Arcachon is located in the Gironde department (Aquitaine region), between the Bassin d'Arcachon and the Atlantic Ocean. The town has about 13,000 inhabitants. This town developed in the 19th century into the major seaside resort of Arcachon.
Inland sea more than 155 km², the Bassin d'Arcachon with its climate, the daily renewal of its water and nutritional resources, requires the ideal and necessary for the reproduction and development of oysters conditions. These are some 10,000 tons of oysters are harvested annually in the basin, also the first European center breeder.
With 7 ports numerous oyster farms, his school Sea and Oyster House, Gujan Mestras is the capital of the Oyster Bay of Arcachon.