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March 25, 2024

Aureilhan pond

Etang Aureilhan

Are you spending your vacations at Village Tropical Sen Yan, our beautiful 5-star campsite in the Landes? You absolutely must visit the Etang d’Aureilhan, a true haven of peace in the heart of the Landes, just 20 minutes from our campsite!

Relaxation and nature: discover the Aureilhan pond

Nestling in the heart of the Landes forest, in the communes of Aureilhan and Mimizan, the Etang d’Aureilhan is an oasis of tranquillity where nature unfolds in a living, changing spectacle. This exceptional natural site, a major tourist attraction in the Landes region just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean, attracts lovers of unspoilt landscapes and outdoor activities every year.

From a bucolic stroll along its lily-dotted banks to the discovery of its varied fauna, the Etang d’Aureilhan is a must-see destination in the Landes!

L’étang d’Aureilhan: an invitation to relax in the heart of the Landes region

TheEtang d’Aureilhan, a serene setting covering almost 340 hectares, is distinguished by its expanse of freshwater bordered by greenery and fine sandy beaches.

Take a stroll along the banks of the Etang d’Aureilhan and enjoy the breathtaking peace and quiet. On the shores of the lake, discover the Promenade fleurie, one of the region’s most beautiful gardens, and the mystical Woolsack Castle, which seems to watch over the calm waters.

The banks of the Etang d’Aureilhan are an invitation to rediscover a calmer rhythm. The lake’s beach is dotted with peaceful spots where you can bask in the Landes sunshine. Weather permitting, plan a family swim on one of the supervised beaches!

A rich biodiversity

TheEtang d’Aureilhan is not just a place to relax; it’s a haven of biodiversity that invites exploration. A wide variety of flora and fauna inhabit this ecosystem. The Mimizan Intercommunal Tourist Office organizes guided outings to observe the avian specimens that live in or pass through the surrounding waters and woods. If you take part, you’ll see egrets, grey herons and mallards, as well as kingfishers, water rails and European Cistude turtles.

Beyond the birds, the aquatic fauna of Lac d’Aureilhan is extremely rich, with a variety of fish living in its clear waters. A walk around the pond allows you to observe these species in their natural habitat. Educational panels provide information on the flora and fauna of this corner of the Landes.

Etang Aureilhan Visit

Water sports on the Etang d’Aureilhan

To the delight of the whole family, Lac d’Aureilhan is also a center forwater sports activities.

All Water, the local water sports center, offers a range of aquatic activities that let you enjoy the pond from every angle. From paddleboard to Hawaiian pirogue, everyone can discover the pond from a new angle, combining sport with the discovery of this natural body of water. You can also rent a boat or pedalo and cruise at your own pace, observing the flora and fauna from the tranquility of the water.

Are you a sailing or catamaran enthusiast? TheEtang d’Aureilhan is also an ideal spot for these activities. For lovers of gentler sports, paddle yoga offers a rejuvenating experience, combining balance and meditation amid the tranquil immensity of the pond. Last but not least, the lake’s beach is an ideal spot for the whole family to try their hand at fishing.

Hiking trails around Etang d’Aureilhan

Around the Etang d’Aureilhan, numerous hiking trails invite you to soak up the beauty of the Landes countryside. The routes are well-marked and suitable for all levels. You’ll discover splendid panoramas and be able to contemplate the local flora and fauna. The commune of Sainte-Eulalie-en-Born, with its shady trails, is a popular starting point for hikes.

And of course, don’t forget to take a trip around the lake, a popular activity with holidaymakers and locals alike.

If you’re wondering what to do during your camping holiday in the Landes, don’t miss a visit to the Etang d’Aureilhan!