Explore the region

Explore the Landes and the Gironde with your family!

maeva Respire Domaine Les Oréades is located in Sanguinet in the heart of an extraordinarily rich region, endowed with 30,000 hectares of forests, three lakes, wild beaches and an exceptional historical and gastronomic heritage.

Great discoveries!

 

In Sanguinet

The Sanguinet-Biscarosse cycle path

This pleasant route in the shade of the pines is not especially challenging and runs along the lake for 6.6 km to Biscarrosse. Access to this dedicated cycle path is just in front of the campsite.

 

The lake museum

Discover the history of the people who populated the surroundings of Lake Sanguinet during its gradual formation, which took place over three millennia.

Nearly 450 objects from archaeological excavations promise an interactive journey through time to understand the environment, heritage, underwater archaeology.

More info: https://www.musee-lac-sanguinet.fr/

Within the region

The beaches of the Atlantic coast

Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Contis… The beaches of the Atlantic coast reveal breathtaking panoramas punctuated by dunes and pine forests.

The more adventurous can learn to surf or bodyboard, but do be careful; swimming can be dangerous.

Discovering the flavours of the Landes

The region is full of gourmet treasures with local products (beef from Chalosse, free-range duck, free-range poultry, Armagnac, etc.) and local specialities (tourtière, duck breast, confit and Landes pastis).

Treat yourself to a gourmet break or a visit to the Tursan vineyard during your stay.

The Pilat dune

Culminating at 110 meters above sea level, this is the highest dune in Europe!

With a bit of effort, you and your family can reach its summit and enjoy a spectacular view of the Bassin d’Arcachon and the Pointe du Cap Ferret.

More info: https://ladunedupilat.com/

Access: about 25 minutes by car.

The Seaplane Museum in Biscarosse

Did you know that in the 1930s, Biscarosse was the place where the largest French seaplanes were assembled and tested?

This museum retraces the history of these giants of the sky, which, in their day, linked Biscarrosse to New York and Fort-de-France!

More info: https://www.hydravions-biscarrosse.com/

Access: about 20 minutes by car / 332 Avenue Louis Bréguet, Biscarrosse

The Arcachon basin

A great getaway for oyster lovers, of course… but that’s not all! The Arcachon Basin is full of absolutely magical places to explore:

  • The Cap Ferret peninsula,
  • The Teich ornithological reserve,
  • The Pointe aux Chevaux
  • The Ile aux Oiseaux.

Access: about 30 minutes by car.

 

The Marquèze Eco-museum

Take a trip back in time to rediscover the atmosphere of a village of yesteryear.

To access this eco-museum, where nothing seems to have changed since the 19th century, take the resin workers train (the carriages are classified as a Historic Monument) from Saber station.

Access: 50 minutes by car More info: https://www.marqueze.fr/