Centre Hélio Marin Montalivet *** in Gironde
“Monta”, the first naturist centre created in France, is constantly changing
CHM Montalivet, the largest naturist centre in Europe, is situated in the Médoc, in the Pointe du Verdon at the heart of a 200-hectare pine forest, bordering a 2-km beach on the Atlantic Ocean coast.
Whether you visit as a couple or as a family with children (including infants and/or teenagers), various accommodation options are available to you, from camping pitches to rentals of tents, chalets and bungalows.
You will appreciate the large aquatic park with clear water, with its large slides, jacuzzi, paddling pool and waterfall onto the rocks.
Looking to recharge your batteries? A team of professionals will look after your well-being in an area equipped with a sauna, Turkish bath and large balneotherapy bath at 32 °.
Fancy learning how to surf? Qualified instructors give lessons to people aged over 6 years at the “Hélio Surf Club” (lessons must be paid for).
As for tourist attractions, there’s more to see and do in the region than you can fit into one trip!
Make sure you visit a lighthouse. There are plenty at the shipping confluence of the Gironde estuary.
The most famous is the Cordouan lighthouse, known as the “Versailles of the sea”, “the lighthouse of kings” and “the king of lighthouses”, which is 68 m high and classified as a historical monument. Inside you will discover the apartment of the King, a chapel and the “salle des Girondins”.
In nearby Verdon-sur-Mer, there is also the Saint-Nicholas lighthouse and the Grave lighthouse with its museum of lighthouses and beacons.
The Richard lighthouse at Jau-Dignac-et-Loirac will delight you with its museum of oyster farming and fishing (on the Saint-Vivien-Port de Richard route).
Inland, the region’s vineyards will welcome you and offer opportunities for visits, tastings and meetings with cellar masters.
From “Monta” you can also plan trips to Royan or Bordeaux, or discover famous sites: the Notre-Dame de la Fin des Terres basilica in Soulac-sur-Mer, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Lesparre Tower of Honour; the Marais du Conseiller nature reserve in Verdon; Arcachon Bay, and much more.
33930 MONTALIVET, France
Tel.: +33 (0)5 56 73 73