Montalivet Les Bains Guide
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
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
Surf at Montalivet Les Bains
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.