- St Malo: 466km ( recommended )
- Caen: 585km
- Cherbourg: 618km
- Calais: 854km
At Eurocamp we believe in making our holiday parcs not only easy to enjoy, but also simple to get to. So whether you decide to self drive or fly drive, we'll help to make sure your journey is as hassle-free as possible.
Cote D'Argent Campsite
134 Av Jean Lafitte, 33990 Hourtin-Plage
- GPS Co-ordinates 45.22305 -1.16468
- Local Railway Lesparre-Médoc, 25km
- Bus Station Hourtin Plage, 0.3km
Traveling by Ferry & Eurotunnel
With a huge choice of ferry operators and routes – not to mention Eurotunnel - taking your car to the continent has never made more sense. Channel crossings can be booked online as part of a package, and don’t worry about driving abroad if it’s your first time – we can help you with our recommended ferry and driving routes to help you hit the open road en route to Côte D’Argent.
Hourtin Plage is situated due south of Royan, across the Gironde estuary. There is a regular car ferry crossing across the estuary from Royan to Le Verdon and this will shorten the drive time. The ferry crossing takes about 20 minutes. The alternative route is to drive down to Bordeaux and approach the site from the south.
Sailing into the western channel port of St Malo will give you the shortest drive in France. Brittany Ferries operate daily sailings from Portsmouth to St Malo - this is an overnight sailing normally departing at 8:15pm with a sailing time of approximately 12 hours.
The return crossing from St Malo to Portsmouth is normally a mid morning sailing, in order to catch this you will need a stopover close to port. Our parcs Château de Galinée and Domaine des Ormes are both within easy driving distance of St Malo.
The western channel port of Caen Ouistreham offers a much greater choice of day and night sailings, with varied sailing lengths. From Caen you can head south to Le Mans then cut across to the coast via Angers or Poitiers.
If you prefer the short sea crossing from Dover to Calais, or the Eurotunnel, the drive will take you via Rouen, Le Mans, Tours and Poitiers - it's a long journey so you might wish to break your journey with an overnight stop in Normandy or at a parc in the Loire Valley. Alternatively, take the more southerly route from Calais and indulge in a city break in Paris - see the sights or even visit Disneyland® Paris.
- Please note your accommodation on parc is available from 3pm on your day of arrival.
- France has introduced driving restrictions in Paris and some other cities; a Crit'Air sticker should be displayed or you may be fined. Click here for more details.
- Don't forget the time difference! Europe is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
- More time on the ferry or more time on the road? When comparing the different route options, do remember to allow for motorway tolls and fuel costs.
- Quick converter: 50 miles is just over 80km.
An increasing number of non-stop flights and additional routes to the continent mean that flying to your destination is more convenient than ever.
The Gascony region is within easy reach, with several airlines flying directly from the UK and Ireland into Bergerac, Bordeaux and La Rochelle. We can arrange your flights with low cost operators as well as offering information about scheduled airlines.
Check who flies into where from your nearest airport using the Flight Finder tool below, then either book your flights directly or give us a call and let us take care of everything!*
*Not all airlines can be booked as part of a package arranged by us, including: Air France, German Wings, KLM, Thomson, Thomas Cook and Vueling.
- Bordeaux (BOD): 70km ( nearest )
- Bergerac (EGC): 134km