At the gateway to the regional national park of the Landes of Gascogny, le bassin d’Arcachon stretches from the Lège-Cap Ferret peninsula, the 110m high Pilat sand dune and the Eyre delta. The currents of fresh and salt water combine in this vast bay where fishing and oyster farming forge the landscape. The crystal-clear waters and the sandy beaches give Archachon Bay an air of paradise. Sculpted by the winds and the marine currents the sublime banc d’Arguin sandbank a national nature reserve, is home to an important colony of Sandwich terns. Known for its huts perched on stilts above the water, Bird Island is home to 150 species of birds all year round and offers natural treasures and exceptional biodiversity.