Sports and activities
ECOLE DE POLO
Jerome Houssait-Young. Medocpoloclub.com. Does rides through the forest to the beach.
The Montalivet high street is closed all July and August so the main sport is skateboarding and roller blades as there is a good slope down to the beach. There is also a most excellent new skatepark near the water, it has a big bowl, some great ramps and other table modules for grinding.
“Took the kids to their surfing lessons at Frankie’s surf school (the kids loved himand so did I) encountered the thrilling waves of the atlantic” www.frankie-surfschool.fr
Pat Varney “for children definitely Hourtin PORT (plage) not Hourtin plage and not Picquerot. The kids were 2.9,12 and 12 – pedalos were great fun, safe water, cafes, restaurants and terrific tourist information – with good loos”.
We were with Australians. 3 separate houses and a wonderful verandah worked so well for us”
“Hired bikes so we could be on our way at eight in the morning to avoid the heat.
cycled to Pin Sec – took one and a quarter hours and had breakfast at the same restaurant. Great way to start the day! All told a very chilled (albeit very warm!) week. Love Jane’s taste in décor. The King family Dublin p.s. Our kids fascinated by the doves!
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Some clients cycled up to Le Verdon to La Chambrette beach no waves as its on the estuary. Good beach bar but try “The Black Pearl they say as its better. Stroll over to oyster port in the evening for fresh fish. La Pecherie in Le Verdon opposite the ferry is recommended also.
Treat yourself to Chateau tours
GOLF PRACTISE AT GRAYAN
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“Cool kitesurfing” Objet: Medoc madness – and some kitesurfing!
The light house boat trip www.edv.fr/boheme2. Check at tourist office for tides.
KITE ZONE SCHOOL
06 37 58 48 07 kitezone-school.com. The two boys speak quite a lot of english as they are used to an international clientele. Lachanau small hamlet by the lake.. take a left at the garage in main square at HOURTIN.
The best surf is in September and October here
Here in Montalivet parc de l’aventure Medoc www.parcdelaventure seems very popular where you climb through the trees with tackle. You have to accompany your children!!
FISHING FOR CRAYFISH
under the bridge in Montalivet is fun for children. Nets provided.
Plenty of ponies and riding schools for riding on the beach.