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Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc is a commune in the Gironde department in the Aquitaine region, 10 km east of Lasparre-Médoc.

The territory of the locality, with an area of ​​11.5 km², is located on the left bank of the estuary of the Gironde, within the natural region of Médoc famous for its vineyards.

Viticulture is also the main asset of Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc, which has developed since Roman times as evidenced by an archaeological site of interest.

Near resorts on the Atlantic coast as Soulac-sur-Mer or Montalivet, a step or even a stay in this town of about 400 inhabitants will delight lovers of green tourism (many hiking opportunities) and oenology, the areas located on Saint-Yzans-de-Médoc combining architectural richness and production of high-ranking wines...

Geographical information

Latitude45.3221300 (N 45° 19’ 20”)
Longitude-0.8207050 (W 0° 49’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 14m
Surface area11.54 km²
Population430 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (44 mi, 1h24)
Insee code33493
IntercommunalityCC Médoc Coeur de Presqu'ile

Nearest cities & towns

Ordonnac1.9 mi (6 min)
Couquèques2.2 mi (5 min)
Saint-Christoly-Médoc2.7 mi (6 min)
Saint-Germain-d'Esteuil3.7 mi (8 min)
Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne3.7 mi (8 min)
Blaignan-Prignac4.5 mi (11 min)
Bégadan4.6 mi (12 min)
Saint-Estèphe6.7 mi (15 min)
Lesparre-Médoc6.7 mi (13 min)
Civrac-en-Médoc7.3 mi (14 min)
Valeyrac7.8 mi (16 min)
Vertheuil7.9 mi (18 min)
Gaillan-en-Médoc8.8 mi (19 min)
Cissac-Médoc9.9 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

A visit to the village can begin with the discovery of its historical heritage.

This route first includes the Saint-Brice church, completed in 1883, replacing a Romanesque building that has become too small. Of neo-Gothic style, having three naves able to contain a thousand faithful, each one of its windows was financed by a family of the village. The pulpit was carved by a local carpenter, and at the altar, a bronze piece made by Parisian sculptors represents the Last Supper. These two elements have been classified.

See also, a statue of the Virgin positioned on a column, dating from 1856, funded by the inhabitants after an epidemic of typhoid spared the locality. Listed in the Inventory since 1991, the column was damaged during the 1999 storm and was rebuilt identically.

At a place called the Bois Carré, is finally the archaeological site where were discovered the Gallo-Roman remains of the 1st and 2nd centuries that were to belong to a theater.

Lastly, it is logical to mention the twenty wine estates (including one cooperative). The most famous is the Loudenne castle, with in the heart of its 130 hectares a beautiful 17th century Chartreuse, whose winery is in Victorian style. The property flourished, it is true, thanks to the British in the 19th century. Visit the estate with or without tasting by appointment. Introductory workshops on oenology possible. Information on +33 5 56 73 17 88.

All these sites can mark a pleasant hike. Some courses are focused on vineyards and wine tourism, others on the various parts of the heritage related to the environment. The Rigon wash house and, above all, the three ports along the estuary are worthy of note: the port of Lamena, with its squares (fishing shelters on stilts equipped with square nets), its picnic and relaxation area, and its bowling alley, the port called La Maréchale, with a picnic area and a marina on its right bank (in the municipality of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne) and finally the private port of the castle Loudenne that once allowed to take over barrels and barrels. Maps, documentation and information on +33 5 56 41 21 96.

For fishermen who would like to take advantage of the estuary, contact +33 5 56 92 59 48.

Events and festivities

In early July, village festival of the Sarment with gourmet entertainment, garage sale, pétanque competition and musical show.

In mid-July, the Vini-cultural programs exhibitions of contemporary art in private castles and the cooperative. Musical entertainment in the evening.


Carrelet (fisherman's cabin)
Carrelet (fisherman's cabin)
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Church of Saint Yzans
Church of Saint Yzans
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Sailboat on the estuary
Sailboat on the estuary
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Monday 24 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C
Tuesday 25 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Wednesday 26 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Archaeological excavations, Romanesque.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Meal and show at Saint Sebastien cabaret
Entertainment59 € Couquèques (2 mi)
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan-Prignac (2.6 mi)
Tasting at Château Hourtin-Ducasse
Local flavours8 € Saint-Sauveur (9.1 mi)
Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate shop
Local flavoursFreeMargaux-Cantenac (20 mi)
See the Arvert peninsula from the sky
Entertainment40 € Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan (27 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Bouclettes
Cycling itineraryEasy1h30Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde (8 mi)
Chemin des Mottes
Village visitEasy1h00Le Gua (29 mi)
Cité de l'Huître (oyster museum)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marennes-Hiers-Brouage (37 mi)


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