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Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac The village is located in the south-west France. Specifically in the Médoc (Gironde) about 30 km from the tip of the Medoc, 3 km from the estuary of the Gironde, 15 km from the beaches of the Atlantic and 80 miles north of Bordeaux.

Formerly, the islands surrounded by water where we traveled in a boat, three small municipalities grouped for a century and a half between estuary and ocean with an area of 4 500 hectares for a population of 883 inhabitants.

The town of the Roman Jovis to consist of three separate parishes, who meet in 1851, St Pierre de Jau, Dignac of St Peter and St Romain de Loyrac, they form the ends of a triangle whose center of gravity is called : Jau-Dignac and Loirac or "Center".

Marshes drained by Dutchmen in the 17th century, lined with tamarisk, feed many cattle, sheep and horses, producing cereals, while on his mounds of serious harvested a generous wine, with its twenty Medoc appellation wines.

The buildings built mostly between the 18th and 19th century emphasized the importance of this period for the village. In fact the reunification of the three parishes promotes the implementation of new building, like the church, town hall, school or rectory.

Geographical information

Latitude45.4088889 (N 45° 24’ 32”)
Longitude-0.9566667 (W 0° 57’ 24”)
Surface area41.23 km²
Population1018 inhabitants
Density24 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (51 mi, 1h36)
Insee code33208
IntercommunalityCC Médoc Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Valeyrac4.3 mi (12 min)
Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc4.5 mi (13 min)
Queyrac4.7 mi (12 min)
Bégadan6.6 mi (14 min)
Vendays-Montalivet7.6 mi (18 min)
Talais7.7 mi (18 min)
Vensac7.7 mi (17 min)
Civrac-en-Médoc7.9 mi (17 min)
Gaillan-en-Médoc8.4 mi (18 min)
Prignac-en-Médoc8.6 mi (18 min)
Grayan-et-l'Hôpital8.9 mi (19 min)
Couquèques8.9 mi (20 min)
Saint-Christoly-Médoc9.2 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

The most impressive sights of the town:

Lighthouse Richard.

The church of the eighteenth century, the Empire style.

All houses in the 18th and nineteenth.

The archaeological site of the Saint-Simeon.

The mill Poulard, beautifully restored by an individual.

The monumental crosses.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Events notable periodicals:

The 3rd weekend of June: Feast of the village.

Mid-July: The JAU'lympiades (Recreational Day on wine).

Early August: Day Lighthouse Richard.


Richard Lighthouse, essential site of the tip of the Médoc
Richard Lighthouse, essential site of the tip of the Médoc
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The Church of St. Paulin
The Church of St. Paulin
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The lighthouse and museum on the Estuary - 19th century
The lighthouse and museum on the Estuary - 19th century
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Sunday 26 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
Monday 27 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 16°C
Tuesday 28 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Circuit prestigious castles (Rothschild, Lafitte, Margaux ...) while walking on the D2 until Pauillac.

Cordovan Lighthouse at the mouth of the Gironde, the oldest lighthouse in France, access by water shuttle.

The restored mill and mounaques to Vensac.

The tour of the bunker command Soulac-sur-Mer and its basilica combining both Romanesque and Gothic, and was inscribed by UNESCO on the World Heritage inventory!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Meal and show at Saint Sebastien cabaret
Entertainment59 € Couquèques (6.9 mi)
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (7 mi)
Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Local flavours8 € Saint-Sauveur (16.8 mi)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (19.7 mi)
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Bouclettes
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde (9.8 mi)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (22 mi)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (29 mi)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (32 mi)


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