Grayan-et-l'Hôpital

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TownGrayan-et-l'Hôpital
Insee code33193
Postcode33590
Latitude45.4448970
Longitude-1.0849760
AltitudeFrom 0 to 35 meters
Surface45.40 km²
Population1277 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelTalais at 3.7 km
Chief townBordeaux (at 89 km, 100 min)Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc at 4.1 km
DepartmentGirondeVensac at 6.3 km
RegionAquitaineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • Location:
  • Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, a small coastal town located at the tip of the Médoc, between Soulac-sur-Mer and Montalivet enjoys mild and sunny climate unique to the Southwest.
  • At the heart of a pine forest of 2800 hectares, bordered by 7 km of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean it is a peaceful place to live.
  • Proximity to Bordeaux, Royan and the famous Blaye Gironde estuary, make it a destination where communion with nature can combine with discovery of Medoc and the wider South West.
  • History grayannaise:
  • Before 1792, Grayan-et-l'Hôpital consisted of two distinct parishes: St. Peter and St. John Grayan Hospital.
  • The name "Grayan" comes from either the Roman Graius own name, from Old French Grava, referring, no doubt, serious.
  • As for the Hospital, it was around the 15th century, a welcoming stopover for pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostela, landed at Soulac-sur-Mer and supported by the religious order of the Hospitallers.
  • Eleanor of Aquitaine, visiting Soulac-sur-Mer to embark Portsmouth, borrowed a road situated in the territory of Grayan called "Path of the Queen."
  • Tradition: La Rosiere:
  • Since 1893, under the provisions of the will of Louis Bertrand Babylon Grayan owner, the mayor and a jury shall annually elect a "rosière. They choose, for his moral qualities and virtuous, a girl aged 18 to 25 who receives a dowry for the reward to do honor to the community. At the end of the Mass, the young rosière 1979 with the Mayor of the city to attend the festivities and official discourse. In June 1904 Lambertine rosière Lambert was appointed the first in the history of the town. Since then, the municipality continues that commitment.
  • Gironde only six municipalities that perpetuate this tradition: St. Trélody and Grayan in Medoc, Salleboeuf and Creon in Entre-Deux-Mers, Pessac and La Brede in the Graves.
  • Gastronomic specialties:
  • The fish (shad, baby eel, elvers, eel, sardines, hake, lamprey ...) are a key material of the table Medoc.
  • To this are added the prawns with farms created in the 80's and located near Grayan in Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc and Verdon-sur-Mer.
  • Meat and game are specialties médocaines recognized: the attic Médoc (specialty pork), lamb from Pauillac cooked in vine shoots, the doves, woodcock or thrushes.
  • The Médoc also produces sweet: the noisettines Medoc (caramelized hazelnuts) or the branches of the Médoc (chocolate sticks).
  • To accompany the wines of the Medoc are internationally recognized: Chateau Latour, Chateau Lafite, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild are some famous examples.

SIGHTSEEING

  • Heritage, sights, activities available ...
  • Family, friends, band ... Grayan-et-l'Hôpital suits all tastes by offering different activities.
  • The 7 km long beach and the Atlantic Ocean will welcome with open arms lovers of sea bathing and sun.
  • 19 km of cycle paths allow you to visit the region in an unethical manner while communing with nature preserved site.
  • Practice golf, surfing school, thalassotherapy center nudist fishing freshwater ponds Barreyre, Motocross, form and fitness, circuit radio controlled cars, volleyball, football, basketball, handball, field tennis, horseback riding ...
  • At service level, Grayan has a wide choice including summer: accommodation, restaurants, shops can accommodate holidaymakers.
  • For more information, contact the Tourist Office: Tel. : +33 5 56 59 54 93 - Email: grayan.tourisme @ orange.fr - Location: 47 rue des Gulls.
Detailed information
Leisure centresBeach Gurp,   Beach of Plage Dépée

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • 1st weekend of January: Gurp TT: Motocross Race fame on the beach.
  • 2nd weekend of May: Feast of the Renewal (animations, activities, entertainment).
  • 21 June: Festival of music.
  • July: Feast of rosière.
  • July 14: National Day (animations, fireworks).
  • In August: Day Hospital (animations, activities, entertainment).
  • Tuesdays in the summer (July and August): cultural events within the scenes was the regional council (concerts, theater ...).
  • Wednesdays in the summer (July and August): outdoor movies.
  • Every day during the summer activities offered by Cap 33 for all ages and all tastes.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Nearby is Soulac-sur-Mer and Blaye Heritage Sites by UNESCO, but also Montalivet, Le Verdon-sur-Mer and Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc and the Gironde estuary.
  • Also, the wine road to discover the famous Médoc châteaux is just not the way to Bordeaux.
  • In the north, it is possible to reach Royan Charente very quickly thanks to the ferry from Le Verdon-sur-Mer.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Surfing, longboarding, bodyboarding lessonsSports sensationsFrom 32 € to 190 €Vendays-Montalivet (9.1 km)

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PHOTOS

Beach GurpBeach Gurp
 
Office of TourismOffice of Tourism
Animations Cap 33Animations Cap 33
 
SurfingSurfing
GolfingGolfing
 
July 14July 14

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Saturday 26 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Marin  
8.2
Vendays-Montalivet
The restaurant welcomes you Le Marin Montalivet, in the region of Aquitaine. Here is a link that will delight you: bright and spacious, modern decor, tangy tones and beautiful terrace...
Located 9.3 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital34 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 6 bedroomsVilla Beauchene     NEW
Soulac-sur-Mer
Villa Beauchêne was built during the 1970's and has recently been updated and refurbished to form two separate holiday letting units - a large 4 bed apartment on the first floor (3...
Located 8.4 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital65 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsChambres d'hotes 'les Prés Verts'    
7.9
Civrac-en-Médoc
Bed and breakfast in Gironde (33), in the heart of the Médoc region, direct on the Wine Route: 1 cottage 2/3 people, 5 guest rooms including one family suite in a charming renovated...
Located 16.2 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 65 € to 95 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsIa - orana    
9.7
Meschers-sur-Gironde
You are a couple with a child maximum. Why not book a guest room this summer? If you want you can come on Sunday instead of Saturday and avoid the traditional bottlenecks. On site you...
Located 16.2 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 55 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsMaison 50 m plages/commerces Soulac/mer  
9.5
Soulac-sur-Mer
Soulacaise house located 50 m from the beach and shops. Courtyard at the rear of the house (near a forest - surrounded by trails, in the village of soulac. Approx 75 m ² - sleeps 5....
Located 8.5 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 350 € to 600 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartement vue océan
Soulac-sur-Mer
Beautiful renovated apartment in soulac sea, direct access to the beach, living room with terrace of 10 m ² facing the ocean with a very comfortable sofa bed and a gd screen TV, a DVD...
Located 8.6 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 600 € to 700 € per week 
House for 10 personsLa Verdotte  
9.2
Queyrac
Large and pleasant holiday home comfort in the heart of the Medoc and its pristine natural environment, close to the vast ocean beaches, in a quiet park of 2000 m²,200 meters from a...
Located 11.8 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 400 € to 1000 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
89 places over 1,8 haLe Soleil D'Or    
7.6
Vendays-Montalivet
Facing the sea, Le Soleil D'Or is an ideal site for a holiday. The beach is 100 m and 300 m at the center. On leaving the campsite, you'll go directly to a huge network of cycle paths...
Located 9.1 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 10.70 € to 21.40 € per day 
150 places over 6,5 haCamping La Rochade    
9.8
Naujac-sur-Mer
Quiet campsite for families, at 9 km from the ocean and 12 km from the biggest lake of France.
Located 21 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital15.50 € per day 
144 places over 4,5 haLes vignes    
8.8
Saint-Augustin
Quietly, but only 10 minutes by car from one of the most beautiful beaches in the region: La Grande Côte, our land will enchant you with its family atmosphere and its panoramic view...
Located 27 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 12.50 € to 18 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis des Pins - Hotel in Grayan-et-l'HôpitalLogis des Pins     
8.4
Soulac-sur-Mer
The Hotel is ideally situated in the Medoc region only 100 metres from the beach and on the forest edge, its an ideal place for a short or a long stay. Hôtel des Pins offers 29 rooms,...
Located 6.7 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalRoom from 68 €
ESTIVEL - Résidence Le Domaine des Sables - Hotel in Grayan-et-l'HôpitalESTIVEL - Résidence Le Domaine des Sables    
7.1
Soulac-sur-Mer
This residence is ideally located, just 800 metres from the beach and 1 km from the city centre. Set in a garden, it has an outdoor pool with sun terrace. Le Domaine Des Sables offers...
Located 6.9 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalRoom from 30 €
Les Dunes du Médoc - Hotel in Grayan-et-l'HôpitalLes Dunes du Médoc     
8.3
Soulac-sur-Mer
Les Dunes du Médoc is a resort featuring a garden and a solarium with an outdoor swimming pool. It is located in the city of Soulac-sur-Mer, in the Aquitaine region. The spacious guest...
Located 6.9 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalRoom from 47 €

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Located 50 metres from Bordeaux’s Grand Théâtre and tram stop is this 3-star boutique hotel. It is set in an 18th-century area classified by UNESCO and...
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