Gujan-Mestras, the village with 7 ports
Gujan-Mestras boasts no fewer than 7 oyster ports. Here, you can watch the oyster farmers’ everyday work and find out more about this fascinating profession. Sit back and breathe in the smell oysters… you’ve arrived!
Strolling from port to port
With its colourful cabins, oyster farming and oyster tasting, there are plenty of reasons to stop off in Gujan-Mestras. Each port has its own authentic feel and varies according to the tide. Take a break along Esplanade des Ostréiculteurs in Port de Larros to meet the oyster farmers and taste a couple of oysters with shrimps and pâté. While you’re here, don’t forget to visit the Maison de l’Huître museum to find out all about the history of oysters.
The coastal path, on foot or by bike
This 7-km path connects Gujan-Mestras’s 7 ports and winds through the unspoilt countryside between Bay and forest. Go along the coastal path on foot or by bike to reconnect with nature. When the tide is out, you could be fooled in places into thinking you were in the middle of the savannah, while at high tide you will cross walkways sitting just above the water! Take the opportunity to meet the oyster farmers in the ports, or stop off for a picnic on the edge of the path.
Plan this outing in the early morning or in the evening to see the Bay in its most attractive light
Bay of Leisure for a family outing
There are themed parks for all tastes and ages here with La Coccinelle, Kid Parc, Aqualand, Bassin Aventures, Max’ Golf, Laser Lander etc. While the children have fun on the slides, roller coasters or treetop adventure course, adults can try their hand at golf at the Blue Green.
Plan a day out in Aqualand, one of the largest water parks on the Atlantic coast in July and August!