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La Teste-de-Buch

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La Teste-de-Buch is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.It is located on the south shore of Arcachon Bay, lying in the southwestern part of Gironde.It is the largest of four communes that comprise the (COBAS), a small metropolitan area of 54,204 population (1999 census). It is the eighth-largest commune in metropolitan France in geographical area.La Teste-de-Buch is famous for the Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe. It is also the site of a fictional battle during the Napoleonic wars depicted in Sharpe's Siege by Bernard Cornwell.GeographyLa Teste-de-Buch is located in the department of Gironde, in the middle of the Landes forest, and south of Arcachon Bay. It is the capital of the Pays de Buch. Neighbouring communes are Gujan-Mestras to the east, Arcachon to the northwest, and Biscarosse and Sanguinet to the south.
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Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon ©
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Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Ile aux Oiseaux ©
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Ile aux Oiseaux
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Arcachon-Plongee
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Arcachon-Plongee Cazaux
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La Grande Dune du Pilat
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La Grande Dune du Pilat Pyla-sur-Mer
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La ville d'Hiver ©
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La ville d'Hiver Arcachon
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Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
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Réserve Ornithologique du Teich Le Teich
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Hidden gems in La Teste-de-Buch

Plage de la Lagune ©
Beach
Plage de la Lagune
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Plage de la Salie-Nord ©
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Plage de la Salie-Nord
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Tchanque Fish Michael
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Golf International d'Arcachon ©
Golf Course
Golf International d'Arcachon
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Duration: 4 hours

Spas in La Teste-de-Buch

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Spas
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in La Teste-de-Buch

Necropole Nationale de la Teste de Buch
Historic Site
Necropole Nationale de la Teste de Buch
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Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in La Teste-de-Buch

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Les Gourmandises d'Alienor
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