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Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans, France

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

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.

Attractions near Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

Étang de Lacanau18.19km from Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

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.

île aux Oiseaux48.9km from Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

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.

Cordouan Lighthouse50.45km from Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

The famous Cordouan Lighthouse, built between 1584 and 1611, is the oldest working lighthouse in France. It was located in the middle of the sea, at the mouth of the Gironde estuary. It stands 67.5 metres tall and has six storeys in the Renaissance style. It is the only lighthouse at the sea on the coast of France still guarded, the oldest still in activity and the only one in the world open to the visit.

CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux53.07km from Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux , formerly the Center d'arts plastiques contemporains, is a museum of modern art established in 1973 in Bordeaux, France.  It was a former warehouse for colonial goods such as sugar, coffee, cocoa, cotton, spices and oils. a beautiful sleep reminiscent of a medieval church and used to present temporary exhibitions.

Monument aux Girondins53.09km from Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

The monument to the Girondins , located in Bordeaux , place des Quinconces , was erected between 1894 and 1902 in memory of the Girondins deputies who were victims of the Terror . The Bordelais commonly call it “column of the Girondins” or “monument of the Girondins". It has been classified as a historical monument since 2011.

Place des Quinconces53.22km from Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans

The Quinconces is one of the main squares of the city center of Bordeaux in France . It hosts funfairs and fairs of all kinds thanks to its large area. it consists of a plaza sloping gently towards the Garonne bordered on the north and south of tree plantations. The imposing monument to the Girondins and two rostral columns decorate the two ends.

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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.