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Very close to the camp-site, this natural reserve has 500 hectors of land between the community of Arès and Lège-Cap-Ferret. It is home to close to 150 species of birds and also has one of the richest flora in the region. Activites and visits are organised at the "Cabane du Résinier."
Arès Tourism Office: tel : +33 (0)5 56 03 94 49
St. Brice and Quinconces Sites
To continue that "feel of the coast" experience, a wooden bridge allows you to cross the river "Le Cirès" of St. Brice in Arès to the oyster-farming ports of Andernos-les-Bains while passing the infamous Quinconces along the way. This offers yet another wonderful, panoramic view of the remaining natural wonders of the Basin coast.
Oyster-farmers and local fishermen invite you to the Arcachon Basin to share in their daily life at sea and experience life from their point of view. Cast off and dive into the heart and knowledge of their ancestors. A different way of life on the Basin!
Sign up now at the Arachon Basin Tourism Office or on-line at www.bassin-arcachon.com.
The Ornithological Reserve of Teich
Situated in the surrounding wilderness between a small river delta, "la Leyre" and the salty waters of the Arcachon Basin, this reserve offers you a habitat entirely dedicated to the thrill of bird-watching.
Tel : +33 (0)5 56 22 80 93 http://www.reserve-ornithologique-du-teich.com/
La Dune du Pilat
La Dune du Pilat is the height of Europe: 109m tall, 500m wide and 2,700m long with 60 million grains of sand...this dune offers an exceptional and panoramic view of the surrounding forests, "Banc d'Arguin" and the ocean at its summit.