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10 km from Salles: Like Salles, MIOS, a small town on the banks of the River Leyre in Pays de Buch, is located in the heart of the Landes de Gascogne forest. A welcoming and dynamic town (many summer festivities including the International Festival of dance, music and arts of the world, in July). A very nice place to stop when you are canoeing down the Leyre.
15 km from Salles: BIGANOS , a pretty town at the crossroads of Nord and Sud Bassin, Bassin and Landes, best known for its factory producing kraft paper from the wood of the Landes forest. Biganos is known also for its sturgeon farm producing caviar known as “Aquitaine caviar” located at the moulin de la Cassadote. It still has 2 authentic ports with their pinasses (local boats) and their oyster shacks, the port of Biganos being located in the forest and classified as a protected area.
20 km from Salles: SANGUINET, a forest village, with sandy beaches on the calm waters of the large lakes.
24 km from Salles (including 9.5 km of free motorway): Arcachon, a well known resort welcomes you with its sandy beaches, its beautiful houses, its port, its beautiful casino and numerous shops.
24 km from Salles: Located between the forest and the sea, GUJAN MESTRAS is the oyster capital of the Bay of Arcachon, a town with 7 ports including 3 oyster ports (Meyran, Gujan and Larros) that bears witness to the gujanais maritime heritage, a Bassin passion and an expertise in oyster cultivation passed down through the generations.
Young and old can spend unforgettable days in the open air in its various theme parks.
You can take guided tours (port, Chêneraie) and traditional boat rides (sardine fishing boat).
33 km from Salles (including 9.5 km of free motorway): LA DUNE DE PILAT (or Pyla), the highest dune in Europe, made of fine sand and classified as a national site offers a fabulous view of the vast landscape for those brave enough to climb its 105 metres.
Direct access to the motorway from Salles means a one and half hour drive brings you to the beautiful villages of the Basque Country (Bayonne, Biarritz, Anglet, St Jean de Luz and Espelette and its famous chillies).
In summary, Salles is in the middle of everything and only 44 km from Bordeaux (direct toll-free motorway).