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Carcans - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Less than 50 km from Bordeaux, the station Carcans-Maubuisson is the symbol of the tranquility of the controlled areas. Located in the heart of the Landes forest and bordered by the largest natural freshwater lake in France and the Atlantic Ocean, it offers a range of sports and recreational activities. Not to mention a great selection of accommodation. It is also the only station Kid of the coastal area.

Enjoy the beaches and spots known for surfing, bodyboarding or kiteboarding. On Lake Carcans-Hourtin, the largest freshwater lake in France, sailing in all its forms! There are opportunities for windsurfing, the Living, canoeing, paddle boating, catamaran... Not to mention water skiing, canoes Hawaiian and parasailing. Also sample the outdoor sports such as cycling, horse riding, climbing, tree climbing, tennis, mini-golf...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.0790190 (N 45° 4’ 44”)
Longitude-1.0423350 (W 1° 2’ 32”)
Surface area175.40 km²
Population2310 inhabitants
Density13 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (51 km, 1h01)
Insee code33097
IntercommunalityCC des Lacs Médocains

Nearest cities & towns

Brach9.4 km (8 min)
Hourtin12.7 km (14 min)
Lacanau13.6 km (14 min)
Sainte-Hélène19.8 km (18 min)
Castelnau-de-Médoc22 km (20 min)
Saint-Laurent-Médoc22 km (20 min)
Saumos22 km (19 min)
Naujac-sur-Mer23 km (21 min)
Le Porge25 km (22 min)
Moulis-en-Médoc25 km (24 min)
Listrac-Médoc25 km (24 min)
Avensan25 km (25 min)
Salaunes26 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Lake Carcans Maubuisson
Lake Carcans Maubuisson
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Lake Carcans -Maubuisson and the Atlantic Ocean
Lake Carcans -Maubuisson and the Atlantic Ocean
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Sailing on Lake Carcans Maubuisson
Sailing on Lake Carcans Maubuisson
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Ocean - Carcans Beach
Ocean - Carcans Beach
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Montaut Canal
Montaut Canal
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Lake Carcans Maubuisson
Lake Carcans Maubuisson
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Surfing lessons with a qualified instructor
Sports sensations32 € Lacanau-Océan (14.9 km)
Mademoiselle de Margaux chocolate shop
Local flavoursFreeMargaux (30 km)
Noisettines du Médoc tasting
Local flavoursFreeBlaignan (30 km)
Adventure Park
Entertainment17 € Vendays-Montalivet (33 km)
Tour in an exceptional convertible
Sports sensations99 € to 345 € Bordeaux (44 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hike of "Prignac et Marcamps"
HikeEasy1h50Prignac-et-Marcamps (43 km)
Chêneraie Park
HikeEasy2h00Gujan-Mestras (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals