Biscarrosse is a commune with 12,631 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the Landes department in the region of Aquitaine. The small town is located about 80 km southwest of Bordeaux in the Pays de Born in Gascony. It is divided into the districts of Biscarrosse Bourg (Ville ), Biscarrosse Lac and Biscarrosse Plage.
In the near Biscarrosse is located at 44 ° 27 'north latitude and 01 ° 15' west longitude, the DGA Essais de missiles, a test site of the French armed forces for rocket. Also civil rockets to explore the upper atmosphere will be launched from there.