Lacanau near Arcachon and Bordeaux

The place :
Lacanau is a holiday resort in the Gironde department, not far from Bordeaux. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century and is mostly composed of former seaside villas.

Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast 60 km away from Bordeaux, not far from the vineyards of Médoc, Saint Emilion, Graves and Sauternais for the most famous of them, Lacanau is a large beach, a 4 900 acres lake, a pine forest. And it enjoys a warm and sunny climate.

At Lacanau Aplus you can enjoy an area of more than 24 acres, in the heart of a forest near the ocean for a natural holiday.
Hotels and residences :
The Aplus Domain offers the possibility to stay in a hotel, in a flat or in a villa for more independence.

The Paddock bar is an ideal setting for a moment of relaxation by the fire or on the terrace in summer.

Hotel "Aplus"

The Aplus hotel is directly attached to the institute : a quiet atmosphere with a regional inspiration, a blending of wood and wrought iron. The hotel has 59 rooms with a view over the swimming pool or on the pine wood. They are fitted with a phone, TV, hairdryer, minibar, in-room safe, balcony.

Hotel facilities (free of charge):

Freely accessible outdoor swimming pool, orienteering course in the forest, table tennis, outdoor games for children, extra activities for children during summer holidays.

Extra facilities:

During July and August bread and pastries are sold at reception, supermarket, rent of linen (sheets and pillowcases), safe, cot, pets accepted, final housework when you leave the hotel.

Domaine Aplus Apartments

The 39 flats are all oriented towards the pine forest and the manege. In fact the Domain Aplus is also called “Village Cheval” or Horse Village because it is both a spa hotel and a horse club.

One-bedroom apartment for 2 to 4 people: 1 bedroom with a large bed and a living room with a sofa bed for 2 people.

Two bedroom apartment for 2 to 6 people: 2 bedrooms (a large bed and twin beds) and a living room with a sofa bed for 2.

All the flats are equipped with a minibar, a hairdryer, a safe, a telephone, a TV, equipped kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, balcony.

You are supposed to arrive on Saturday after 5 pm and to leave on Sunday before 10 am.

The 35 villas : genuine second home for your holidays, spacious and comfortable, these villas are ideal to spend your holidays in family or with friends.

M3 Villas: about 624 ft², for 2 to 7 people : 2 bedrooms and a living room with a sofa bed.

M4 Villas: about 721 ft² for 2 to 9 people with 3 bedrooms and a living room with a sofa bed.

The villas are adjacent to each other.

Rental from Saturday 5 pm to Sunday 10 am.

Villas are equipped with kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave oven, TV, phone, terrace, table and chairs on the terrace.

Restaurants :

Restaurant "L’authentique"

The restaurant The Authentic opens on a panoramic terrace over viewing the domain. It serves a regional cuisine.

For children under 10, the Chef prepares special menus for children well-balanced and varied. These meals are elaborated with a dietician in order to help children discovering the products they must include in a healthy diet.

To taste an original and low-fat cuisine while kipping fit, you can choose balanced menus.

The food is OK, that’s all one can say but deserts are delicious and wonderfully presented.

It would be better if the service was a little faster.

Sports and Activities :
In Lacanau, nature and sports are indissociable. Everything’s foreseen for a toning stay. You can go for a walk, a horse ride or rent a bike and discover all the cycle lanes of the region which wind through the forest.

You can also practice ball games or surfing, windsurfng, bodyboarding.

At the Aplus domain a large horse club is at your disposal. Horse rides in the forest or on sandy dunes, with friendly instructors: these are real moments of pleasure.

Numerous family activities are available: mini golf, aquatic gym, bike rental.

Lacanau is a world renowned surf spot. You can learn to surf there or attend the world contest during the month of August.

With the ocean near the hotel, many activities are available: windsurfing, water-skiing, kite surfing, bodyboard, etc.

The Gironde department is famous for its miles of cycle paths (about 62 mi), small paths winding through the dunes in the pine forest and along the Atlantic coast. If you prefer you can discover them by walk or on waymarked paths.

Other activities: tennis, golf, casino, dancing club, cinema.

For children: at the Aplus Domain children will not be bored! On the 24 a of the domain, numerous activities are available in total safety. First pony ride, riding lessons, pony club, gales in the forest, min golf, orienteering courses in the forest. During summer holidays, additional activities are proposed: treasure hunt, make up lessons.

What you should not miss outside Lacanau: Etang du Cousseau (bird sanctuary), the vineyards of Bordeaux and its surroundings, Saint Emilion and its monolithic church, the Abbey of Sauve Majeure, the Headland of Grave.
Access :
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Bordeaux station: 3 h by train from Paris
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Bordeaux airport: 1 h flight from Paris
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