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Discover the Lake of Arjuzanx

Want to relax in the Landes? The lake of Arjuzanx is the ideal place!


An old mine

Before being a nature reserve, the lake of Arjuzanx was a source of brown coal.

This deposit was used to feed the boilers of a nearby thermal power station. Major work was carried out to reach the rock layer.

For nearly 30 years, the Arjuzanx site allowed EDF to exploit its resource, the largest in France.


Its renovation as a natural area

Subsequently, the site was rehabilitated to fill the main quarry with water. The lake of Arjuzanx was thus created and allowed the protection of the biodiversity of the area.

Indeed, many species take refuge in the lake of Arjuzanx, such as the Common Crane: this beautiful and large bird stops on this nature reserve which is located in the heart of its migration corridor, around the months of November and February.

More about the guided tours

It is during these months that the curious and birdwatching enthusiasts come to observe these majestic birds. Guided tours are organised by the reserve to discover the cranes while respecting their natural habitat.

Around the old mine, you will also find a park of more than 2500 hectares, with 7 surrounding lakes.

Today, the Arjuzanx lake has become the largest lake in the Landes and part of the site has been classified as a national nature reserve since 2022.

Activities near the lake of Arjuzanx

Today, travellers and locals alike enjoy spending time in this natural area, located a 30-minute drive from your hotel in Castets.

You can enjoy :
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Yoga
  • Horseback riding
On the lake, swimming is only allowed on fixed dates and in the delimited beach areas. However, you can go sailing or paddle boarding at any time of the year.

Stay at the hotel Les Bruyères de Castets

In the heart of the Landes on the A63 motorway in Castets, our 3-star hotel opens its doors to you for a comfortable stay.

With family, friends or alone, choose the room that suits you!

Take a break and discover the treasures of the region by cycling along the Vélodyssée, a 15-minute ride from your hotel in the Landes.

Don't wait any longer: book your stay with us today to benefit from the best rates!
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open 7 days a week for lunch and diner