To see and do on the At­lantic side of the Mé­doc

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For its Belle Epoque vil­las and its basil­ica (Notre-dame-de-la-fin-des-ter­res), a listed UNESCO World Her­itage site un­der Routes of San­ti­ago de Com­postela in France www. soulac. com

Pedal along the Vélodyssée At­lantic cy­cling route

Sign­posted from one end to the other and eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble to all, this Euro­pean cy­cle path fol­lows the Mé­doc coast­line from Ver­don-sur-mer to the Ar­ca­chon Bay for over 120 kilo­me­tres through dunes and mar­itime pine forests

Cor­douan Light­house

Dubbed “the king of light­houses, the light­house of kings” or the “Ver­sailles of the Seas”, the Cor­douan Light­house is the old­est light­house in Europe (1611) and a listed His­tor­i­cal Mon­u­ment since 1862 (the same year as Notre-dame in Paris). Vis­its from April to Oc­to­ber de­part­ing from Ver­don-sur-mer: al­low 30 mins cross­ing time www.phare-de-cor­

Some­thing dif­fer­ent

Delve into the depths of the Mé­doc in the Sec­ond World War when you visit the mil­i­tary po­si­tion S 307 (named “Ar­ros Fortress”), a coastal ar­tillery bat­tery con­sist­ing of 22 bunkers. July/au­gust www.forter­esse-nord-me­

Na­ture and dis­cov­ery

Sit­u­ated be­tween the great lakes of Hourtin-car­cans and La­canau, the

L’étang de Cousseau Na­ture Re­serve

shel­ters 610 hectares of forests, dunes and hu­mid lands for ad­ven­tures on marked-out trails. Guided tours (free) with a nat­u­ral­ist pos­si­ble from 15th June to 15th Septem­ber.­doc-at­lan­

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