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This department is located in the south of France, is named after the Gironde river of the same name and has many beautiful places where you can enjoy nature in one of the holiday homes via Nature.house. With its surface of 10,000 km2, Gironde is the largest department in France and over 1,435,000 inhabitants live there. Are you looking for a holiday home in the nature of Gironde? In the west runs a fine sandy beach with a length of 120 kilometers along the Atlantic Ocean. Gironde is also home to the largest forest and the highest dune in Europe.
The regional natural park Landes of Gascony
Are you looking for a holiday home in the largest forest in Europe? Then visit the forest of the Landes of Cascogne. This forest covers an area of about 1 million hectares and crosses several departments. In this immense forest, you will find mainly maritime pines, which were planted in the 18th century.
In the regional natural park you can enjoy the almost 100 km long Leyre which flows through the area and meets the salt water of the Bassin d'Arcachon. The river Leyre is nicknamed 'the little Amazon'. The river owes its name to the oak, ash and willow trees that grow along the river, between which large ferns of kings can be found. Visit this special area from your cottage. The marshy land on either side of the Leyre has a rich flora and fauna. You can encounter many aquatic animals here, such as dragonflies, otters, minks, herons, kingfishers and the European marsh turtle. Do you want a special holiday? Then book a canoe from your cottage in Girdonde, with which you can explore the many rivers in the area by canoe.
Dune du Pyla
Near Pyla sure Mer you can find the highest dune in Europe. Are you looking for a holiday home in Girdonde? At Dune du Pyla you can enjoy a dune that can be up to 105 meters high. Behind these high dunes you can find vast pine forests.
The lighthouse of Cordouan
A special place in Gironde that is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in one of the holiday homes in this region is the 68 meters high lighthouse of Cordouan. This lighthouse is built of natural stone and stands on a round foot with a diameter of 41 meters and is up to 8 meters thick. This foot should protect the lighthouse from eruptions of the sea.