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Montalivet Les Bains Guide

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Montalivet and Vendays are situated on the Atlantic Coast of France between the sand beaches of the Atlantic shoreline and the Gironde Estuary in the Medoc region. With limited accommodation (no building over two stories) rentals include apartments, beach houses, beautiful villas and farms. The main summer season in this region of France lasts from the middle of June to the end of August.

Montalivet has an open air market occurring each day during the summer months. This market with its colorful mix of over 200 stalls and stands is world famous for its produce and atmosphere. Open from 8.30 am until 2pm each day.

Surrounding the village you will find activities for all age groups and tastes. If its sport which leads you; the sea and the freshwater lakes on your doorstep will be your play ground for fishing, canoeing, kite surfing, sailing and surfing.

How to get to Montalivet Les Bains

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By Plane: Bordeaux Airport is "International" with regular flights from the UK and Europe. Plenty of car rental. If you fly yourself, there is a small airport open each weekend: Aerodrome Montalivet.

By Car from the north: Leave the A10 at Saintes (J25) follow signs for Royan. Find the Bac (ferry). Crossing of the Gironde is about 30 min. Watch out for queues in high season. Follow the N215 to Soulac, then the D102 E1 until you reach Montalivet.

By Car from the south: Leave the Bordeaux ring road (junction 8). Follow the RN 215 until Salaunes. passing Castelnau de Medoc, St-Laurent and Lesparre. Then left at the D102, passing through Vendays before Montalivet.

Surf at Montalivet Les Bains

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The holiday village of Montalivet is one of the most northern surf spots of this 200 km sand beach running along the Aquitaine coast line. The best season for good quality surf and warm water is from September to November when the Atlantic throws her first winter storms. Here for infos on this summers longboarding

During this season the shifting peaks and powerful rips make Montalivet an ideal location when the surf in the villages further south is closing out.

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