Le Bougainville

Ponant on the Arcachon Basin

The French company Ponant the Comité Régional du Tourisme de Nouvelle-Aquitaine the port of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Métropole, are thinking about programming routes to allow the French to discover the riches of the Atlantic coast. With its ship Le Bougainville, which will take attachment to…

Erosion plage de La Teste

Erosion on the beaches of La Teste December 2019

Due to the storms of December with a swell of several meters and the great tides the oceanic coast of La Teste-de-Buch has suffered quite a lot. Erosion has brought out real sand cliffs! Alerted by the National Forestry Board (NFB), the mayor of La…


Rhinoceros born at La Teste zoo

On 6 December 2019, the female black rhinoceros Nabila gave birth to a baby after 15 months of gestation. This is the first black rhino born in a zoo in France. Excellent news for this species which is classified as critically endangered. This birth occurs…

Le Belem

The Belem at the Arcachon Boat Show

The Belem (1896), one of the oldest three-masts in Europe in a state of navigation will be the guest of honor of the Boat Show of the City in spring 2020 from 17 to 19 April 2020! The Belem will undoubtedly be one of the…

Ile aux oiseaux

Rabbits eat plantations on bird island

The Bird Island Tenant Dealers Association meeting was held on December 11, 2019. The ACLOU had a large replanting project on the island. These plantations of tamarisk holm oaks and pines were a failure, it must be said that the conditions were unfavourable. Too much…

Port de La Vigne

Dredging port la Vigne in Lège-Cap-Ferret

The dredging of the Port de la Vigne in Lège-Cap-Ferret began at the beginning of December and is expected to be completed at the end of January. Sediment collected should be deposited on the beach via a discharge line. These sediments will then be completed…

Bébé phoque au cap ferret

Baby seal at Cap Ferret

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, a surfer filmed strong>a baby seal/strong> on a dustrong>Cap Ferret/strong> beach. Many babies, who leave their mother two weeks after their birth, fail to take care of themselves and come to shore. This is probably what happened to this young seal….

Lac de Cazaux vu du ciel

The lake of Cazaux very high!

A lock had to be opened Thursday, December 12, 2019 in the evening to avoid the overflow of Lake Cazaux. During the low tide, the water poured into the Arcachon basin.They opened a lock at the Canal des Landes in order to avoid the overflow…

The tchanquée hut with red shutters soon available

The holder of the temporary occupancy permit wrote to the City Council of La Teste de Buch and to the “Conservatoire du Littoral” to return the keys of the hut chanquée with red shutters located near the Island of Birds in La Teste-de-Buch. A lot…

Coke on the beaches of Arcachon

Friday, November 8, 2019, probably due to the bad weather at the beginning of the week. The Arcachon police recovered several kilos of drugs, presumably cocaine, washed up on the beaches of Arcachon. Other similar arrivals were recorded in Vendée and Landes.