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Création de la commune d’Arcachon

Creation of the commune of Arcachon

In 1857, Arcachon was established as a separate commune, withdrawing it enom the area of La Teste. The new commune, covering a surface area of 785 hectares, is tiny in comparison to its rival which remains 20,000 hectares in size. Given its mild and sunny climate, development of the town centred on sea and forest-based activities, the area's two main qualities.By 1857, Arcachon had already become …