Category Archives: France

Euronat Resort – Part 1

[codepeople-post-map] This is located about 6km’s to the north of Montalivet-Les-Bains. The resort provides directions from Bordeaux – take rocade exit n°8, RD 1215 Lesparre, Vensac, then follow signs. The front of the resort has a huge billboard sign, which again leaves you with no doubt the sort of resort you are about to enter. The resort opened… Read More »

Euronat Resort – Part 2

  Although I was there about lunch time (most of the shops close for lunch in these parts anyway) and the place did seem to have a high occupancy rate, there weren’t that many people about. Maybe it was the size of the place, and the range of activities on offer. It has a covered indoor heated swimming… Read More »

Atlantic Coast Beaches (France) – Part 1

The beaches, Montalivet, La Jenny and Euronat are very similar which is not surprising considering they area on the same stretch of coast line. This part of the coast has a large dune system behind the beach which is a protected nature area. There are signs about explaining the fragile eco systems, plants and the dunes in general.… Read More »

Atlantic Coast Beaches (France) – Part 2

Although these beaches are designated legal beaches and most if not all are nude and very respectful, nudity is not mandatory and you are likely to see the odd person dressed or a group wearing swimwear. Some of the ladies are only topless but it’s mostly club uniforms. No-one seems to mind or careless. The crowd are mostly… Read More »

Atlantic Coast Beaches (France) – Part 3

The resorts discourage any sexual jewellery and adornments, so this sort of stuff so this transposes to the beach. There’s no strange men wandering about with ‘cock-rings’ or rings hanging off their private bits. There are no lurkers about to speak of – there is the odd gent who does look a bit odd wandering about who is… Read More »

Atlantic Coast Resorts (La Jenny, Montalivet & Euronat) – Part 1

The first thing you realise about these resorts is that they are huge, very security conscience, well subscribed, extremely family orientated and wholesome. The next thing is that they come with a price tag for you to get your gear off. They can be a touch pricey for what you get compared to a textile resort. The next… Read More »

Atlantic Coast Resorts – Part 2

Each resort is multi-lingual with signs in, French, English, German and Dutch, which have a few grammatical mistakes from time to time, but they get the message across and most of the staff claim to speak 3 or 4 languages. So you may find it difficult to explain that you don’t understand them. However, we did have someone… Read More »

The Lifeguards of the Atlantic Coast

These beaches are patrolled by lifeguards who are employed by each of the resorts. They start about 11am and finish about 7pm. These blokes work in a team of 3 or so on the beach and a couple watch from their shed perched on the dune above the beach at the path into the resort. These blokes seem… Read More »

La Jenny Beach – How to get there

This beach is the most isolated but the most worthwhile to go to and it also the closest to Bordeaux. Make your way to the town of Le Porge and follow the signs and billboards to La Jenny, which is on ‘Route de La Jenny’. When you arrive at the turn off to La Jenny (look for the… Read More »

Euronat Beach – How to get there

This beach is located to the north and about 6kms from Montalivet-les-Bains, and again is accessible via the Euronat resort. To access the beach, not though the resort you can park on either side of the resort. To the south, head north from MontalivetlLes-Bains, the road (D102E1) follows the coast with the coastal dune to your left, well… Read More »