Spending a stay in Gironde allows you to discover all the superb sites that its territory has, in particular the famous Arcachon basin. Its capital, the city of Bordeaux, is a very good example of an essential place to visit for holidays. Its dynamism and cultural richness make it one of the main destinations for holidaymakers looking for discoveries. Nature lovers prefer to explore the Atlantic coast, particularly the Arcachon basin, its ports, its fine sandy beaches and its splendid natural areas. The bicycle paths and hiking trails of this place make it very pleasant to walk. To the north of the Arcachon basin are the Lacanau and Hourtin lakes, which are other splendid natural areas to discover.
Stay by the sea in Gironde
The Gironde is a great place for swimmers. Its practically rectilinear Atlantic coast before the Arcachon basin forms many long beaches of fine sand that are ideal for long afternoons of swimming to let the waves carry you or to relax in front of the sun. If the setting is important, the Arcachon basin opens its doors to you and will make you discover a magnificent aquatic microcosm. The Gironde is a great place to practice water sports such as sailing, kite surfing or sea kayaking.
The Gironde department offers you its natural spaces, its preserved coastline, its heritage and its Bordeaux wines. It welcomes you with its estuary, lakes, rivers and of course its ocean beaches.