Lake from Hourtin-Carcans
Lake Hourtin-Carcans is within walking distance. It is the largest freshwater lake in France! This huge lake benefits from a pristine environment of natural swamps, sand dunes and pine forests. It is ideally suited for outdoor activities such as sailing, swimming, water skiing, windsurfing, canoeing, fishing, kite surfing, pedal boating, as well as walking or cycling the many trails along the lake. You can relax on the beautiful sandy beaches of the lake while the children play safely in the calm water.
The small seaside resort of Carcans-Plage with its beautiful sandy beaches along the Côte d’Argent, the silver coast, is three kilometers away. The view is fantastic: on one side the waves break on the beach, on the other side a wall of dunes rises. Amidst this untouched nature, it is a paradise for tourists seeking tranquility as well as for surfing and swimming enthusiasts. A few kilometers away is Lacanau, a popular surf spot where the best surfers in the world gather every year for the Lacanau Pro, part of the World Surfing Championships.
Cycling and walking routes
In the area you will find numerous walking routes that lead you to the most beautiful places in the vast nature reserve. You will enjoy lakes, ponds and forests rich in flora and fauna along the way. “A walk to L’Étang de Cousseau is recommended. In the summer the sound of the crickets is never far away.”
A section of the most famous cycling route in France, la Vélodyssée, passes Maubuisson, making the B&B a frequent stopping point for many cyclists. This part of la Vélodyssée, a stretch of 1200 km, is called the Véloroute de l’Atlantique.
The walkers who walk the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela also pass Maubuisson.
You will also find us in the following travel guides:
- Lonely planet
- de Routard
- the Michelin travel guide
Bordeaux is definitely worth a city visit! The city center is beautiful, it is almost an open-air museum. Much of the Old Town and the river quays have been designated a World Heritage Site since 2007. Don’t miss the most photogenic spot: the 18th century Place de la Bourse reflected in the Miroir d’Eau on the outskirts of Garonne. An absolute must is a visit to the Cité du vin, a special museum entirely devoted to wine, located in a futuristic architectural masterpiece on the banks of the Garonne.
The wine region
The world famous Bordeaux wine region is the beating heart of French viticulture, the top wines are world famous. The Médoc, where the domain and the B&B are located, is the most famous wine region of Bordeaux with wine chateaux and wines such as Margaux, Pauillac and Saint-Estèphe. A visit to the vineyards and famous castles is definitely recommended.