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Andernos-les-Bains is a commune in the Gironde department in southwestern France.Andernos-les-Bains is a located on the northeast shore of Arcachon Bay. To its northwest is the town of Arès.Andernos-les-Bains consists of four other small communities: Taussat, Cassy, Lanton and Audenge. All these villages are characterized by their oyster farms and small fisheries. For many years, the oyster and fishing industry provided the main income to the area. More recently, tourism has become a strong economic factor in the area.The bay was well known for the Portuguese oyster which died out during 1970-1972 because of gill disease. But a new oyster was found, the "Pacific oyster". Nevertheless, in 1974 the new oyster developed a disease caused by the paint used on fishing boats. An oil tanker spill in 1978 further damaged the oyster industry, which continued to suffer until 1981. The oyster industry suffered substantially around the bay. This was a disaster for whole of France and Europe as the Arcachon oyster is a world-famous delicacy.Since 2000 the oyster industry has been recovering and now nearly 15,000 metric tons are produced per year.Andernos-les-Bains has a 5.4km long sand beach.TransportationThe closest airport is Bordeaux-Mérignac (30 km).PersonalitiesSarah Bernhardt, a French actress, is known to have visited Andernos during the First World War.Sights The Great Dune of Pyla - the longest in Europe Island of Birds - with two bird houses in the middle of the bay which act as landmarks Cape Ferret light house at the tip of the Arcachon BayInspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a France trip simple and quick.
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Top tours near Andernos-les-Bains
$97 BOOK WITH VIATOR Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$196 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour
Duration: 10 hours
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