The ocean, the beaches, the preserved natural coastline, the surfing, the bike rides, the wine chateaux, the markets ...
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The Montalivet Market
Every day from 8am to 1pm
In 1957, the construction of the covered market gave a new impetus to tourism development.
The merchants of the town settle there while outside some merchants unpack their stands.
The new housing estates and the Hélio Marin Center (CHM) attract a larger population, even from outside our borders. Today, during the summer season, the Montalivet market is more European than ever.
From oysters to Médoc wine, to crafts, everyone can find happiness. This market, one of the largest in the department, has become unavoidable.
The Papagayo26 avenue de l’Océan 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 06.86.90.43.47
The Villa Arbousier29 avenue de l’Océan 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.73.40.07
Le Marin18 avenue de l’Océan 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.41.46.33
The Globe Trotter - The Five Senses9 avenue de la Brède 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.09.34.15
La Part des Anges32 boulevard du Front de mer 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.41.14.83
Seafood and fish
La Montanita26 avenue de l’Ocean 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 06.03.30.53.79
Dolce vita pizza50 avenue de l’Ocean 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.73.77.89
Pizza de Charlotte40 avenue de l’Ocean 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.73.63.56
O pizzas de Monta23 avenue de l’Ocean 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.09.34.84
About a drink and Night clubs
Chai Simone23 avenue de la Brède 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.41.15.78 06.77.72.50.06
El Loco café38 avenue de l’Océan 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 06.29.75.50.17
Le Bambou1629 rue de Gaillan 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.41.34.65
Cabaret le Saint Sebastien11 rue Charles Plumeau 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.41.38.65
Montasurf school20 boulvard du Front de mer 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 06.81.94.45.90
Carakas Surf School4 avenue de l’Ocean 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 06.24.34.10.27
surf MAYA surf schoolCamping ACM 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 06.80.42.17.05
UCPA Summer CampAv de Joinville le Pont 33930 Vendays-Montalivet 05.56.59.12.17
The Maedoc country
A tourist region to discover
The Médoc, land of heritage and history
Like the lighthouse of Cordouan, the buildings testifying to the richness of the Medoc heritage are numerous, the oldest referring you to the Gallo-Roman era.
Others testify to the medieval past of the peninsula, or the golden age of viticulture, with these grand castles with imposing architecture and their dependencies no less remarkable. In addition, some religious buildings are particularly worth seeing:
The Baroque church of Saint Estèphe, the Romanesque apse of Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc, the monumental church of Puillac, the abbey and the abbey of Vertheuil with its Romanesque portal, or the classified site of Saint- Raphael in Avensan. The Notre-Dame-de-la-Fin-des-Terres basilica in Soulac is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Après avoir été ensevelie pas les sables elle fût reconstruite au XIXend century. Finally, it is still possible to rediscover traditional skills and crafts, visiting a brick factory in Brach, a mill in Vensac, or trying out the gemmage technique during a guided tour in the forest.
Cordouan's lighthouse33123 Le Verdon-sur-Mer 05.57.42.28.76
The abbey and the abbey church of Vertheuil2 Place Saint-Pierre 33180 Vertheuil 05.56.73.30.10
The Tower of HonorRue Pierre Curie 33340 Lesparre-Médoc 06.25.77.60.14
Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-fin-des-TerresPlace Aliénor d’Aquitaine 33780 Soulac-sur-Mer 05.56.09.86.61
Richard's lighthousePasse du Phare 1 33590 Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac 05.56.09.52.39
Hortin Nature Reserve and the Contour Lagoon33990 Hourtin
Fort – Médoc34 Avenue du Haut Médoc 33460 Cussac-Fort-Médoc 05.56.58.98.40
The Maedoc country
Land of wine
A region dotted with castles and vineyards
Comprising more than 1130 castels the Médoc is a territory where the vine is an ancestral attachment.
Along the famous « castle road«, Take a stroll in the Médocaines vines and discover wine estates among the most prestigious in the world. Thanks to the extraordinary diversity of soils, the privileged climate, the judicious choice of grape varieties and the work of men, the Médocain vineyard has made a world famous, marked in 1855 by the classification ordered by Napoleon III.
Lose yourself in this ocean of vineyards, take the small trash roads, let yourself be carried by these evocative names: Margaux, Puillac, Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien, Moulis, Listrac ....
All seasons are ideal to discover the vineyard, to be welcomed, to visit the cellars and of course taste the wines. Know also that the Médoc is a land of grease or good tables are not lacking.
Finally, think about stopping in the Wine Houses, to find valuable information to make your circuit successful.
Beychevelle CastleBeychevelle Castle 33250 Saint-Julien-Beychevelle
Pichon Baron CastleD2, 33250 Pauillac 05.56.73.17.17
Pontet Canet Castle12 Rue Lucien Teyssier 33250 Pauillac 05.56.59.04.04
Agassac Castle15 Rue du Château d’Agassac 33290 Ludon-Médoc
Castle Margeaux33460 Margaux 05.57.88.83.83
The Maedoc country
Is also the ocean
Cordouan is the last lighthouse at sea open to the public.
Particular conditions of access and visit impose the respect of strict rules.
Access to the site subject to the rhythm and amplitude of the tides. It is only allowed during the day, for a limited time, and variable (from 2:30 to 4:30) depending on the tidal coefficients and weather conditions.
In order to enjoy the best conditions of visit, it is advisable to organize your visit outside the high tourist season (July and August mainly).
After almost 20 years of truce, the most famous shellfish in the family of Ostreidae re-emerged from the marshes of the Médoc, north of the peninsula.
A labialized oyster "Médoc"
Maturing is an old story in Medoc.
The oldest traces of the present mollusc in our marshes date back to the Gallo-Roman era. Let's hope that the work of passionate Médocain oyster farmers will make 2015 the starting point of a new era, the renewal of a labialized oyster, proud of its Medocan origins.
Nowadays, few are the Médocans to know the history of the oyster on the territory. Some remember the flourishing trade in shellfish, which at that time occupied more than 1000 Médocaines families between cultivation, breeding and maturing. For a long time, the small ports of the estuary (Saint-Vivien, Talais, Soulac ...) have dedicated their activity to the oyster trade.
In 1968, the end of oyster farming in the marshes began.
A toxic product in water affects the fragile organism of the oyster. In the 1970s, several times, various attempts to save the activity (such as the import of oysters of Japanese origin) will remain unsuccessful. The cadmium, present in too large quantities, will sound the end of the reign of the Médocaine oyster in 1996 after an analysis declassifying the waters of the marshes in category D.
It will be necessary to wait until 2014, end of a long fight and a series of analyzes carried out by the community of the communes, the Regional Council, Europe and professionals of the shellfish culture, so that the buckets are again judged fit to welcome the culture of the oyster. Here we are, the return of the mollusk in our marshes is now a reality.
Since September 2014, the Médoc oyster farmers have been hard at work to proudly take up this ancestral activity, which is the source of a new economic vector that the Medoc peninsula needs considerably.
Where to eat ?
Aquaculture Farm Eau-MédocLe Port, 1 Lieu-dit La Petite Canau 33590 Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc 05.56.09.58.32