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Hourtin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

This town lies at the heart of Medoc, between the forest, the largest natural lake in France and the Atlantic Ocean. Resort and residence, this resort enjoys an exceptionally calm, kind and quality of life.

Hourtin station for Children where children are "kings"!

Space does not lack Hourtin to accommodate nature lovers, sports and outdoor life.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.1860890 (N 45° 11’ 10”)
Longitude-1.0572020 (W 1° 3’ 26”)
Surface area190.50 km²
Population3374 inhabitants
Density17 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (64 km, 1h12)
Insee code33203
IntercommunalityCC des Lacs Médocains

Nearest cities & towns

Naujac-sur-Mer10.1 km (11 min)
Carcans12.7 km (14 min)
Lesparre-Médoc17 km (16 min)
Gaillan-en-Médoc19.4 km (20 min)
Saint-Sauveur20 km (19 min)
Cissac-Médoc20 km (19 min)
Vendays-Montalivet21 km (19 min)
Saint-Laurent-Médoc21 km (20 min)
Prignac-en-Médoc21 km (23 min)
Brach22 km (20 min)
Civrac-en-Médoc22 km (22 min)
Blaignan22 km (24 min)
Saint-Germain-d'Esteuil23 km (24 min)
Vertheuil23 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Lake invites families, sports fishermen, hikers ... to discover a paradise of sports and leisure activities. Time as a weekend for long holiday! Have a good time! The sailing center Hourtin Médoc, located Piqueyrot, welcomes European Championships regattas on the lake.

Miles of sandy area all year round ... range passionately! This is behind the dunes of golden sand that generous nature offers its earliest treasures.

A loss of sight, the ocean merges with the sky, sandy beach with dunes, foam and wind.

In any season, the forest and liberally reveals its charms ... On foot, by bike, on horseback, on the trails.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The Bambino Party - Festival for children from 3 months to 12 years! Children on the island to Port Hourtin the second weekend of June.

Market every Thursday morning, from 1 July to 31 August, three mornings a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and craft markets every Monday night at Hourtin Beach and every Friday Hourtin Port. A new 2013 gourmet markets producers in June, July and August.

The International Academy of Music welcomes Hourtin Médoc in April, in a natural setting, on the edge of the largest freshwater lake in France, students from high-level upgrade from practicing their instrument, supervised by Teachers prestigious conservatories top French and foreign. Concerts and conferences in Bordeaux and the Médoc, complete these master classes.


The lake and its small coves
The lake and its small coves
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Hourtin Beach
Hourtin Beach
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Hourtin Port
Hourtin Port
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The place of the village
The place of the village
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Island to children - Hourtin Port
Island to children - Hourtin Port
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Friday 23 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 24 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 23°C
Sunday 25 june
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The essential Médoc vineyards, castles, wineries and museums to visit.

The Gironde estuary and its nets. The Cordouan. Museums and Hourtin Soulac.

All the fun of the sandy beaches along the coastline Aquitaine.

Bordeaux, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Sailing Festival in Pauillac in May. You are, beginner or experienced, young or old, athletic or practicing one day, the Sailing Festival is open to all, in a spirit of friendliness.

Pauillac celebrations of the Lamb. For Pentecost, Pauillac invites you to a whirlwind of celebrations. Program: Feast of the Lamb and wine, empty cellars, garage sales, bowling, racing festival, the Feast of Pentecost. Beautiful days ahead! Stroll along the waterfront, enjoy, share, hunt or simply amaze you ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (21 km)
Surfing lessons with a qualified instructor
Sports sensations32 € Lacanau-Océan (23 km)
Meal at the cabaret Saint Sabastien
Entertainment59 € Couquèques (24 km)
Horse ride through the Médoc beaches and vineyards
Sports sensations25 € to 315 € Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc (29 km)
Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate shop
Local flavoursFreeMargaux (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hike of "Prignac et Marcamps"
HikeEasy1h50Prignac-et-Marcamps (47 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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