There are nearly 200 campsites in Gironde, a department of the Aquitaine region. They are divided between 3 main areas: the coastline, Médoc and Bordelais i.e. around the main city of Bordeaux.
The Gironde department has many assets and appeals for camping lovers. First of them is it is located on the Atlantic coast and therefore will give you the opportunity to enjoy the ocean and its many water activities. Why not, for instance, attend the Lacanau Pro, one of the most important surfing contest in France and even Europe? You'll also be able to taste Gironde's great specialties and, obviously, world-famous wines. Discover the many marvels Bordeaux has to offer - it has the French label "Art and History city". Nature campgrounds lovers: you'll have many opportunities for lovely strolls in the countryside and the Landes forest. Going to one of the many campsites of Gironde (2 to 5 stars), guarantees you'll spend thrilling vacations!
If you go camping in Gironde you'll be staying near natural majestic sand dunes, with all water activities avaialble in the blink of an eye (mostly surfing!); in the heart of the Landes de Gascogne forest; at a stone's throw from the estates, castles and cellars that produce Bordeaux wine or on a river bank if you select a campsite in Dordogne. Outdoor and nature activities lovers will certainly appreciate the numerous amenities such as the hiking paths, white water or lake accesses...
Be careful: it is strongly advised to book ahead in the season, particularly if you wish to travel there during summer or harvest season (early autumn).
Best places to visit when you're camping in Gironde
- The Dune du Pilat, highest sans dune in Europe, which offers a spectacular panoramic view over Arcachon bay and the pine forest.
- Bordeaux wharf
- The « Road of castles »
- Saint-Emilion vineyards - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999