The delightful seaside resort of Lacanau has it all. On the agenda: cycling, water sports and, if you fancy, a glass of wine.
The Aquitaine region is known for its long beaches and the delicious gastronomy of its inland regions. Located on the shores of the Atlantic, you are never far from a vineyard. Lacanau perfectly embodies the region and is the quintessential small seaside town where you dream of reuniting with friends each summer for a relaxing yet invigorating holiday. It has happily welcomed tourists both from the region and further afield since the beginning of the 20th century, when numerous villas sprung from the sand led by Pierre Ortal, a local resident who could clearly see what his village had to offer.
Lacanau-Ville is built around the church, while Lacanau-Océan overlooks the often turbulent waters which are particularly popular with surfers. Lacanau also features among Europe's top surfing destinations and an international competition is still held annually. If you have never tried it, this is the time to get on a board and hit the waves. If you prefer something more sedate, take a stroll around Lacanau Lake or enjoy a boat trip on the Bay of Arcachon which is just a short distance away. Finally, sample the numerous restaurants on offer in Lacanau and the surrounding areas where you can rediscover the famous cuisine of south-western France. In addition to water activities and gastronomy, there is also a cinema and a library for you to explore during your holiday in Lacanau.
This charming seaside resort is the perfect holiday destination for surfers, foodies and walkers. Bordeaux, the world-famous capital of the Gironde region, presents an opportunity for some city sightseeing less than an hour's drive away.
Bordeaux' proximity makes it possible to touch down 32 miles from Lacanau and to hire a car to explore the region.
Lacanau offers you the warmest of welcomes. The hardest thing will be to leave!