Guests may wander straight of our garden step onto the fine sand of the beach where a range
of water activities from swimming, sailing, (kite) surfing, fishing and more are available.
Boating outings to the magnificent Bande d’Arquin and L’ile des Oiseaux, or even a trip with a local fisherman to one of his oyster parks may be organized on demand. Guests may consume the delicious oysters they have harvested on the spot or share them for lunch with their friends, colleges or family.
Health Benefits of our unique climate
Since the late 18th century the Bassin d’Arcachon is renowned for its reinvigorating micro climate. The particular blend of pine forest and ocean air is proven to be health preventive and beneficial to many people suffering from heart or lung conditions.
At the heart of the Bassin d’Arcachon, the sea almost completely pulls back at low tide. This process exposes the sea bed which in turn releases the gas iodine. Iodine is proven to be extremely health beneficial and has a positive influence on the function of the Thyroid and thus on your metabolism. It is even "said" that iodine can increase your IQ with 10-15 points - Iodine deficiency is being associated with mental disorders.
Even today health resorts are settled around the heart of the Bassin.