intrusive. The gite was very clean, neutrally decorated with all the mod cons of home. Lovely spacious shower room with large walk in shower and his & her sinks. Would not hesitate in recommending this property and will definitely be returning.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Rural French paradise!

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                                                                                                      Our stay was perfect from start to finish. If you are looking for a secluded break away from it all then this is the place to stay! The gite was perfect for two people and was very clean on arrival, the pool and outside area were fantastic! We couldn't believe how lucky we were when we arrived and Steve the owner was always very quick to reply and make sure our stay was going to be perfect. Although the gite is rural, their are so many lovely villages not too far away to visit and explore! There is a great all you can eat and drink restaurant in Bardenac - highly recommended if you want rustic, French and friendly service! It was also an hours drive to the centre of Bordeaux if you did want to get out and explore th city a little bit more! It was so peaceful and we never got disturbed once - although sometimes a little gheko would welcome us on the patio area when we woke up in the morning and opened the doors to sit outside for breakfast and a morning cup of tea!! Thank you again for such an amazing stay and we really hope we could return again in the future! Lizzie & Matt.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017