Sanguinet is a commune with 3381 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the Landes department in the region of Aquitaine. It belongs to the district of Mont -de- Marsan, in the canton of Parentis -en -Born and in 2002 founded community association Grands Lacs.
Sanguinet is the northernmost municipality in the Landes. It is located 60 kilometers southwest of Bordeaux on the eastern shore of the Etang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet, with an area of 55 km ², the largest lake in south-western France. The municipality includes the village Courneilley.
Lakeside took the remains of human occupation from the early history and the ancient world. Since the eleventh century, the place was a way station for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. Beginning of the 20th century were drained in the course of the country profit swamps and planted with maritime pine trees that were used for wood and resin extraction. The construction of the rocket launch site in Biscarrosse and the opening of an airport in Cazaux opened in the 1960s, new jobs for the population, especially as the sawmills closed. Since the 1980s, the community Sanguinet relies on tourism and services.
The museum on the lake ( Musee du lac ) has exhibits on the lives of people in Sanguinet 1500 BC to the 4th century. Some rooms are also dedicated to the life in the waters of the lake and its ecosystem.