The “Bassin”, as Girondins call it, was dear to the heart of the painter Toulouse-Lautrec and Jean Cocteau we cruised aboard a pinnace, traditional flat-bottomed boat, but also stopped in small oyster ports that have kept their authenticity.

Painters never tire of the incredible color palette offered by the Bassin d’Arcachon, the blue-green water also delight those who choose dawn to discover the Bird Island by sea kayak.

It is unthinkable to come to Gironde without visiting the Bay of Arcachon.