What you need to know before you go

The Médoc region is a popular French destination that produces some of the finest wines in the world and offers stunning beaches. In fact, the beaches here collectively feature over 60 miles of shoreline to explore. Even if you don’t like spending time in the water, the shore serves as the perfect backdrop for trying the region’s most delectable wines. Vineyards are scattered about the peninsula, with many located just a short distance from the beach.

Several towns and villages are in the Médoc region, and each has something special to offer. If you’re looking to taste some of the best wines in the region, Margaux and Pauillac are among the best options for villages to visit, while the little village of Vertheuil has much to offer as well thanks to its pristine historic abbey. For travellers looking to enjoy the beach, Soulac-sur-Mer is located just steps away from the beach while also boasting an impressive12th-century basilica.

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