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Biscarrosse and surroundings offer a great number of sports and leisure activities, as well as cultural and tourist outings. You can choose to practise surfing, sailing, and water skiing or kite surfing on the beaches of the Atlantic Coast at just 10 km, enjoy the lakes of Sanguinet, Cazaux and Parentis nearby, cycle on the tracks that cross the Landes forest or take one of the paths winding through the Parc Naturel des Landes de Gascogne.
During your camping holiday in Les Landes, you’ll also be discovering the gastronomy (confit of duck, duck breast and foie gras), some lively traditions and cultural events (maïade des Landes de Gascogne, typical festivals and bull fights…) as well as the amazing tourist sites of the area, all located near the campsite, such as the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Dune of Pilat, Bordeaux and its vineyards, the Basque villages along the Ebre and Adour rivers…
You have just arrived near Lake Biscarrosse and there are so many good places to eat that it is difficult to choose, here is our selection to help you in this choice oh so delicious!
The Annex for a colorful plate.
The restaurant L'Annexe in Biscarrosse is what you need for a culinary escape in due form. The ingredients are quality and the creative recipes will delight you.
Matita, for a pizza.
Enjoy a pizza in a friendly atmosphere at the restaurant Matita! It is a dish both simple and so good. It is an ideal dinner or lunch idea for both children and adults. Everyone can choose the pizza that makes him want or pick on the plate of the neighbor.
The Caravelle for a meal in a charming setting.
This address will allow you to enjoy quality dishes by the lake. The view of the water is soothing, the meal nice. This is the ideal place for a romantic dinner at the water's edge during your stay in Biscarrosse and why not, for a marriage proposal in a sublime setting!
The unexpected near Biscarrosse
This is the restaurant you need if you are looking for a delicious and affordable menu.
Blue Banana, original and nice.
Go to Biscarrosse Bleu Banane for refined plates, colorful and elegant dressings as well as original and innovative recipes.
Come to Bisca to rest and have fun with children, as a couple or with your friends. Biscarrosse is the perfect seaside resort for a stay between ocean and lake. Enjoy the pleasures of swimming in the ocean and the serenity of the lake to recharge your batteries.
Biscarrosse is the ideal place to practice many water and water activities. Rent a boat at Lake Biscarrosse with friends or family or experience the unique sensations of windsurfing.
Take advantage of the holidays to challenge your friends to see who will stand the fastest while standing on a paddle?
Discover the pleasures of swimming on the beaches of the Landes family! Here are the 5 best beaches to rest and have fun. Some even offer practical equipment adapted to the youngest as water games or practical elements (showers, toilets).
Fancy beaches that have character and are not invaded by tourists, here is a selection of idyllic places to sunbathe and daydream in peace:
You want to discover the surfing, essential sport of the department, here are the beaches most appreciated by the amateurs of this discipline which is on the border between the sport and the art:
Among the must-go camping holidays on the Silver Coast, discover the famous dune Pilat (or Pyla) which now stands 110.5 meters! Located at the entrance of the Arcachon basin, this wonder of the Pharaonic dimensions offers a 360 ° view of the basin, the bench of Arguin, the Landes forest and even on the Pyrenees if the weather conditions allow it! The most athletic will not hesitate to climb this pile of giant sand without taking the stairs while lovers of thrills can discover the dune Pilat paragliding!
The Dune is located about half an hour drive from Camping Bimbo in the town of La Teste-de-Buch. The Dune du Pilat is a must-see place that you will enjoy exploring during your stay in Biscarosse. By car you will take the direction of the road of Arcachon and evolve in a grandiose landscape.
The Dune du Pilat is the largest in Europe, reaching a height of 100 to 115 meters depending on the year. It moves a few centimeters a year depending on the wind. It extends for almost 3 kilometers and the Dune of Pilat represents about 60 cubic meters of sand.
The ascent of the Dune of Pilat is rather easy to realize. Provide good shoes to mount easily. It is difficult to do this walk with a stroller. Parking is nearby, the place is very touristy and there can be crowds. It's normal when you know how unique this place is. It takes 1 hour minimum to explore this famous dune. The view of the Atlantic and the basin at the top is well worth the effort of the climb, it's magic.
After your ascent of the Pyla Dune it will certainly be time to restore yourself. The region is known for its typical flavors, gourmet recipes and freshly caught fish and shellfish. Here is a selection of places where it is welcome to sit:
All you have to do is choose the place to feast on ?!
Nestling at the edge of the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne, the Bassin d’Arcachon is an amazing nature site to explore. You’ll find a great number of sports activities (sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayak, stand-up paddle, angling, scuba diving…). Or: explore the birds’ island and its typical cabins, discover the bird park of Le Teich, climb the Dune of Pilat, ramble around in one of the pine forests of the area, navigate between the sand banks of the Banc d’Arguin, visit the lighthouse and the Pointe du Cap Ferret, visit the oyster parks and taste the famous oysters of Arcachon, stroll around in the picturesque villages of the Lège-Cap-Ferret peninsula… enough to choose from!
Have you always dreamed of surfing? Enjoy your camping holiday in Biscarrosse to catch your first waves or perfect your technique with La Vigie, one of the first surf schools in the Landes! From 6 years old, you will be able to follow beginner's surfing lessons, opt for intensive training or advanced training sessions and work on your maneuvers with passionate and experienced instructors. Located on the seafront in Biscarrosse, La Vigie surf school, labeled French surf school partner partner of the campsite, has been teaching surfing since 1995. On site: 400 m² premises, an art gallery dedicated to surfing, a surf shop and board and combis rental.
The Landes coast is known for being the capital of surfing, Biscarrosse is known for its popular surf spots for amateur and professional surfers. All the conditions are there for waves as we like them. The large beach of Biscarrosse is the ideal place to surf the wave ?! You can discover the sensations of surfing or train to improve your technique. Attention all the same, the Atlantic is beautiful, but, the ocean can also be dangerous .. Having minimal knowledge about the Atlantic, the weather and knowing how to swim properly are essential parameters for a totally successful surf session. For the neo-surfers,? "Maybe recommended to apprehend all the basic techniques with a real pro? La Vigie: surf school in Biscarrosse Discover
This unique place exists since 1995 and is labeled French Federation since 1998. This school brings together everything a surfing enthusiast can dream about: a surf shop to get the best equipment possible; an art exhibition on surfing? courses for beginners, amateurs and coaching for and by professionals in the discipline. Thus at La Vigie in Biscarrosse you can start surfing, improve or train for your next competition. In individual or group lessons, you will explore the pleasures of this mythical sport ?! Glenn Le Toquin (several times champion) and his team are there to welcome the youngest (from 6 years old) and to share the passion of the board with you
On the shore of Lake Biscarrosse in Port Maguide, the AquaPark is located just 4 km from the Bimbo campsite. All summer, come and enjoy yourself with family or friends. The AquaPark welcomes children from 5 to 8 years old accompanied by a parent and AquaKid's is especially designed for the little ones! On the program: inflatable structures, trampolines, swings, giant slide for children and climbing wall of 5 meters high, water ziplines, giant catapult and evening AquaPark night for adults!
During your holidays in Bisca, discover the famous Aquapark Biscarrosse is the perfect place to have fun with family or friends ?! Located on the lake near Port Maguide, a route of inflatable structures offers you to bounce, climb, jump, splash for your enjoyment.
The most adventurous will be able to test:
So many reasons to come and have fun at Aquapark!
Aquapark Biscarrosse is open every day from May to September 30th. From 11 am to 8 pm during the summer holidays. Open from 11 am to 7 pm on weekends in May, June and September; From 1 pm until 7 pm the week of May, June and September. The Aqua'Kids area (4 to 10 years old) is open from 9 am to 11 am on Wednesdays and Fridays during the months of July and August. The child must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. For older children, evenings are organized for an original evening and 100% fun On the price side, count (for 1 person) 10 € for 1 hour of fun (final exit), 15 € for 2 hours and 20 € for the day, unlimited entries and exits for these two offers.
The giant toboggan and the catapult (adults only) are additional options (5 € each). The rates for Aqua'Kids are similar (formulas from 10 to 15 euros), free for the accompanying adult. Discover the activities offered by the campsite
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medieval city of Saint-Émilion has an outstanding historical and architectural heritage. You can visit the ramparts and the Brunet gate, which once protected the village from many lusts; the Tour du Roy, the only Romanesque keep still intact in the Gironde; the astonishing monolithic church entirely dug in the rock in the 12th century; the "Great Wall", remains of the old Dominican monastery; the majestic ruins of the Cardinal Palace or the convent of the Cordeliers, a 13th-century historical monument classified by UNESCO. To complete the visit, do not hesitate to follow the "Wine Route of Bordeaux in Saint-Émilion, Pomerol, Fronsac" to explore the vineyards and discover the many castles nearby not far from our 4-star campsite in the Landes.
Saint-Émilion is a medieval village known throughout the world for its wines. Take advantage of your stay to visit the city, taste the wines and enjoy delicious meals
. The different wines are often cited among the biggest. You will find many well-known wineries by walking the country roads around this historic village.
The geological specificities and the surrounding climate give the wine an inimitable taste. The land where limestone and clay merge allows the creation of an exceptional wine.
You need to know these mansions where oenology is an art transmitted from generation to generation. At least 12 different appellations (according to particularities) make it possible to recognize a Saint-Emilion wine.
The challenges of sustainable development are taken into account by many winemakers in this village who work for a responsible and positive ecological approach to nature.
Spirituality, commerce and wine have thus strongly marked the city which is erected as an amphitheater. The mounds (steep streets) allow to discover the village by gradually taking the height. Different monuments are so many testimonies of the history of this city became highly tourist.
His many exciting riches, with many buildings that are revealed only to the most curious explorers when venturing into the underground.
The route of the wine route is absolutely fascinating. Your visit will follow a thematic, that this one is unusual, gastronomic, historical or artistic. Discover the greatest castles that make the grand cru of the wine history of St Emilion
The city of Saint-Emilion is known for its exceptional wines thanks to a unique terroir, ancestral know-how and a microclimate conducive to the development of vines.
Many star chefs have settled in the city and its surroundings with the desire to magnify the agreement between food and wine. The castles and their splendid architectures are as many invitations to the wonder of the visitors.
The city of Saint-Emilion is full of surprises as tasteful as architectural, it is the ideal place to make beautiful discoveries and spend a wonderful time during your holidays.
During your stay in Biscarrosse, you will absolutely have to spend a day in Bordeaux. On the banks of the Garonne, you can take a picture of the largest water mirror in the world facing the Place de la Bourse. A few steps away, we discover the Saint Pierre district and the picturesque streets of old Bordeaux. Among the most beautiful monuments of the city, do not miss the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (18th century) and the Saint André cathedral. Looking up, admire the Pey Berland tower and its Gothic bell tower. If you have time, browse the rooms of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Aquitaine or the one dedicated to the decorative arts and Design. If you want to do some shopping, go to rue Sainte-Catherine, the longest pedestrian street in Europe!
Bordeaux is a city where gastronomy is king. The region's famous wine is perfect for a variety of dishes. The restaurants of Bordeaux sometimes offer traditional cuisine and sometimes inventive and unusual recipes. The invitations to greed are numerous, here is our selection to treat you during your stay between friendly bistrots and tables of great chefs:
The Bistro Réno, simple and tasty dishes at a moderate price.
The Grand House of Pierre Gagnaire has 2 stars to his name. This is the place to go for a very refined meal, vegetarian adjustments are available on request.
The Original for a succulent meal in a delicious setting. Medium budget.
Le Petit Bec, restaurant and wine bar, ideal for an evening with friends. Accessible with an average budget.
Blisss, you have to book, but it's worth it. Only 16 guests for a 100% creative menu. A delight worthy of the greatest in a universe on a human scale. A moment full of poetry.
Bordeaux is a city to visit during its holidays in the South West. Many historic buildings and monuments deserve to be explored and observed. The city is also renowned for the wine that is produced in the region, so you can learn a lot of interesting information by visiting the city of Bordeaux.
If you have more time, you could take the opportunity to visit around Bordeaux, for example by visiting Libourne or the beautiful slopes of Saint Emilion.
Want to adventure or great chills during your camping holiday in Biscarrosse? Spend a memorable day with family or friends at BISC'AVENTURE®, a large tree-climbing park with more than 180 games and 15 courses for all ages! Progress from tree to tree with a magnificent view of Biscarrosse Plage and the ocean, fill up your sensations on the giant zip lines, dare to jump with the Free Jump, the Big Jump and the Giant Catapult that propels you into the tunes at 15m high in less than 2 seconds!
Biscaventure is the promise of experiencing thrills
More thrills? Choose an even more surprising activity:
The adventure park is open from early April to early November and offers different rates depending on the chosen activities or the age of the participant.
A catering service is offered to all visitors, so you will easily find a sandwich, a soda, salads, ice creams and other drinks for lunch or for afternoon tea. It's digging to be an adventurous ?!
An anniversary or catering package can also be ordered to celebrate an event in an original way at Biscaventure Park.
Discover all the activities offered directly by the campsite!
It is in Sabers, a small town in the Landes near our campsite Biscarrosse, that you can go back in time by visiting the Ecomuseum of Marquèze. In the heart of a preserved area of 25 hectares, stroll through a district of the Landes de Gascogne faithfully restored and restored. You will discover the daily life of a village in the nineteenth century Landes. To get there, you go aboard the little train hundred years to cars classified as historic monuments to join the site! On the program: visits to traditional half-timbered houses, collection of period objects, animations and demonstrations of know-how, treasure hunts for children, exhibitions on the traditions and history of the Landes de Gascogne, not forgetting the animals of the farm ... Change of scenery guaranteed!
At the Ecomuseum Marquèze, you take the mini-train so cars are classified as Historical Monuments to take a trip to the past ?!
A guide will be given to you at the entrance of the museum. You will discover with family or friends, the history of the Landes de Gascogne from 1890 to today.
A reconstituted district allows us to imagine those who helped build Europe's largest industrial forest.
You will be able to explore the different stagings and see how people used to live, learn interesting facts about ancient skills sometimes lost today. Many themes are proposed to you, according to the moment of your visit you will be able to learn more about:
You will also be able to visit the temporary exhibition. It's a real change of scenery for young and old alike.
Schools and other groups of children are welcome to the ecomuseum Marquèze Sabers to discover the Landes de Gascogne in 1890. Many workshops can be offered to younger, they will be captivated.
Children will discover typical information about the Landes, learn the secrets of making bread "as before", greet animals and hear exciting stories.
Various school activities are offered to entertain the young blond heads of the first cycle, to college. Each workshop and first explained then allows practice with small hands through games and other fun activities.
An ideal outing to absolutely predict during the school year!t family outing!
The impression of immensity is omnipresent in the Landes. Walking the cycle paths by bike is a practical and fun way to discover the great natural spaces of cities like Biscarrosse, Parentis or Sanguinet, from forests to large lakes through the dunes, the vast white sand beaches and the ocean. To give you an overview, we have selected two of the best known Biscarrosse cycle paths. We will end with some tips for riding a bike safely on a bike path in Biscarrosse.
Travelers seldom content themselves with crisscrossing the Biscarrossan landscapes, pushing their adventure in other destinations of the Great Lakes. This Biscarrosse cycle path linking Arcachon to Biscarrosse Plage allows you to admire the salt meadows, the villages and oyster ports that make the reputation of the Arcachon Basin. It goes through the Pilat dune. Located a stone's throw from the beach, this gem is 110 meters high and spans 2.7 km. The getaway continues in the heart of the forest to arrive in Biscarrosse, where we indulge in various water sports such as surfing, kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding.
This route allows you to enjoy the dunes and passes by the seaplane museum, a stone's throw from Lake Biscarrosse. From there, you can choose to continue the adventure in the forest if you plan to take advantage of the nautical leisures of Lake Sanguinet-Cazaux (5,800 hectares). Or we head to Parentis-en-Born and its 10 km of track, a destination also appreciated for its lake.
These instructions are basic, but are particularly important for your safety and the safety of others:
The bicycle is a practical means of transport to explore the Landes forest, go along the coasts or the lakes of Biscarrosse and neighboring municipalities such as Parentis or Gastes. Biscarrosse bike rental even allows some travelers to explore the large network of Great Lakes cycle paths.
It is a means of travel that is a delight for adventure seekers and new experiences. The bike trip is perfect for exploring the great natural areas of the Landes. Travelers to Biscarrosse are in a hurry to explore the forests, which cover an area of 13,000 hectares, or the bodies of water, which extend over 3,200 hectares.
Biscarrosse bike rental is also a practical option as it covers more distance, compared to hiking. Travelers have the chance to discover several landscapes, such as the North Lake, the small lake or the Biscarrosse-Parentis lake. They can also take advantage of this getaway to explore Biscarrosse Ville, the administrative and commercial center of the town. From the city center, they can easily reach Biscarrosse Plage, located 9 km away, popular among other things for its beautiful seafront walks.
We have selected three of the companies offering the rental of street bikes in the city:
This rental service has several agencies in Biscarrosse Ville, Biscarrosse Lac and Biscarrosse Plage. The company offers the public a whole range of bikes, among which VTC Sport, mixed all-terrain bikes, city bikes, but also Fat Bikes with electric assistance, mountain bikes, junior bikes or even trailers for children. or shopping baskets.
The agency is located on avenue de la Plage in Biscarrosse Plage. It welcomes the public every day from April to November. Customers can choose from several rental packages, from four hours for a one-time hike to one month for roaming stays.
The company specializes in the repair and rental of Biscarrosse bikes. It welcomes the public on Chemin des Roseaux, offering a wide choice of models, including children's bikes, BMX, follower bikes, trailers and recumbent trikes.
Moments of relaxation in a wellness center, a romantic evening with the children or with children, a museum visit, shopping ... There are several ways to take care of - or keep the children occupied - when the weather is bad. We have selected three of the most common activities when it rains.
Whatever the weather, enjoying moments of relaxation in a wellness center, especially the spa, remains one of the most popular activities for visitors. The latter have the choice among several establishments located in the Landes. This is particularly the case with Aqua Zen Fish and Spa des Îles in Biscarrosse. Many travelers also let themselves be seduced by the peaceful setting of Spa des 5 Sens in Parentis-en-Born, or L’Escapade Bien-Etre in Sanguinet.
The museum visit is one of the ways to keep children occupied, especially when the sun is not there. The Seaplane Museum, as its name suggests, traces the history of seaplanes that once took off on Lake Biscarrosse. The establishment is located close to this emblematic body of water. It also offers both educational and fun programs for children. These activities are provided by three guides who are dedicated exclusively to welcoming young audiences.
The casino is one of the most prestigious addresses in Biscarrosse Plage. The establishment offers fifty slot machines, but also tables with Black Jack and English roulette, and many other games. Various programs are also on the program, including live concerts and themed evenings. The casino also has a bar and a restaurant with a terrace.
The ocean, the forest, the lakes, the dunes and the natural spaces between the different urban poles are all attractions of Biscarrosse. In the most populous city of the Community of Great Lakes municipalities, residents and visitors benefit from the proximity to nature and a certain sweetness of life.
Biscarosse is located in the northwest part of the Landes department. Bordeaux and Mérignac, the two closest cities in Gironde, are 75 and 76.5 km away respectively. The town of Arcachon is about 40 km away.
Biscarrosse is the largest municipality in terms of the number of inhabitants of the Community of Great Lakes communes, of which some 14,500 Biscarrossais (2017 INSEE census) constitute half of the population.
The commune of the Landes offers its inhabitants as well as its visitors an enviable quality of life. This living environment is reflected, among other things, on a detailed Biscarrosse map, including 13,000 hectares of forest and 3,200 hectares of water.
It is well known, there is not one but three Biscarrrosse. Biscarrosse Ville is the administrative and commercial center of the town. It is in this sector that a good part of the inhabitants of the territory reside. Biscarrosse Plage is 9 km from the city center. It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the department. Its beautiful seafront walks, among others, also make it a beautiful resort in winter. We finish with Biscarrosse Lac. Located on the edge of Lake North, this part of the city is well known for its residential areas.
In addition to these urban centers, a Biscarosse card also allows you to discover the diverse landscapes of the Landes commune.
The city has three lakes connected by a canal:
The location by the ocean is also an asset for Biscarrosse, which can boast of having 4 km of sandy beaches. The Landes forest, largely made up of pines, stands in the background. This part of the city is appreciated for its beauty and the calm that reigns there. Whether on a hike or on one of the cycle paths, you will also discover various scents, unexpected flora and fauna, including locals.
Biscarrosse is particularly appreciated for its nautical activities, whether on the lake or ocean side. To discover the lake of Cazaux Biscarrosse Sanguinet, the most pleasant is to board a boat and treat yourself to a pure day of relaxation and navigation in the Landes. While sailing on calm waters, discover the hidden facets of the lake, immortalize the most beautiful corners, and drop anchor on its deserted beaches for a total change of scenery in the South West of France. To offer you this magic moment, call on a Biscarrosse boat rental service. Here, you don't have to be a sailor at heart to embark on the fresh waters of Biscarrosse Sanguinet Lake, the navigation is very peaceful. The departure is generally made from the Maguide port. The boat ride is perfect for spending a relaxing time away from the crowds. When renting, the agency generally gives a card with the depopulated or wild beaches that you can visit, and that only the locals know. These places are only accessible by boat.
These secret beaches are located in Hautes Rives. After twenty minutes of navigation, you will come to wild coves, a haven of peace where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes of Biscarrosse Sanguinet lake. It is recommended to come there after summer for more peace of mind. You might run into adventurers on paddles or other boats this time of year. The fishermen take advantage of these last days to catch pike, before the end of the season. This boat trip to Biscarrosse offers the advantage of anchoring in the place of your choice and picnicking in a natural and lush setting. To do this, just leave the boat a few meters from the shore, and finish the way in the water, swimming or walking. A piece of paradise which also lends itself obviously to a nap and a swimming break. One thing is certain, you will not want to come back at the end of the afternoon!
It is possible to hire boats without a license from Sanguinet Marine and Charlet Nautique. To live this unique experience in your turn, renting a Biscarrosse boat without a license in Sanguinet Marine costs € 120 for the day. It is recommended to book in advance at Avenue de Losa, Port de l'Estey 40 460 Sanguinet. Charlet Nautic also hires a boat without a license for a price of € 117 per day at 238 Chemin de Maguide in Biscarrosse itself. However, if you decide to rent from the agency Biscarrosse Nautic, the permit is compulsory. To do this, you must go to 125 rue de la Tanche 40600 Biscarrosse for reservations.
The city of Biscarrosse has a plethora of activities to try during your stay in the Landes. To change nautical activities, fly over the city in a seaplane to admire the beauty of the region from the sky. Recall that a seaplane is an airplane with the ability to take off or land on water. It is therefore an exceptional landing that awaits you and guarantees you extraordinary sensations.
Flying by seaplane to Biscarrosse over the region can only be pleasant for many reasons. It is a unique experience that allows you to discover and rediscover the breathtaking landscape of the city seen from above. As you gain altitude, you can explore every corner of the Landes in southwestern France, from the Landes forest to the large lakes and the sandy beaches. Aboard an ULM, exceptional landscapes emerge as you fly through the air. On the coast, contemplate the kilometers of golden sands that border the Atlantic, especially the wild beaches that are still deserted. Nature passes under your feet, with in particular the Landes de Gascogne forest, an expanse of cultivated forest that stretches over millions of hectares. Finally, take a ride over the three sparkling lakes of Biscarrosse or the Arcachon basin.
As its name suggests, this small plane takes off on the water and takes off thanks to its floats. For seaplane flights, Biscarrosse has a hydrobase in Latécoère on the shore of Lake Biscarrosse-Parentis. To guide you and start the flight, a guide explains the operation of seaplanes. In its design, it combines in one device the major functions of the plane and the boat, namely to fly and float, which allows it to land on any water point. For a little history of the Hydraviation, the hydrobase of Biscarrosse was the only one to ensure the shuttle to New York during the Second world war.
As part of a first flight in a seaplane, the escort is an experienced pilot, enough to reassure passengers. At the start, you will feel the jolts of the bouncing of the craft on the small waves formed by the drag of the propeller and the speed. As soon as it reaches cruising speed, the ULM gradually takes off from the water to take you into the air. The panorama from the seaplane will undoubtedly be the most beautiful of your holidays. The view is breathtaking, as the lakes and greenery alternate to form a similar natural san setting. On the ocean, water sports enthusiasts indulge in surfing for the more daring, and paddleboarding for the adventurous. Seen from the sky, they seem very small, as if abandoned in the middle of the water. After about 20 minutes circling the region, the float plane gradually descends as it approaches the water. According to the pilot, landing is the most delicate stage in this profession. A good seaplane pilot must be able to read water to control it, and land on the current, not against waves. This adrenaline rush will surely end your baptism by seaplane in Biscarrosse.
At the flight center in a seaplane, the Flight of the Eagles, first flights are offered at a price between 65 and 90 €. A price that seems reasonable given the service, the sensations that the seaplane gives and the panoramic view in the sky. To fly over the Dune du Pilat, you have to pay 130 €. To continue from Ile aux Oiseaux to the heart of the Arcachon Bay, the flight is priced at € 200. Don't forget to bring your camera to immortalize this aerial experience. The flight is available all year round for sensational discoveries. First flights allow you to discover another facet of the Landes coast, while piloting initiations are means of taking orders or obtaining a pilot's license from the age of 15. Memorable holidays in perspective with the Vol des Aigles at Biscarrosse.
Take advantage of your camping stay in Biscarrosse to treat yourself to a horse ride! Horse riding is one of the essential activities in the Landes. Several formulas are offered to visitors to explore the region in an unusual way. During your stay, put yourself in the shoes of a rider for the time of a horse riding session, and walk the marked paths of the town of Biscarrosse.
Horse riding in Biscarrosse takes place in the forest or by the lake, depending on your preferences. Anyway, they allow you to discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Landes through a stroll in a natural setting. Horse riding is ideal for exploring the Landes nature, especially in the forest, as close as possible to wild animals such as squirrels and foxes. It can be done solo or in a group. Note that the Landes forest covers a million hectares, the largest cultivated forest in Europe. You can also go horse riding at the lake, the walk takes place on the banks of the Sanguinet lake. Equestrian outings are also specially designed for experienced riders wishing to trot and gallop as they wish. A pure moment of well-being in the heart of flamboyant nature. For the little ones, pony rides are also offered. Much more than an introduction to the equestrian world, a magical experience that you can offer to your toddlers who will remember it for a very long time.
For horse riding during your stay in Biscarrosse, the Laouadie stables are located between Biscarrosse Bourg and Biscarrosse Plage. The walks last between one to three hours with a cavalry adapted to the level of each, ranging from beginners to confirmed. Qualified instructors will accompany you throughout the ride. Here are the rates applied within the Laouadie stable:
The stables of EN HILL, at 1910 chemin d'En Hill in Biscarrosse, offer horse riding in the forest, by the lake and pony rides for the little ones. Solo, in a group or accompanied by an instructor, the wilderness trails in the Landes de Gascogne forest last one hour for a price of € 28, and is suitable for all levels. To go on horseback by the Sanguinet lake, you must have a level of Gallop 4-5, all for a duration of 3 hours and a price of 70 €. Finally, children can discover the equestrian environment from the age of two, riding a pony with a guide. The pony ride in hand lasts 30 minutes for a price of € 13.
Among the outdoor activities on offer in Biscarrosse, parasailing is a great way to have fun and see the city from a different perspective at the same time. To have your dose of adrenaline, this activity guarantees strong sensations by gaining height. You will literally be flying over the water, hanging on a sail which will allow you to glide and have a magnificent overview of the coastline.
It is a sub-discipline of sport parachuting. Parasailing consists of climbing in the air while hanging on a sail similar to that of a parachute. Takeoff takes place from the ground or a body of water, where the passenger is towed quickly. This aerial activity offers the possibility of gliding, without launching into the void. In fact, the parasailing has similarities to hang gliding, except that the movement here is driven by the towing vehicle. Its sail can have the shape of current parachutes with a concave or hemispherical straight wing. To be able to take off, the start is made by running then the power of the boat or the towing vehicle takes over. Then the air inflates the sail to a certain overhanging height.
To experience unique aerial sensations, nothing like the practice of parasailing at Lake Biscarrosse. It is an opportunity to admire a splendid panorama several meters high, the lake under your feet and the feeling of touching the sky, with the forest in the distance. The gentle take-off takes place alone or with others, aboard a boat, in order to tow the sail easily. The take-off and dry landing modes are completely safe. You will obviously be supervised by a passionate and qualified team to guarantee the success of your first parasailing experience. Note that it is practiced from the age of 4 years. People with reduced mobility can also practice it and the monitors come to pick them up directly at the port.
To make the most of your holiday in Biscarrosse, the agency "Maguide Ski Nautique" offers its services at fairly reasonable prices. The more you are, the more attractive the parasailing prices. You will have to pay 70 € for 1 person, 90 € for 2 people, and 120 € for 3 people (maximum). The session lasts about 15 minutes, enough to fill up on thrills! You can also do other activities such as water skiing. In this case, you have to pay 39 € for a duration of 12 minutes and between 42 to 50 € for a duration of 20 minutes. For the little ones, the Baby Ski formula offers a session price of € 25 for 10 minutes; the set of 5 sessions at 100 €.
In the South-West of France, the city of Biscarrosse hosts various markets which allow you to discover the local art of living and local products from the Landes. These places are perfect for meeting traditions and gastronomy, to discover the flavors of the region. During your stay in the region, be sure to take a tour of the Biscarrosse and surrounding markets. In a friendly atmosphere, you will bathe in a universe of flavors, colors and smells.
The markets of Biscarrosse lend themselves to your daily or occasional shopping. The market square extends over one hectare. It takes place every Friday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can find fresh seafood from the Arcachon Basin, fruits and vegetables, cold meats, as well as regional products such as sand asparagus, floc, armagnac, Adour kiwi, among others. A wide variety of food products is available to you. The traditional brioche of the region, called pastis landais, is a must that we recommend.
In summer, Place DuFau becomes a lively place in the evening with its night market which takes place every day between 8 p.m. and midnight in July and August. This is an opportunity to go around the beach in a magical setting and a beautiful atmosphere, punctuated by musical entertainment. Sweet pleasures indulge in indulgence on the ice cream and waffle stands.
It is a traditional open-air market which takes place on Saturday morning all year round, in the heart of the village up to the avenue des Grands Lacs. From July to August, on the same square, its seasonal market is held on Wednesday morning. It brings together local producers offering local products and fish. Flower and clothing stalls are also on display. As for its night market, it takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight in July and August at the Roger Labat stadium. To discover as part of a walk by the lake, to taste the lull of the night.
It’s a seasonal market from May to October at the lake, every morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stroll along the water's edge while doing your shopping.
The village has a night market every Tuesday from July to August on Place Charles-de-Gaulle. The traders offer handcrafted articles, both creative and original. In a festive atmosphere, different groups animate the market each week. Its market is held year round on Thursday, while stalls are set up there on Sundays in the summer. It is one of the best places to stroll in summer and enjoy the charm of the Landes villages.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this permanent food market takes place on Place de la Grange, covered with a Basque pelota pediment, typical of the region. In the summer season, its night market is held at the lake to enjoy the stalls of artisans in a clean atmosphere under the cool of the night.
This weekly market is located on rue Félix Arnaudin on Wednesday morning. The good smells of fresh produce perfume the market in all its splendor.
Located at the old Latécoère base, the Biscarrosse Hydraviation Museum is one of the legendary places to discover in the Landes. It retraces the history of world hydraviation since the first seaplane flight which took place in 1910. A must visit during your camping stay in Biscarrosse!
Lake Biscarrosse has seen more than a hundred seaplane flights take off and land in the direction of or from New York. As a reminder, this flying device is halfway between the plane and the boat, since it is an aircraft with floats as a landing gear. In 1930, the city of Biscarrosse was chosen by Pierre-Georges Latécoère to host the largest seaplanes in France. From there was born its legendary aeronautical base. Renowned aviators such as Mermoz and Guillaumet or even Saint-Expupéry piloted these craft, and are now part of the history of aeronautics. Because of their feat, Biscarrosse has proven to be the ideal place to host a museum of hydraviation in Europe.
This prestigious museum is divided into different rooms which tell one after the other the significant periods in the history of these floating planes. During your visit, you will discover, among other things, various supports and collector items that are exhibited there throughout the year.
The “Welcome aboard” guide is offered free of charge. It allows children from 3 to 12 years old to relive the epic of the seaplane in a fun way. The Biscarrosse hydraviation museum also houses a shop which offers books, gifts and various objects so that you can keep a memory of your visit.
There are also some devices preserved from corrosion in the Museum. They date from 1912 to the eighties. While some have been restored, the others are being restored in the exhibition hall, which covers an area of 480 m2.
Just recently, a new device has just joined the museum’s seaplane collection, the GRUMMAN Albatros, which took three years to restore. It presents itself as the flagship piece of the tour circuit. Thanks to new technologies, a "Biscarrosse Visite Musée" application has been launched to accompany visitors through the rooms of the Musée, through interactive guidance.
To come and see these devices, the Biscarrosse hydraviation museum is open out of season, from the winter holidays to February for all areas, and until the Christmas holidays every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. However, it is closed on Mondays, as well as some public holidays. The ticket office is open until 5 p.m. In summer, guided tours last around 1 hour 30 minutes for groups of more than 10 people. However, it is better to make a reservation in advance.
The Biscarrosse Museum of Traditions is one of the major centers of interest in the city. Do not miss to visit it during your camping vacations in Biscarrosse!
Created in 1988 thanks to donations from local families and neighboring municipalities, this museum traces the history of life in Biscarrosse. These donations, which are an integral part of the museum, are essentially made up of furniture, tools and various documents. They are exhibited by association volunteers who have taken care to highlight them. Through these models and documents, the place relates the evolutions of the city of Biscarrosse. We also find the work of members, made in the two art workshops of the town, particularly painting on porcelain and basketry. It is therefore a "human" museum waiting for you.
To explore the charming city of Biscarrosse in an unusual way, boat trips are possible at the museum. A volunteer boatman of the association will accompany you on guided tours on the Landes shore. A circuit of approximately 2 hours towards Nabout guarantees you a moment rich in discoveries. The landscapes take shape as you advance on the waters. During this time, the boatman will introduce you to the flora and fauna of the moment according to the season of your visit. You will also know more about the formation of local dunes and lakes. A moment out of time.
The educational farm of the museum invites you to take a walk inside a protected course with various animals: rabbits, chickens, goats, sheep, donkeys, guinea fowl ... To attract them, provide you from a basket of seeds and they will answer the call with their singular cries. A furnished swimming pool is dedicated to duck frolicking, which they share with the peacocks. To top it off, games are offered to visitors under the trees at the end of the route. Benches are provided to accommodate the parents who accompany the young participants, and why not take a photo with the pretty cow "head pass"!
The Musée des traditions Biscarrosse is open in July and August from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. In season, it is also open from April 14 to June 30 and from September 1 to 15. If you come at other times of the year, however, you will need to make a reservation. The price is € 5 for adults, € 4 for children aged 5/12 and free for children under 5. If you are coming in a group of 15, a rate of 4 € also applies. For the educational farm, a single price of € 1 is applied and an additional € 1 for the purchase of a sachet of seeds. Otherwise, for boat trips, reservations are made within 24 hours. You can choose between the classic Nabout circuit or with a visit to the Museum.
Kart Center Biscarrosse is a leisure center located 5 minutes from downtown Biscarosse Bourg. Take advantage of one of the largest karting complexes in Aquitaine during your camping stay in Biscarrosse!
Ideal for family outings, the Kart Center offers kart rentals and activities that are suitable for all ages, from 3 years old! Its 700 m2 reception structure houses a snack bar, panoramic terrace, games room, play areas and electric cars to keep everyone happy. The two-seater karting is accessible to children from 5 years old and 18 years old for the driver.
The Kart Center Biscarrosse also houses a karting track which stretches over 1,300 m in length and a motocross track of 2,000 m, as well as a house club of 1,000 m. In addition to karting, quad activities are offered to children from 12 years old. For a walk in the forest, permit B is compulsory.
Although the Kart Center Biscarrosse has a wide variety of activities, the complex is best known for its majestic karting circuit. Come and have fun with your family, from 7 to 77 years old on its track to FFSA standards of 1,300 m. The circuit is characterized by its fast and technical curves, but also by its straight line which gives the best drivers the opportunity to move up a gear. The center is located in the heart of the Landes forest in the middle of a green nature. While the adults will run on the 1,300m track, the little ones will get their fill of adrenaline on the 800m Junior track. The sessions are alternated by category.
The approved runway is only accessible to FFSA licensees, subject to a right of runway for the day. To ensure driver safety, large clearances and absorbers are placed on the track. It is covered with a specific “Fibrovia” bitumen for better adhesion and optimal drainage and water collection. Finally, the circuit benefits from a state-of-the-art computer timing system, displayed live on the complex's large screens.
To please your loved ones, sessions at the Kart Center Biscarrosse are offered in the form of gift vouchers according to the package of your choice: Junior from 7 years old, with 17 € for 1 session, 32 € for 2 and 170 € per pack freedom. The adult kart costs 20 € for a 20-minute session and the adult packages offered in a pack. The complex is located at En Hill Road on the Narp Road. In January and February, it is only open on weekends from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. From September to June, it is open Wednesday to Friday between 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
During your camping holiday in Biscarrosse, go to the restaurants of the town to taste the local Landes gastronomy, or not! We have established for you the top 5 restaurants in Biscarrosse!
At 7 rue de la Garole in Biscarrosse, the Surf Palace offers fast food dishes, mainly wraps, sandwiches and burgers. You will notice on the map that the establishment has three different formulas for each section, the price of which ranges from 12 to 18 €. Otherwise, the Fish’n Ships is € 15. All the ingredients that make up each dish are indicated on the menu for allergy sufferers. Only burgers are served with homemade fries as a side dish. The Surf Palace also offers drinks, desserts and cocktails with or without alcohol, as well as digestives! It is advisable to make an online reservation in summer, indicating the number of covers.
The following table is located at Avenue de la Côte d'Argent. It is an Asian restaurant serving Indonesian, Malaysian and Pakistani cuisine. For "a change of scenery within reach of forks", discover the flavors of the Orient by choosing from the culinary options available to you at KL Restaurant, which come straight from South West Asia. This is the place to go to cool off with a good watermelon juice, while tasting byriani and ending with a kuih ketayap. You can eat on the spot or take the dish at your convenience.
For a relaxed and lively evening, stop by Corto-Bar, a friendly restaurant-grill. It is one of the essentials on the Landes coast for dining with family or friends. On the menu, grilled dishes are offered à la carte, including the famous smoked chicken with delicious crispy fries. Corto-Bar is distinguished by its exotic cuisine and its very good value for money. This restaurant only cooks quality, fresh and seasonal products. The Corto Bar also hosts festive events in the second half of the evening such as DJ entertainment, concerts or themed evenings.
As its name suggests, it is the essential pasta restaurant in Biscarrosse. If you love Italian cuisine, this is the table par excellence for tasting Italian dishes in the region. Among its specialties, it offers the famous Italian pizza, cooked over a wood fire, and homemade pasta with a real taste of Italy. In the summer season, Le mille Pâtes is open all day. These delicacies are enjoyed in a friendly setting with a terrace and a play area within the establishment.
With its varied menu, the Idylle chill out club restaurant offers its customers dishes and menus for all tastes. A la carte, you can order salads, entrees, dishes, pizzas and desserts. The price range is quite reasonable, as it varies from 8 € to 29 € for the lunch formula. Otherwise, the children's menu costs € 12, accompanied by water syrup and Sundae. On average, starters cost € 10, dishes € 20, pizzas € 15 and desserts around € 8. A good address, especially when everyone is not of the same opinion on the type of cuisine desired!
Biscarrosse is located in the heart of the Pays de Born, in the Landes department (Nouvelle-Aquitaine). The city is considered as the capital of the seaplane but also as a seaside resort of first choice with unmissable surf spots. In a space where nature still has its rights and where tourists love to go, Biscarrosse is located between two lakes, Lake Cazaux and Lake Parentis.
Largest municipality in the Landes with more than 19,000 hectares in area, Biscarrosse has the third largest number of inhabitants for the department and is divided into three poles namely Biscarrosse-Bourg which is neither more nor less than the administrative center and commercial center of Biscarrosse, Biscarrosse-Lac with its residential area and its golf course and of course Biscarrosse Plage, the famous seaside resort which attracts so many people and which is an ideal place for a tourist stay.
When you go to Biscarrosse, it is obviously to take advantage of a place that has remained wild despite its success and to preserve this raw natural aspect so particular and pleasant to live in specific to the Landes department.
Take advantage of your stay in Biscarrosse campsite to fill up on activities! You will be spoiled for choice between the different board sports that it is possible to practice there, the many walks available to you and the other various activities that can be found throughout the year. .
First of all the landscape itself and the panoramas present as well as the natural beauties of Biscarrosse Plage are to be seen as quickly as possible and to be discovered over the walks that can be done here. Of course, the number one sport at Biscarrosse Plage is surfing. It's very simple, here we are dealing with one of the best spots in France, if not in Europe. The weather is often the game and it is especially the quality of the waves and their frequency that are particularly sought after by surfers. If you want to vary the pleasures in terms of sport, do not hesitate to take a tour of the Biscarrosse Tennis Club and book one of the courts available, right next to the beach.
On the restaurant side, we find La Playa and the Archipel, particularly well placed and offering a varied cuisine with beautiful products in the spotlight. The Corto Bar is the ideal place if you want to have a drink with a breathtaking view of the ocean.
Whether it is to relax, to bathe quietly, to sunbathe or of course to surf, an essential discipline in the city and its surroundings, Biscarrosse has several beaches. Here are the main ones:
Finally, we should mention the lake beaches, such as the Central Beach of Lake Biscarrosse and the Navarrosse Beach located south of Lake Biscarrosse near the Bimbo campsite, and also very easy to reach by bike. In Navarrosse we find the water of Lake Biscarrosse less than 1 meter deep and this over a total of about 100 meters which makes it an ideal swimming spot for the little ones. In addition, in summer the water temperature is rather high, its temperatures ranging from 24 to 28 degrees.