One of the great frustrations of the various governors of Aquitaine. Potentially a great port, but with an entrance which is, even today, extremely dangerous.
A Natural Wonder
A Dangerous Passage
As Arcachon is on the coast and near to the mouth of the bay, for over a hundred years it has been a most popular holiday destination. A little further inland is the larger settlement of La Test de Buch the main town of La Pays de Buch and in the 14th century the home of the Captal de Buch.