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The longest marathon in the world

« You don’t come to « Médoc » to beat a record but to have fun » is what you can often hear when you listen to runners who participate in the « Marathon du Médoc ».

An original costume, a good pair of running shoes and a fair amount of good humour is what you need to fully enjoy the extraordinary festive atmosphere of the race.

At unavoidable stops, châteaux will give you for free some of their best bottles, and oysters and rib steaks will complete your food supplies.

The longest in the world ! We are telling you !


Marathon du Médoc

The world surf stars are ready for a selfie at the « Lacanau Pro »

Whether you are a partygoer, a rider or big wave fan, Lacanau is the place to be, in mid-August, for the famous and renowned
« Lacanau Pro ». The oldest professional surf competition in France witnessed the victory of the greatest stars, including Kelly Slater.

From the newcomer who came by chance to the regular surf follower or the amateur who comes back on purpose each year, all praise this event, which brings together for 10 days sporting competition, concerts and exhibitions, making Lacanau a celebration.


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The original come back of the « Belle Epoque » with « Soulac 1900 »

In Soulac-Sur-Mer, for a week-end, you can relive the excitement, the freedom and the joy of living during a surprising period of French History.

Smart women and gentlemen, old backfiring cars and carriages, frenzied orchestras, touching actors and female singers, dance performances, Gospel services, old time markets,
« guinguettes » (open-air restaurants), traditional crafts and beach games that take you back to your childhood…

« La Belle Epoque » comes back to life in front of your amazed eyes.


Medoc Atlantique Soulac 1900

With the « Show Bike », Montalivet becomes Dayton Beach

If you are a fan of beautiful motorcycles and big engines, you won’t want to miss the « Show Bike Aquitaine » which brings together every year, during an early summer week-end, 15 000 visitors and nearly as many motorcycles in the streets of Vendays-Montalivet.

Show bike and wet T-shirt contests, arm-wrestling matches, stunts and « drift shows », stands for accessories, tattooers, concerts and long motorcades will let you experience a certain American way of life.


Medoc Atlantique

Châteaux open for Springtime

With Springtime and the return of sunny days, Châteaux will open in Médoc to welcome you for a week-end. They will launch the touristic season and let you discover all their novelties.

On your agenda : friendly meetings with passionate winemakers, the discovery of splendid properties and great wine-tasting. They are all excellent !

Grands Crus Classés, Crus Bourgeois, Crus Artisans, cooperative wineries or other vintages, are open for visits and free wine tasting all along the famous « Châteaux Route ».


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