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Étang de Lacanau

Étang de Lacanau, 33680 Lacanau, France

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Étang de Lacanau

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.



Attractions near Étang de Lacanau

Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans18.19km from Étang de Lacanau

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.

île aux Oiseaux30.75km from Étang de Lacanau

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.

Dune of Pilat42.91km from Étang de Lacanau

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.

Museum of Fine Arts of Bordeaux45.08km from Étang de Lacanau

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.

Monument aux Girondins45.22km from Étang de Lacanau

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.

Bordeaux Cathedral45.29km from Étang de Lacanau

An elegant imposing gothic cathedral which was located in the heart of the capital of Aquitaine. One of the largest religious buildings in Bordeaux which was listed in the UNESCO world heritage site since 1998.  King Louis VII and King Louis XIII both got married in this church. Its architecture is also one of the important things which attract peoples here.

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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.