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Arcachon, a fishing village and health resort in the department of the Gironde, France, about 30 miles west-south-west of Bordeaux, with which it is connected by rail, and on a large, almost landlocked, basin that serves as a harbour and a site for numerous oyster-beds. The dry, sandy soil of the Landes, the mild climate, and the vast extent of pine forests have caused Arcachon to be frequented by consumptive patients in winter, whilst visitors from the large towns of the south flock thither in summer for sea-bathing. There are several good hotels, a casino, and all the other attractions of a French watering-place.