Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans, Maubuisson

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Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans is a lake in the Médoc region of France, located in the département of Gironde. It is one of the largest lakes in France, and the largest freshwater lake, by surface area, situated entirely in France. It lies at an elevation of 14 m (46 ft), and has a surface area of 56.67 km² (21.88 sq. miles). In winter, its size is exceeded by Lac de Grand-Lieu in the Loire-Atlantique which expands to cover 62.92 km² but shrinks to 35 km² in summer.GeographyThe lake, one of the Great Lakes of the Landes, extends 18 km at its longest and 5 km at its widest, parallel to the Côte d'Argent on the Atlantic Ocean.The closest towns to Lac d'Hourtin-Carcans are Hourtin to the north east, Carcans to the south east and the resort of Maubuisson which sits on the lake's south-western shore.Nature reserveThe 21.5 km² area of dunes and marshland between the north-western shore of the lake and the Atlantic Ocean, known as the 'dunes et marais d'Hourtin', has been designated a nature reserve since 2009.
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  • We stayed on the edge of Lake Hourtin-Carcans, pleasant and quiet places, very well maintained. Diverse activities, airs available for children...
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  • Lake with beautiful beaches. Many possible activities. Ideal for children's swimming, no wave and the bottom goes down very gently. The water is hot in season.
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  • We were able to enjoy the lake aboard a pedal boat slide. The water is warm and shallow on the bathing area. Besides, you can see the fish. We had a good day. We were on the northern part of the lake. Presence of public toilet and free parking...
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  • Great place to relax, windsurf, pedalo or just swim. Beach is sandy and water level is quite shallow so great place to go with kids and no swimmers. And also they have here nice and fresh churros...its like a sea without the salt...
  • Beautiful Place To swim
  • Beautiful place 😎
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  • Beautiful peaceful Lake to practise sailing safely and a happiness for swimming young children...
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