The Pilat dune is located at the entrance to the Arcachon basin in the town of La Teste de Buch, in Gironde.
Belonging to the coastal dunes of Aquitaine, it is to date the only dune still in motion in this system. Between ocean and forest, it moves 1 to 5 m per year to the east under the influence of prevailing winds and tides.
Far from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, get lost in the alleys of the district in search of the most beautiful villas of the 19th century and walk in the Moorish Park until the Sainte-Cécile observatory. You can best discover the Winter City of Arcachon on foot!
Among the 300 villas, don’t miss Villa Teresa, Toledo, Brémontier, Trocadero, Alexandre Dumas, Bayard and Athena, known as the most extravagant in the neighborhood!
We arrive at the end of the world and there, the treat!
The 180 ° view of the Pilat dune, the Banc d’Arguin, the Bassin passes and the Atlantic.
A wild landscape, an escape an hour from Bordeaux,
like a Caribbean beach with golden sand as far as the eye can see.
Île aux Oiseaux is a small island located in the French town of La Teste-de-Buch in the center of the Arcachon basin.
Among the various hypotheses, it would be either an old sandbank, or the remains of a high dune forged by the wind and the sea currents whose base would have fixed on its current location over time.
The Teich Ornithological Reserve is a preserved natural space, designed to welcome wild birds and encourage their observation by the public. 110 hectares of afforestation, reed beds, meadows, maritime marshes and lagoons are distributed from the continental sector to the maritime shores of the Arcachon basin.
Le domaine de certes is a former fish farm located in the town of Audenge, east of the Arcachon basin, in the Landes de Gascogne, classified since 1984 as a “sensitive natural area”.