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The Gironde estuary

The Gironde estuary is the largest estuary in Europe. This vast body of water is the meeting point of two major rivers,  the Garonne and the Dordogne, together they form a giant channel leading to the Atlantic Ocean. It has a unique ecosystem and rich landscapes of rocky plateaus, marshlands and coasts lined with sandy beaches.

The mixture of salt and fresh waters has encouraged the development of unique wildlife and vegetation.  The Gironde estuary also contains a rich cultural heritage with many lighthouse and chateaux. Your hotel between Pointe de Grave and Lesparre is the ideal starting point for exploring the Gironde estuary and visiting the wonders of this exceptional environment.