HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

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.

Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 5
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 14
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 9 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 22
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 13
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 10
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 6
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 - 50 of 300+

Saint-Médard Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

We have stayed here many times, and it never fails to help us capture the very essence of France.

5 of 5
When you arrive at Chez Les Roux, you immediately feel as if you have arrived home. Whether your plan is to visit the many local towns and villages, of which there are so many to choose from, or you prefer to stay and relax at the Gite it is simply perfect. The conservatory is a wonderful place to eat, overlooking as it does the pool which provides a superb backdrop. The summer kitchen with its outside grill offers a tremendous opportunity for eating al fresco in the way we all dream of in the UK, but somehow is so difficult to achieve. The sink and the fridge allow for running back and for to the kitchen to be kept to a minimum so everyone can really enjoy the experience. Try to visit to visit the local markets and buy some of the local produce. There are also plenty of excellent supermarkets available, but they lack the charm and the sense of achievement that you will gain from visiting the markets. We have always found the locals to be incredibly friendly, not to mention tolerant. For those who wish to use their French, this is the place to come as there is little English spoken here so no matter what little French you have, every word is greatly appreciated and you will quickly come to love the sense of France that this area brings. If the mood takes you away from the Gite, there are so many beautiful places to visit it is hard to name them all. The best beaches can be found to the north of Royan, which is just about an hour away. Around Royan you can find the long stretches of beach where parking can be found together with the usual amenities, for less commercialised seafront head a little further north to the Cote Sauvage where the coastline is truly spectacular. If you take some cycles with you it will be a day well spent. The local facilities are also worth a visit and a trip to Les Antilles will not disappoint. The many local restaurants cater for all tastes and in the main represent great value for money. The Gite is equipped with everything you will need and John & Helen are delighted to help you with recommendations and advice.
  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

Wonderful retreat

5 of 5
Fabulous place and fabulous hosts ..nothing too much trouble . We will be back 😁
  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017