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Luxurious Surf Holiday in France

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It is not always easy to get the time off work, but it is a good idea if you can spare a few days in a weekend surf trip with Sanctuary Surf in France. South West France is the perfect place for you to get your dose of vitamin D and give surfing a try or simply get back in the water. Sanctuary Surf team has the whole weekend organized to make sure you get the most of your precious time away. Sanctuary Surf is highly flexible, so get in touch and they'll do their utmost to make it happen!

Highlights

  • Surf sessions
  • Montalivet Market visit
  • Use of surfboard and wetsuit
  • 24 hours a day surfing assistance
  • Daily transfers to the best surf spots
  • Daily French meals and aperitif
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer included: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Tennis court
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

You will sleep under luxury canvas on Egyptian cotton and memory foam with your own private bathroom (toilet and sink) and terrace. Following a perfect day at the beach and a spot-on meal on the decking under the stars, fall asleep to the sound of silence, wake up to the sound of the birds, roll off your king size memory foam mattress and slide back those Egyptian cotton sheets, don your shades as you open the awning of your private 24 meters square / 250 feet square “Ultimate Emperor” bell tent, and step out onto the decking where breakfast will be served. You can always pop to the loo first of course, but you will have to take the side entrance to your private WC with a full-size toilet seat and electric flush. A king (or queen) upon the throne. Other facilities include shaded area, outdoor seating area and tables, storage, cozy and romantic solar powered indoor and outdoor lighting, USB solar charging points, Wi-Fi, and towels. Sanctuary Surf has a maximum of three tents which means up to three couples can stay comfortably on site at any one time. It is no problem adding an additional person to a tent for a fee.

Sanctuary Surf Holiday France Program

Itinerary

This is an example itinerary and everything can be adapted to suit your individual needs. Get in touch and let Sanctuary Surf know what you want.

Day 1 (Arrival on Thursday)

Dash out of the office and get yourself to the airport in time for the evening flight to Bordeaux. Step outside the airport into a warm Bordeaux breeze where you will be greeted by one of the Sanctuary Surf team upon arrival. Jump in the van and enjoy a short cruise through the vineyards to Sanctuary Surf. Unpack and enjoy a late supper of charcuterie and cheese followed by a glass of Bordeaux’s finest. Hit the sack in your private lodging and drift off to the sound of silence.

Day 2 (Friday)

You will wake up to breakfast served on your private terrace ready for a full day ahead of you. Grab your beach bag and wetsuit as you are hitting the beach for your morning surf session. Enjoy the waves and soak up the vibes on plage ‘Le Pin Sec’ and then jump in the surf bus as Sanctuary Surf cruises you back to Sanctuary Surf for lunch. You will enjoy the lunch served on the terrace and obviously the post-lunch chill. Then, you will back to the beach for another surf and head back to Sanctuary Surf where you can wash off that saltwater under a lovely hot shower and enjoy an aperitif. Dinner is served on your communal table where you can recount your tales of surfing legend. After, enjoy a nightcap, board game, or film on the projector before getting a good night rest.

Day 3 (Saturday)

Same as Friday, why change a winning formula? Although, it can be better; post afternoon Apéro on the beach followed by dinner at a local beachside restaurant (Au Pin Sec and à l'Eau) with the best views in Naujac-sur-Mer. Watch the sunset disappear across the horizon over dinner before being ferried home by yours truly for a nightcap and stargazing back at camp.

Day 4 (Sunday)

You will wake up early then hit up the local gem that is Montalivet market. You’ll see how the locals do and enjoy some oysters and white wine while shopping for some locally crafted souvenirs to take back home. For lunch, you will head into the nearby pine forest that runs along the beach for a cool picnic lunch and you will stay 'Monta' for your afternoon surf before whisking you back to the Sanctuary Surf to get freshened up before it is, unfortunately, time for you to head back home. Jump in the van and Sanctuary Surf will drop you off at the airport ready to take your late afternoon flight back to the real world.

Schedule

Day 1

  • 22:00 Supper
  • 24:00 Chill

Day 2

  • 08:30-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-12:30 Surf / SUP
  • 12:30-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-18:30 Surf / SUP
  • 18:30-19:00 Chill
  • 19:00-20:00 Apero
  • 20:00-24:00 Dinner
  • 24:00 Beach party

Day 3

  • 08:30-10:00 Break
  • 10:00-12:30 Surf / SUP
  • 12:30-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-18:30 Surf / SUP
  • 18:30-19:00 Chill
  • 19:00-20:00 Apero
  • 20:00-22:00 Beach
  • 22:00-24:00 Dinner
  • 24:00 Chill

Day 4

  • 08:30-09:30 Break
  • 09:30-12:00 Monta market
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-15:00 Free surf

Included excursions

During the program, you will have an excursion to Montalivet market. It is an absolute must if you are down in this corner of the world. See how the French locals do and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the market offering delicious snacks and handmade souvenirs..

Location

This surf camp is located in Lesparre-Médoc, France. Nestled between the estuary and the ocean, the Médoc is not only the world's most famous wine region but also has endless golden sandy beaches that run down to Spain. At its heart in the middle, you can find France's largest freshwater lake surrounded by pine forests. The local spot only five minutes down the road is Plage du Pin Sec, the region's quietest public beach with only a few amenities preserving the wild vibe. Sanctuary Surf is graced with the same waves that hit other legendary spots such as Lacanau, Hossegor, Biscarosse, and Biarritz on the same stretch of coast. The South West of France is home to the country's most dynamic and popular yet uncrowded cities, its longest beaches, and the best wine in the world.

Nearby places

  • Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD), 1 hour
  • Plage du Pin Sec - 5 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Bar
  • Hammock
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

Food

The French cuisines served during your stay will be freshly prepared, locally sourced, and cooked outdoors on plancha and wood fire kitchen. In France, you live to eat and at Sanctuary Surf, it is certainly no different with food taking pride of place. The open-fire and plancha-equipped outdoor kitchen cook up a daily rotating French rooted menu with the odd twist from your travels, using only fresh and local produce where possible. Start each day with tea or coffee and juice served on your lodging’s private terrace followed by a big and varied breakfast with daily hot options, ensuring you will be ready to hit the beach. Lunch is always served on the terrace, a fresh but hearty affair giving you energy for the afternoon but leaving enough of room for the evening’s communal banquet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bordeaux city tour
  • Cooking lessons
  • Horse riding
  • Stand up paddle
  • Tennis court
  • Surf lessons
  • Wine tours
  • Yoga

What's included

  • Surf sessions
  • SUP
  • Morning excursion to Montalivet market
  • Unlimited access to surfboard and equipment
  • 24 hours a day assistance
  • Daily transfers to surf spots
  • Transfer to and from Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD)
  • Lounge and bar access
  • Access to showers 24 hours
  • Table tennis
  • Free bike use on camp
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Daily “aperitif” (French pre-meal (post-surf) drink and snack)

What's not included

  • Surf lessons (can be arranged with the local surf school)
  • Dinner on Saturday evening is at a local restaurant and is not included in the package price
  • Horse riding
  • Wine tour
  • Tennis court

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

Arrive at Gare Saint Jean in Bordeaux and Sanctuary Surf will come to collect you. You can also get a bus to Lesparre in Le Médoc.

Arrival by train

The closest train station to the surf camp is Lesparre. Arrive there and Sanctuary Surf will come to pick you up and drop off to the camp. A pick up can also be arranged from Gare Saint Jean in Bordeaux.

Airport: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport Airport transfer included: Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 33% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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