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Plage des Américains

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Hidden : 08/15/2018
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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This is a beach appreciated by families with small children as it is one of the most quiet in the area. As other beaches that side the Arcachon Bay, the waves are very gentle. This is also a place that will have some water at low tides, enough for children.

The name of the beach (the "Beach of the Americans") comes from the fact that the US Navy had established a base there for seaplanes in 1917 during WW1. This base contributed to the protection of convoys in the Bay of Biscay. An explanatory panel with details and pictures is visible between the road and the wooden shack used by the sailing club.


Cette plage, une des plus calmes du Cap Ferret, est appréciée des familles avec jeunes enfants. Comme pour les autres plages du Bassin d'Arcachon, les vagues y sont très calmes. C'est aussi un endroit qui a de l'eau même à marée basse, en tout cas pour les enfants.

Le nom de la plage ("Plage des Américains") vient de son utilisation par l'US Navy qui y a établi une base pour hydravions, durant la Première Guerre Mondiale. Cette base a contribué à la protection de convois de bateaux dans le golfe de Gascogne. Un panneau explicatif propose des détails supplémentaires et des photographies ; il se trouve entre la route et la cabane du club de voile.


Source : http://www.infobassin.com/loisirs-culturels/histoire-de-laviation.html

 

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Decryption Key

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