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île aux Oiseaux, France


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About île aux Oiseaux

L' île aux Oiseaux is a small island located in the French commune of La Teste-de-Buch in the center of the Arcachon basin. The island was once used by the inhabitants of the basin as a grazing place for the herds of cows and then horses. Since the beginning of the xx th century, there are regular excursion boat from Arcachon and Cap Ferret . Some boaters also go there. It is a natural site classified since a decree of Aug 21, 2008.

Attractions Near île aux Oiseaux

Dune of Pilat
Dune of Pilat12.26km from île aux Oiseaux

The Dune of Pilat is known by the locals and French is a big chunk of sand located on the eastern side of Arcachon Bay but on the western coastline of France, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. This majestic sand dune is around 500 meters wide and extends for nearly three kilometers and it runs parallel to a shoreline. Due to its exposed location along the sea and steep angle, the Dune of Pilat is a famous paragliding spot with great soaring conditions.

Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet
Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet23.25km from île aux Oiseaux

Lake Cazaux-Sanguinet is one of the great Landes lakes , succeeding one another along the Aquitaine coast. It straddles the French departments of Gironde and Landes , bordered to the north by the municipalities of Cazaux and La Teste-de-Buch , to the east by that of Sanguinet and to the south by that of Biscarrosse.

Étang de Lacanau
Étang de Lacanau30.75km from île aux Oiseaux

Lacanau Lake is located in France in the town of Lacanau in the department of Gironde and the region New Aquitaine in the Landes du Médoc. Covering an area of 1,985 ha, the Lacanau lake is one of the great Landes lakes. By the Canal des Étangs, it communicates to the north with the Hourtin and Carcans lakes and to the south with the Arcachon basin.

Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis
Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis38.47km from île aux Oiseaux

The Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis is one of the great Landes lakes of the Neo-Aquitaine coast , in the south-west of France. The Landes canal, also known as the Navarrosse Canal, links the Parentis-Biscarrosse lake to the Cazaux Sanguinet lake bypassing the Petit Étang de Biscarrosse . It has a free passage lock at Navarrosse.

Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans
Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans48.9km from île aux Oiseaux

Lake Hourtin-Carcans, measuring 5,667 hectares, is the largest freshwater lake in France located in the heart of the Médoc Landes. It was preserved with wild marshes, sand dunes and pine forests. It is a perfect place for sailing, swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, kite surfing, paddle boating, or walking and biking along the trails and cycle paths that line the shores of the lake.

Museum of Fine Arts of Bordeaux
Museum of Fine Arts of Bordeaux49.18km from île aux Oiseaux

A huge museum that displays the works by some of Europe's greatest painters as well as Bordeaux artists from various periods and schools. It was built in the year of 1881. Its collection is housed in two different places: the south wing is devoted to art from the 16th to the 18th century, and the north wing focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries. A visit to this museum is an entertaining learning experience, and it is fascinating to see which school a picture belongs to.

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Discover More Attractions in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Where île aux Oiseaux Is Located

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.