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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde

Gujan-Mestras is the oyster capital of Arcachon. It has a real maritime identity driven by its naval business and its oyster.

At Gujan, the team of the Office of Tourism at 37 avenue du Maréchal de Tassigny will kindly answer all your questions.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.6357310 (N 44° 38’ 9”)
Longitude-1.0711890 (W 1° 4’ 16”)
Surface area53.99 km²
Population20748 inhabitants
Density384 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBordeaux (62 km, 43 min)
Insee code33199
IntercommunalityCA Bassin d'Arcachon Sud-Pôle Atlantique

Nearest cities & towns

Le Teich4.4 km (8 min)
La Teste-de-Buch7.4 km (17 min)
Biganos9.9 km (14 min)
Arcachon10.6 km (21 min)
Mios15.3 km (14 min)
Audenge15.5 km (21 min)
Pyla-sur-Mer17.6 km (22 min)
Lanton18.4 km (24 min)
Taussat22 km (28 min)
Sanguinet22 km (23 min)
Marcheprime24 km (22 min)
Salles24 km (23 min)
Andernos-les-Bains26 km (36 min)

Things to see and do

To visit: 7 ports: Hume, Meyran, Gujan, Larros Canal, the Barbotière and Mole who preserved their character.

The Oyster House on the harbor Larros, where we will explain breeding through various technical history of the oyster. It has recently been revamped.

The beach Hume, swimmable at high tide, monitored and labeled Handiplage season.

Basin Recreation where you entertained day and night.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

In April, the ride of 7 ports 100 to 100 nature and family.

In May, the Port Hume Earth Basin hosts the port of Hume.

In June, Fêtarade adds color to the beach Hume.

In July and August, all the arts are successively honored at the " Thursdays Larros ". " Larrostrea " arrives at the port of Larros ( many boats). " Opera outdoor" free.

In August, around Lake Madeleine, concerts, oyster tasting, concerts...

In November, Cross Southwest sport complex Chante Cigales.


Monday 5 october
Min. 18°C - Max. 24°C
Tuesday 6 october
Min. 18°C - Max. 20°C
Wednesday 7 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cycle hire at the Bay of Arcachon
Arts and Crafts13 € to 68 € Gujan-Mestras
Boat trip in the Arcachon Basin
Nature and the great outdoors250 € to 600 € Arcachon (6.7 km)
Taxi boat tour of Arcachon Bay
Nature and the great outdoors250 € to 600 € Arcachon (7 km)
Bay of Arcachon bespoke tour by boat
Nature and the great outdoors150 € to 700 € Lège-Cap-Ferret (13.5 km)
Tubing on Lake Parentis
Sports sensations12 € Parentis-en-Born (32 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Chêneraie Park
Gastes - Mimizan-Plage
Cycling itineraryEasy2h45Gastes (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals