Amidst lake, ocean and wine country - come and live the unique experience of Cap Hourtin.
Running along the banks of the largest lake in France, within a natural preserved area of golden dunes and lush pine forests, just a stone’s throw from the ocean—Mother Nature has been uniquely generous with Cap Hourtin.
Less than an hour’s drive from Bordeaux and its international airport, you will enjoy the safe lakeside beaches – a children’s paradise –, the energy of the ocean, the kilometres of bike paths in the shade of pine trees, Médoc’s best wines, the architectural treasures of the city of Bordeaux which is classified as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Cap Hourtin is situated right on the shores of the Hourtin Lake, the largest natural lake in France. With a length of 18 km and a width of 5 km, it is the perfect playground for bathing, lounging on the beach, sailing, kitesurf, waterskiing, fishing and other activities.
Cap Hourtin is unquestionably the new place to be!
The “Pointe de Grave to Cap Ferret Natura 2000 site”, situated on the west side of Cap Hourtin, is home to one of the most beautiful pine forests of the Aquitaine coast.
Through the stretches of scented pine forests accessible from Cap Hourtin kilometres of bicycle paths wind their way, protected from car traffic. So, by bike, from Cap Hourtin, you can ride to Soulac-sur-Mer, Montalivet with its famous open-air market, the fishermen's village of Piqueyrot, the boating centre of Bombannes, Lacanau, Cap Ferret, the famous Médoc wine-country and of course the nearby Atlantic Ocean.
90 kilometres of uninterrupted beaches from the Pointe de Grave to Lacanau and the Porge. Just a stone’s throw from Cap Hourtin, the ocean beaches of Hourtin offer kilometres of golden sand where you can lounge and relax wherever you like, far from the overpopulated beaches which are to found elsewhere.
The waves, a surfers’ paradise, will also delight those who like to take vivifying sea baths or enjoy gliding on its rollers.
The Medoc wine-country
On the banks of the largest natural lake in France, lined with scented pine forests and the Atlantic Ocean beaches, one could have thought that Mother Nature had endowed Cap Hourtin with enough wonders. But this was overlooking its prestigious neighbour—the Médoc vineyards !
The Bordeaux wine has been produced here since the eighth century and includes famous names such as Saint-Julien, Margaux, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe. Within reach of a bike ride you will find the Médoc «Grands Crus» wines count among the most prestiqious wines of the world.