Self catering holidays
The largest natural freshwater lake in France is located in Aquitaine and covers 6,000 hectares. The Carcans-Maubuisson Lake is so vast that it almost resembles an inland sea. The natural setting of the lake is ideal for walks. On foot or by bike, you can explore the marshes, dunes and forest along the shores.
Although Lake Carcans-Maubuisson is the perfect place to escape and relax, it is also a place for sportsmen and women. Tennis, kayaking, archery, climbing, surfing and sailing: you will find all kinds of activities on offer here.
Nestled in the Landes forest, the Bombannes estate extends over 140 hectares, located near the largest freshwater lake in France. The UCPA Bombannes offers many activities in this natural setting conducive to sport and escape.
Visitors can practice archery, climbing, cycling, play a family game of mini golf, go orienteering, or take a carriage ride.
Amid the pine trees and the vines, the Vitalparc extends over almost 10 hectares of coastal land. Enveloped by the perfumed steam of the hammam, or cradled by the swirling waters, you can truly enjoy this relaxing spa experience. Beauty rituals and massages with essential oils are available to guests. Or you can simply swim in complete tranquillity in the heated pool. It's all about comfort and relaxation at the Lacanau Vitalparc spa.
Stretching for 2,000 hectares, Lacanau Lake is one of the biggest lakes in the Landes department.
While the edges of Lacanau Lake are shallow (1 to 2m), at its widest, Lacanau Lake can reach up up to 8m.
Dotted with islands, Lacanau Lake with its Bird island and Goat island, is a special place where fauna and flora flourish.
You can enjoy this beautiful variety of landscapes from pointe du Tedey.
For families, the Lacanau Lake beaches are the ideal place for swimming, just one hour from Bordeaux!
This nature reserve is hidden by the dune-lined coastline and the national forest of Lacanau, which allows it to preserve a great diversity of original landscapes. Over a 7km trail, you can visit this natural area as a family, and wander the trails for a short hike.
Dunes, primary forests, giant ferns and extensive marshes compose the different areas of this tranquil spot, including a pond around which it's pleasant to sit and picnic.