Visit the Gironde Estuary
The estuary offers an extraordinary terrain for discovery, games, learning and walks for all. Along with nautical expeditions, fishing and ornithological hikes, an infinite number of playful but also educational activities take shape to discover a fragile and precious environment. Discover the must-see places to visit during your stay at camping Soulac-sur-Mer.
The Cordouan lighthouse
The Cordouan lighthouse is the oldest French lighthouse still in operation. Like Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, it was classified historic monument in 1862. Rich in history, it has a unique architecture that will arouse your wonder. It has made Cordouan a "Versailles of the sea".
To get there, take the boat La Bohème from Le Verdon-sur-Mer. Reservations at 05 56 09 62 93 or on their website.
To prepare your visit to the Cordouan lighthouse, please visit the official lighthouse website.
The citadel of Blaye
From the top of its rocky promontory, the citadel of Blaye dominates the Gironde estuary. You will discover this historic site where you can visit its market on Saturday mornings. Since 2008, it is classified on the World Heritage List as part of the Vauban Major Sites Network by Unesco.
Several routes are possible to get there. Our advice is to drive to Lamarque and enjoy the route des châteaux. Many ferries cross the river. You can download the timetables and fares here.
For more information about Blaye and its citadel, please visit the site of the Blaye tourist office.
Make stops at picturesque and lively ports such as the Port de Saint Christoly, the Port de Goulée or the Port de Beychevelle. There are nice walks on the estuary around the theme of islands including the famous Paturas Island, creeks and cliffs.
Departures are from Le Verdon-sur-Mer. Information on 05 56 09 62 93 or on their website.
For more in-depth information on the fascinating world of the Gironde Estuary, you can visit the official website.
Do you know the Mascaret?
Here in the Médoc, 10min from Soulac-sur-mer, we are lucky enough to be able to live a unique experience called the Mascaret. A wave that goes up the mouth of the Gironde over 100km. It passes by us, for all the curious, to do if you are a gliding fan or to watch absolutely for the pleasure of the eyes.