Discovering the Landes
Visit the Landes and Gironde regions with your family!
Yelloh! Village Domaine Les Oréades, camping in Sanguinet, is located in the heart of an extraordinarily rich region: Les Landes. This region boasts 30,000 hectares of forests, lakes, unspoilt beaches and an exceptional historical and gastronomic heritage.
The Sanguinet – Biscarosse cycle path
This pleasant, easy walk in the shade of the pines runs 6.6 km along the lake to Biscarrosse. Access to this dedicated bike lane is just across the road from the campsite.
The Musée du Lac: a must-see in the Landes region
Discover the story of the people who populated the shores of Lac de Sanguinet during its gradual formation over 3 millennia.
Nearly 450 objects from archaeological digs promise an interactive journey back in time to understand the environment, heritage and underwater archaeology.
Further information: https: //www.musee-lac-sanguinet.fr/
The Landes region
The beaches of the Atlantic coast
Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Contis… you can’t visit the Landes without discovering the beaches of the Atlantic coast, with their breathtaking panoramas punctuated by dunes and pine forests.
The more adventurous can try their hand at surfing or bodyboarding, but beware: swimming can be dangerous.
Discovering the flavours of the Landes
The Landes region abounds in gastronomic treasures, with local produce (Chalosse beef, free-range duck, farmhouse poultry, Armagnac…) and local specialties (tourtière, magret, confit and Landes pastis). A visit to the Landes is bound to include a taste of the specialties for which the region is famous.
During your stay, treat yourself to a gourmet break or a visit to the Tursan vineyards.
The Pilat Dune
Reaching an altitude of 110 metres, it is the highest dune in Europe! The dune lies to the north of the Landes region in Gironde. When visiting the Landes, taking advantage of the proximity of the Dune du Pilat is essential.
With a little effort, you and your family can reach the summit and enjoy a spectacular view of the Bay of Arcachon and the Pointe du Cap Ferret.
Further information: https://ladunedupilat.com/
Access: approx. 25 minutes by car.
The seaplane museum in Biscarrosse
Did you know that in the 1930s, Biscarrosse was the assembly and testing site for France’s largest seaplanes?
This museum traces the history of these giants of the sky, which in their day linked Biscarrosse to New York and Fort-de-France!
Further information: https: //www.hydravions-biscarrosse.com/
Access: about 20 minutes by car / 332 Avenue Louis Bréguet, Biscarrosse ville.
The Arcachon basin
The Domaine Les Oréades campsite is located in the Landes region of France, and we highly recommend a visit to the Landes. However, it’s a shame not to take advantage of its proximity to the Bay of Arcachon. A getaway for oyster lovers of course… but not only! The Bassin d’Arcachon is full of absolutely magical places to discover:
- The Cap Ferret peninsula,
- The Teich ornithological reserve,
- La pointe aux Chevaux,
- L’Ile aux Oiseaux.
- and of course the Dune du Pilat (commune of La Teste de Buch).
Access: about 30 minutes by car.
The Marquèze Ecomuseum
A journey back in time to an atmosphere as if you were about to visit a village in the Landes region of France.
To reach this ecomuseum, where nothing seems to have changed since the 19th century, take the “Resiniers” train (whose carriages are listed as Historic Monuments) from Sabre station.
Access: 50 minutes by car