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Discover Biscarrosse close to the campsite

Are you planning a camping holiday on the Landes coast? Among its most popular destinations, you can count on Biscarrosse and its many assets. Indeed, spending your holidays in Biscarrosse means being able to enjoy its 3 lakes, its kilometres of beach and its forest, but not only that! Camping de la Rive in Biscarrosse takes you on a discovery of this unmissable Landes destination.

Where is Biscarrosse in France ?

Biscarrosse is a charming commune nestled in southwestern France. Situated within the Landes department, it enjoys a prime location near the Atlantic coast. The town finds itself embraced by natural beauty, with its northern edge bordered by the serene Biscarrosse Lake, and to the west, the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean’s beaches. Biscarrosse is renowned for its tranquil atmosphere, making it a popular destination for those seeking relaxation by the water, as well as water sports enthusiasts. The town’s idyllic location offers a harmonious blend of coastal splendor and forested landscapes, inviting visitors to embrace its enchanting surroundings.

What to do during your stay at the campsite in Biscarrosse?

In our campsite in Biscarrosse, there is no lack of activities and entertainment. With the 6500 m² water park and its 6 slides, the children’s club and the entertainment, there’s plenty to choose from. However, a stay in the Landes will also be an opportunity to enjoy the sea by joining the beach, to join its lake and to discover the other facets of Biscarrosse.

Visit Biscarrosse

Your holidays at the seaside can be punctuated by cultural outings by joining one of the museums of Biscarrosse. You can choose to visit the museum of hydraviation or the museum of traditions. In addition, there are many outdoor activities such as cycling on the numerous cycle paths. They allow you to easily link the lake for a paddle for example and to walk in the centre of Biscarrosse. Finally, the discovery of Biscarrosse can also be made through its gastronomy by taking advantage of its market. Staying at a 5-star campsite in Biscarrosse is the ideal way to discover the region.

What to do with children in Biscarrosse during a camping holiday?

Holidaymakers who come to enjoy a camping holiday in Biscarrosse with children or teenagers will not be bored. When they are not in the Domaine de la Rive water park, on the beach or visiting the campsite, they can also enjoy the leisure parks. Near our campsite in the Landes, you can visit the Aquapark water park or the Bisc’Aventure adventure park. In addition, you will find many water sports activities by reaching the beaches of Biscarrosse and its lakes. Surfing, stand-up paddle, rowing, kayaking, water skiing, kitesurfing, sailing, the choice is yours! There is also the possibility of pleasant bike rides. Indeed, the Landes region is full of cycle tracks that will allow you to spend some good moments in the middle of nature during your holidays. Finally, you can take advantage of the location of Biscarrosse to go on excursions in the surroundings. Among these, don’t miss a stop at the famous Dune du Pilat!

Discover the history of Biscarrosse

Everywhere in the world, the history by its great moments left traces. Sometimes, it has made certain places into tourist references that can still be discovered today. Camping La Rive de Biscarrosse invites you to experience great moments of leisure and relaxation in a French region with an interesting history.

Major events in the history of Biscarrosse

For a long time, Biscarrosse has remained a forestry town thanks to the cultivation of pine trees which today constitute the Landes forest. It is however with the rise of the aeronautics that the most enthralling pages of its history were written.

After the First World War, in 1930, Pierre-Georges Latécoère set up an assembly and testing site for seaplanes, still known as “airliners”. This came at a very sensitive time when crossing the Atlantic Ocean in an ordinary aircraft was too risky. This icon of French civil aviation decided to build planes that could float on water to take off and land. She chose Biscarrosse because of its very important hydrography and favourable to her project. It thus established an air base there which allowed the ponds of Biscarrosse and Parentis to be the witnesses of the flight of the largest seaplanes intended for the transatlantic postal exchanges. At the controls of the planes, there were famous pilots such as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Henri Guillaume and Jean Mermoz.

Some time later, Pierre-Georges Latécoère’s assets were liquidated due to financial problems. L’Aéropostale was followed by passenger transport with the precursor company Air France. Hundreds of commercial seaplanes passed over these waters before this transport ceased.
If there are places that will take you back to this emotional world during your holidays, the Seaplane Museum in Biscarrosse near the campsite La Rive is at the top of the list.

How to join Biscarosse ?

The biggest city near Biscarosse is Bordeaux so you can choose to spend your holidays in a campsite in Biscarrosse by choosing a drive from there. To reach Biscarrosse from Bordeaux, embark on an approximately 1.5 to 2-hour journey by road. Departing from Bordeaux, head westward on the A63 highway. As you traverse through picturesque landscapes, take Exit 15 toward Biscarrosse. This will lead you onto the D216 road, guiding you through charming villages and verdant scenery. Following the signs for Biscarrosse, you’ll eventually arrive at this serene coastal town. Alternatively, if opting for public transportation, catch a train from Bordeaux to Arcachon, then a bus to Biscarrosse. This voyage promises not only the destination’s allure but also the delight of the journey itself.