Wonderful Lacanau Océan !!!

This is a spot of many wonderful family vacations over the years in my belle France and missed it, We always went from our former home of Versailles, and it was sublime, Near my wine best area, with nice architecture and history sites, and beautiful beaches, Lacanau Océan is in the Médoc  of Bordeaux, Gironde dept 33  in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, The town is composed of several zones: Lacanau-Ville, consisting of the village town and  Lacanau-Océan,the beach resort we always stayed on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Let me update refresh this older post with new older pictures ; hope you enjoy it as I.

Lacanau is crossed by the 45th parallel north, is thus situated at an equal distance from the North Pole and the Earth’s equator (about 5 000 km). Lacanau is located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, in the Médoc, 42 km from Bordeaux. The Ocean coast of the Médoc offers a line of more than 100 km of beaches made of fine sand !!! On one side along the Gironde , you have the best wines in the world, me think and on the other you have the best beaches such as the Plage Sud, Plage Centrale, and Plage Nord. All beautiful!!! Of course, we always stayed at the Yelloh Village ,Les Grands Pins camping !


Let me tell you about a little camping call Les Grands Pins. We wanted an area of beaches but I insisted on near wines…So we settle for the compromise of renting a mobile home vacation at a camping very near the beach in Lacanau-Océan ,about 300 meters, but a nice ride amongt pine trees into the wine world along the D6 into Margaux !!

Camping is very popular in France and even with visitors from other European countries. So it wasn’t that hard to ask collegues in my Paris office for suggestions and Lacanau Océan at Les Grands Pins came up. It was the best decision we could had made and did came back in subsequents years here until 2011, when already the boys big and living in my beautiful Morbihan dept 56 of my lovely Bretagne.

lacanau ocean camping sunset in grand pins aug08

This camping is tops you can walk to the Lacanau-Océan city center and the beaches and plenty of family activities inside! The beaches at Lacanau-Océan are 16 km long or about 10 miles and are three south, central, and north (sud, central, nord). As said, we always stayed at the Camping Yelloh! village Les Grands Pins 5 star rating ,and great for the whole family only 300 meters from the beach!!!  The nice mobile homes, with all amenities, great pricing, with grocery store ,bike rental, pool, exercise room, dancing at nights,and free parking so close to all in the region even trips to Bordeaux. The beach is glorious here, as good as any anywhere, and been to some tops as well as lived near them or on them!

Lacanau ocean grand pins camping from of ours S059 the gang aug08

lacanau ocean plage nord medoc aug06

lacanau ocean beach kids medoc aug06

A seaside resort, it appeared at the beginning of the 20C. Sketched during the period between the two wars, it developed in the years 1960-1970, as part of the development of the Aquitaine coast. Lacanau-Océan is separated from Lacanau-Ville by the road D6 and 13 km and the lake of Lacanau-Lac, composed of several hamlets such as Talaris, Le Moutchic, le Tedey, Longarisse, La Grande Escoure, and Carreye.

Lacanau ocean centre ville towards plage centrale aug08

The official Les Grands Pins camping :https://www.lesgrandspins.com/en/

The city of Lacanau on history and heritagehttps://www.lacanau.fr/lacanau/histoire-et-patrimoine-de-lacanau/

The Médoc Atlantique local tourist office on Lacanau Océan:https://www.medoc-atlantique.co.uk/14-towns-with-1001-possibilities/holidays-in-lacanau/

My fav beaches site Plages TV on Lacanau beacheshttps://en.plages.tv/seaside-resorts/lacanau-33680

Unofficial Lacanau Océan on activities:https://lacanauocean.com/fr/lacanau-ocean.htm

There you go folks, one of my fav areas in my belle France; hope you get the bugs to see something different and beautiful, the beaches of Lacanau Océan, the lake, and the wines , la vie est belle!!! or is it la vie en rose ? Salut !!

And remember, remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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