Montalivet-les Bains - A real "back to nature" holiday; this prestige beach chalet for 4-5 persons is set amongst pine trees in C.H.M. Naturist village. more info...
The Gironde has Bordeaux at its centre and includes the departments of Medoc, Bassin d'Arcachon, Sud Gironde, Haute Gironde, Grand Libournais and Entre-deux-Mers. A wine-growing region of worldwide reputation, the vineyards of Bordeaux produce many excellent wines including Margaux, Medoc, Sauterne, and Saint-Emilion. Gironde abounds with time-honored recipes and new cuisine, with local specialties like truffles and foie gras to whet the appetite of the gourmet. This region has wide-open spaces, including Europe's largest forest, and offers a long list of outdoor activities. The number and quality of its golf courses has made it France's leading region for golfers. For those interested in architecture and archaeology there are outstanding finds at Lascaux, La Madeleine, and Rouffignac, the abbeys, fortresses, and chateaux, and the Gallo-Roman remains.
The Gulf Stream has a profound influence on the climate of the region which is almost frost free (Average temp Jan 6∞C) and pleasant summers (Average temp July 20∞C).
Airport - Bordeaux-M?rignac; train takes 3 hours from Paris or 7 hours from London; The A10 motorway serves the region and is 550km from Paris
500 km of cycle tracks make this a haven for cyclists. Some of the finest wines of the world come from this region.