The Île aux Oiseaux (Bird Island)
Just off the coast from Arcachon, the Île aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) is a little corner of naturally wild paradise of 3 km sq. in the middle of the Bay. Among the fifty-three wooden cabins on the Ile aux Oiseaux, feature the two famous cabins standing proudly above the water.
A thousand pictures have been taken of these architectural marvels which are an icon of Arcachon Bay and are known locally as the Cabanes Tchanquées. In Gascon, tchanquées are the stilts traditionally used by shepherds. During an unmissable excursion of your stay in Arcachon, you will have the chance to admire them in all their splendour and to bring back your own photographs!
A fabulous getaway following the tracks of this precious historical heritage at sea awaits you. Leaving from the Port of Arcachon or the Port of Le Moulleau, a good number of excursions in “pinasses” or by boat are organised for the Île aux Oiseaux. It’s also an ideal opportunity to discover the oyster farms on the periphery of this listed natural heritage site, which seems to be at lands’ end.