Biganos is a commune in the Gironde department in the region of Aquitaine. The community in the Regional Natural Park Landes de Gascogne is located in the catchment area of ​​the city of Bordeaux. The municipality belongs to the canton in the Arrondissement Audenge Arcachon.

Biganos located northeast of Arcachon on the opposite bank of the Bassin d' Arcachon adjacent to Audenge.

Archaeological excavations testify to a settlement Biganos to Roman times, and there are graves from the Merovingian period.

While Biganos in 1962 still had 3,781 inhabitants, is one you currently 9760 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011).

In Biganos there is a paper mill that manufactures kraft paper and the breeding of sturgeon for the recovery of caviar.


Biganos is twinned with Saint -Martin- de -Fontenay near Caen in Calvados.