The Arcachon Bay back to welcome page

A lagoon of 250 square km. open to the Ocean.

The Bay of Arcachon "Exceptional sites..."

The Dune of Pilat, 2,700 meters long and 105 meters high - a European record ;
The sandbank of Arguin, a daily playground for sand, water, and wind ;

The bird-island, a mysterious island, in the middle of the bay, guarded by the famous pile dwellings ;
The Leyre delta, a magical place where salt water and freshwater meet ;
And many others that you are kindly invited to discover on this site.

The piledwellings
"A place for life, traditions, and migrations..."
The pinasse

River banks lined with towns and picturesque villages ;
A string of oyster fishing villages where tradition and modern life style are well mixed ;
A place of life, rest and reproduction for over 300 species of migratory birds.

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