Carcans-Maubuisson lake to the north-west of Bordeaux covers 6,000 hectares, making it the largest natural freshwater lake in France.
This family seaside resort bathed by the waves of theAtlantic Ocean, famous for the Bombannes watersport centre and Maubuisson itself, is one of the top places in Europe for competitive sailing.
There are lots of other outdoor sports on offer too (tree top adventures, tennis, water skiing, hiking etc.) - plenty of thrills for all the family!
Right by Lacanau Beach, around 60km from Bordeaux, the Domaine de Bombannes is a brilliant complex that's ideal for tourists. Nestled between the Carcans Maubuisson Lake and the Atlantic ocean, at the heart of the Landes Forest in the Gironde.
At the Domaine de Bombannes complex, you'll find the perfect combination of campsite, swimming pool, beach, sports and leisure activities, ensuring you'll have the perfect holiday. The best way to get around is by cycling, the wind in your hair and salt on your skin. You can explore around 120km of cycle-friendly tracks in the local area.
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!
Right in the middle of the Médoc, La Cave de l'Atlantide offers a range of fine wines. These include the grands crus of Gironde as well as the Médoc, the Haut Médoc, Saint Emilion and even Pomerol. In addition to this, La Cave de l'Atlantide organises visits of the wine producing châteaux as well as beginner wine tasting classes.