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Common of nearly 1800 inhabitants located between the Atlantic Ocean and the estuary of the Gironde in New Aquitaine, Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc does not lack charm to attract visitors. It takes place near Queyrac and Lesparre-Médoc.

Very old, Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc bore the name of Saint-Vivien-de-Begays in the fifth century, the result of its Gallo-Roman origin, Vivianus. Long focused on agriculture and viticulture, the town is now mainly focused on tourism.

The city offers a unique setting for passing visitors with an exceptional natural heritage, a proximity to most of Gironde's major tourist sites, and historical sites that are not without interest and allow you to appreciate everything. the past of this commune with a thousand mysteries.

Geographical information

Latitude45.4308460 (N 45° 25’ 51”)
Longitude-1.0359810 (W 1° 2’ 10”)
Surface area29.40 km²
Population1780 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (52 mi, 1h35)
Insee code33490
IntercommunalityCC Médoc Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Vensac2.7 mi (9 min)
Talais3.4 mi (6 min)
Grayan-et-l'Hôpital4.3 mi (8 min)
Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac4.5 mi (13 min)
Queyrac6.8 mi (13 min)
Vendays-Montalivet7.2 mi (13 min)
Valeyrac8.6 mi (17 min)
Gaillan-en-Médoc9.1 mi (14 min)
Soulac-sur-Mer9.3 mi (16 min)
Bégadan10 mi (21 min)
Lesparre-Médoc10.8 mi (18 min)
Le Verdon-sur-Mer11.8 mi (20 min)
Couquèques12.4 mi (28 min)

Things to see and do

Listed in the Historical Monuments, the Saint-Vivien church dates partly from the 12th century. The present building is said to have been built on the remains of an old 6th century church, itself built on a pagan place of worship. The only parts of origin are the apse and the capitals of the triumphal arch. The nave and aisles date back to the nineteenth century, while the bell tower was rebuilt in the course of the twentieth century. Outside, on the facade, it is possible to admire several Romanesque sculptures and a work of great finesse, quite representative of the religious architecture of this part of southern France.

The port of the estuary is not lacking interest either. Very popular with local fishermen, it allows to discover many species of fish. It is arranged and conducive to walks on the arrival of the beautiful days. The site also has a very nice beach.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities


Friday 24 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 25 march
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C
Sunday 26 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (10.7 mi)
Meal and show at Saint Sebastien cabaret
Entertainment59 € Couquèques (10.9 mi)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (18.1 mi)
Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Local flavours8 € Saint-Sauveur (20 mi)
Horse or pony ride in the forest and on the beach
Sports sensations20 € to 38 € Ronce-les-Bains (25 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Bouclettes
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde (13.6 mi)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (21 mi)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes (27 mi)
The Saint-Trojan miniature train
Rail itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (29 mi)


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