A veritable umbilical cord between Lake Léon and the Atlantic Ocean, the Courant d’Huchet is a place rich in history and traditions.
It is today the only watercourse in the Bay of Biscay whose mouth has not been stabilised by groynes or sea walls.
The Courant d’Huchet Nature Reserve was created to conserve a unique site of great botanical richness by limiting human activities and the excesses of tourism.
Three visit options
From Pichelèbe bridge connecting Moliets to Vielle-Saint-Girons (road D328), park in the car park adjoining the reception chalet and take one of the routes marked by small wooden arrows stamped with green thistle, emblem of the Nature Reserves of France.
A guidebook* of the reserve will make sure you don’t miss anything worth seeing and, to keep you on the signposted trails.
*on sale in the four Côte Landes Nature Tourist Offices.
GUIDED TOURS ON FOOT AND THEMED OUTINGS
Organised all year round by the Reserve, tours start from Pichelèbe bridge, during the Easter and July/August school holidays.
A program is available at the Tourist Office or at the Maison de la Reserve. Personalised tours are also possible for groups (10 people minimum).
Information and reservations at the Maison de la Reserve on +33 (0)5 58 48 73 91, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on www.reservenaturelle-couranthuchet.org.
BY BOAT WITH A BOATMAN
Boating began here in the 1920s and continues to this day. It allows the courant and its forest gallery to be explored by a means other than hiking..
It is the most popular type of guided tour in the Reserve.
Excursions are made by reservation from April to October.
Departures every day at 10 am and 2:30 pm
The duration of the tour varies from 2 to 4 hours depending on the season.
Information and reservations at the Bureau des Bateliers on +33 (0)5 58 48 75 39.