Balade sur le Courant d'Huchet

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 02:00 pm 02:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Closes at 05:30 pm

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Province : Landes North coast/ Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park

Services

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  • English
    • The Courant d'Huchet, a veritable umbilical cord which flows through the Landes towns of Vielle Saint Girons, Léon and Moliets et Maa over more than 600 hectares, is one of the sites, classified as a nature reserve, the most diversified and the most richness of the region, whether in terms of ecosystems or biotope.

      The trip in a galupe (traditional flat-bottomed boat) along the stretch of water linking the Léon pond and the Atlantic Ocean allows you to discover a succession of landscapes between swamps, peat bogs and dunes, where many unsuspected animal species nest and protected including 200 species of birds, otters, mink, gray herons, pond terrapins (turtles) and a number of fish.
      Indeed the current is full of them and has become a popular place for fishermen: the trap was used by fishermen to catch eels.

      Also, the boatmen will make you discover "the Landes Amazonia" particularly rich in flora with in particular its famous bald cypresses, its arums as well as other varieties... It constitutes a natural reserve appreciated by botanists.

      Descend it in a galup to the ocean, it's 10 km of unforgettable exotic ride...!

      OPENING DATES

      Every day from the beginning of April to the end of October
      Reservation MANDATORY by phone at: 05 58 48 75 39

      WALKS TIMES

      • 10:00 a.m.: 2-hour WALK
      • 2:30 p.m.: 2-hour WALK (except July and August)
      • 3 or 4 HOURS OF WALK (July and August)

      INDIVIDUAL RATES

      • 2 HOURS OF WALKING: "L'Ile aux Chênes" - 17€ (adult) and 9€ (under 6 years old).
      • 3h WALK: "Pichelèbe" - 23€ (adult) and 12€ (under 6 years old).
      • 4h OF WALKING: "Huchet" - 30€ (adult) and 15€ (under 6 years old).

      GROUPS WELCOME

      From early April to June 30 and from September 1 to 30

      GROUP RATES (+ than 30 people)

      • 1h30 MORNING WALK: "Pas du Loup": 14€ per person.
      • 2 hours IN THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON: "L'Ile aux Chênes": 15€ per person.

      Of the prices displayed, 1.50 euros goes to the nature reserve.
      WARNING !! Our friends the dogs are not accepted during the walks.

      We reserve the right to cancel in case of bad weather.
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Traveller Reviews Balade sur le Courant d'Huchet

4.3 sur 5 281 reviews

  • Philip Burrell

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Philip Burrell on 13/06/2022

    For just €17 you get a 2 hour boat trip across the lake and down the courant with your own boatman. It was just an awesome experience.

  • M. E.

    1 sur 5 Reviews posted by M. E. on 20/09/2019

    The staff is absolutely discourteous. The lady on the phone should learn some manners.

  • Kloe Hld

    1 sur 5 Reviews posted by Kloe Hld on 04/07/2022

    I had been waiting for this excursion for 2 years and at the request of an association, I agreed to give them the benefit of a photographic report on this magnificent wild place of the Courant d'Huchet for a period of 4 hours until at the mouth. I also intended to take advantage of this peaceful and serene place by listening to the lapping of the water and the birds. But that was without counting on the banter of our boatman with his “jewel” boat. Throughout the trip, he kept making ribald jokes to those present and imposing his orders (not to move) on the pretext that it was easier for him to move the boat forward. I thought I had a guide who would have explained the fauna and flora of this place to us. We had to ask him questions and the answers were more than brief. This walk only lasted 3 hours instead of 4 hours because when we arrived in front of the dune, we only had 10 minutes to climb it and see the ocean when half an hour would have been enough. to get back on time. As a result, my photographic report was amputated with images of the ocean as well as during the trip because I was refused despite my request to go up to the front to take my photos without having to contort myself and make myself argue if I moved a centimeter. (photo with an arm on the right) No comment on the landing on arrival which was also very unpleasant for me but those present will understand why. In short, I am therefore very disappointed with this afternoon and sorry for my association, to whom I would not present a sloppy report but I would have other places to present to them fortunately. The price of 23€ for these 3 hours having gone to 30€ (4 h) I therefore left against my will, a 7€ bonus for a performance that did not deserve it.

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Balade sur le Courant d'Huchet

Address

370 les berges du Lac
40550 Léon

Contacts

Phone : 05 58 48 75 39

Cell : 06 27 82 19 36

GPS coordinates

43° 53'11.14"N, 1° 19'14.43"W

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