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The Bay of Arcachon


Real inland sea, the Bassin d’Arcachon communicates with the Ocean in addition to be fed in pure water by the Leyre. These exchanges between pure water and salt water created a unique world. “it’s like the first world ages” wrote Jean Cocteau.


The Bassin d’Arcachon, these are amazing landscapes, built by maritime traditions ; oyster farming and fishing. Nowaday it’s possible to board with our sailors to share a unique moment with those who are living and do the Bassin.


The Bassin d’Arcachon, this is also the Dune du Pilat, a Saharan adventure between ocean and forest at 110 meters high.


The Bassin d’Arcachon, this is also several nature discoveries ; This is the Bird’s Island, which owes it’s name to the numerous birds that came and seeks refuge there.


The Bassin offers a broad range of sport activities and entertainments. The bicycle paths which encircle the Bassin d’Arcachon provide a link between the Cap Ferret and Arcachon through the 10 towns which do the Bassin. A website dedicated to the bicycle offers to the tourists a way to discover the Bassin through bicycles’ circuits and loops.


Finally, the Bassin d’Arcachon, height of its amazing diversity of landscapes, heritage and activities, will delight both young and old !


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