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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Grayan-et-l'Hôpital
Insee code33193
AltitudeFrom 0 to 35 meters
Surface45.40 km²
Population1277 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²


National labelTalais at 4 km (7 min)
Chief townBordeaux (at 89 km, 100 min)Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc at 7 km (8 min)
DepartmentGirondeVensac at 8.7 km (11 min)
RegionAquitaineSearch another town


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  • 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.


  • 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 @ - Location: 47 rue des Gulls.
Detailed information
Leisure centresBeach Gurp,   Beach of Plage Dépée


  • 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.


  • 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
Tandem parachute jump over the GirondeSports sensationsFrom 229 € to 269 €Soulac-sur-Mer (5.6 km)

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



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Wednesday 28 January
Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C
Thursday 29 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 9°C
Friday 30 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 8°C


French cuisine restaurantLe Marin  
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 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant de la Gare   NEW
Avec un restaurant près de la gare SNCF de Lesparre-Médoc, comment ne pas l'appeler 'RESTAURANT DE LA GARE', et le décorer sur le thème des trains et de la gare. Ouvert depuis à peine...
Located 19.1 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital27 € per person 

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Apartment with 6 bedroomsVilla Beauchene    
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 5.3 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 65 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 6 bedroomsChambres d'hotes 'les Prés Verts'    
Bed and breakfast in Gironde (33), in the heart of the Médoc region, direct on the Wine Route: 1 cottage 2/3 people (breakfast not included), 5 guest rooms including one family suite...
Located 16.2 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 50 € to 100 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe clos de la palmeraie    
Located on the road to the prestigious chateaux of the Medoc, Le Clos de la Palmeraie, remains of the eighteenth century, welcomes you for a stay of escape in the middle of vignes....
Located 24 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital80 € the double room 

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House for 5 personsMaison 50 m plages/commerces Soulac/mer  
Promotion for low season : 360 € - House Soulac situated 50 meters from the beach and shops. Courtyard at the back of the house (a bit close - surrounded cycling paths -in the village...
Located 8.5 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 300 € to 610 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartement vue océan
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  
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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89 places over 1,8 haLe Soleil D'Or    
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 
50 places over 4 haFleurs des champs     NEW
Located near Talmont, picturesque village by the sea, our campsite invites you to relax in a family atmosphere.
Located 18.9 km from Grayan-et-l'HôpitalFrom 11 € to 12 € per day 
150 places over 5,5 haCamping La Rochade    
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 

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Les Dunes du Médoc - Hotel in Grayan-et-l'HôpitalLes Dunes du Médoc     
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'Hôpital
Camping Les Sables d'Argent - Hotel in Grayan-et-l'HôpitalCamping Les Sables d'Argent    
Camping les Sables d’Argent is situated right on the beach, 2 km from the centre of Soulac sur Mer. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and mobile homes, each with a private furnished...
Located 7.3 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital
Estivel - Résidence Capdeville - Hotel in Grayan-et-l'HôpitalEstivel - Résidence Capdeville 
An ApartHotel located on Soulac-sur-Mer sea front, Estivel - Résidence Capdeville features a garden with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a children’s playground as well as free...
Located 7.5 km from Grayan-et-l'Hôpital

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Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa
Directly opposite the Grand Théâtre, this 5-star hotel is in the heart of the historic centre of Bordeaux. It offers a concierge service, a babysitting...
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Quality Suites de Mérignac Aéroport are situated just 2 minutes' drive from the airport and 7 km from the centre of Bordeaux....
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