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Highlights in Arcachon
- Oyster farming
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For a stay with your feet in the sand, nothing beats a letting directly by the sea. It is the ideal place to go for an ice cream walk on the pier, stroll from shop to shop or take a look out the window to estimate the time of the tide. Some have a balcony or terrace with a view of the pool, enough to light up your day at breakfast.A villa with a garden
The summer barbecue accompanied by its fresh rosé, or a good wine from Bordeaux, this is a vision of a holiday shared with friends or family. For this, nothing beats a cottage with a garden in Arcachon. Some of them are former cabins of the Bordeaux bourgeoisie, which have now been renovated with all the modern comforts. Others are new buildings that have kept the charm of this village by their traditional architecture. During your holidays, you will have all the leisure to enjoy a moment of relaxation outside when the tide has moved away from the sea for a few hours. By bike or stroller, you can safely reach the city centre by taking one of the many cycle paths in the basin.
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Location and orientation
About sixty kilometres west of Bordeaux, the Arcachon basin is an oasis of calm facing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. If the car will be appreciated for more flexibility, note that an important bus network connects the villages of the Arcachon basin with each other and with Bordeaux. The most eco-friendly, or the most sporty, will appreciate the many bicycle paths around to get around with children without worrying.
A destination for gourmets
Rich in flavours and colours, the South West is a region renowned for its cuisine. The Arcachon basin is no exception. A destination that is both a family destination and a favourite with young people, this basin, a stone's throw from Bordeaux, is open at any time of the year, each season bringing its share of gustatory pleasures, but not only that!
Between 1938 and 1970, Arcachon offered its Crépins piste to avid skiers. And since the snow was missing, it was covered with... pine needles! Its reputation led it to host alpine skiing competitions in 1947!
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The city of Arcachon is divided into several districts, four of which have been named according to the four seasons. In the district of the city of Winter, north of Arcachon, there are superb villas built in the 1860s, mixing several styles: a pleasant surprise for architecture lovers. To the north of Arcachon, the Moorish park offers a beautiful walk, and the Sainte Cécile observatory promises a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of the basin. To work on your tan, head for the popular Pereire beach. To the southwest of the town of Arcachon, Moulleau combines culture, relaxation and cuisine. You come here to admire its amazing church Notre Dame des Passes, relax on the beach and take a gourmet walk on the pier.La dune du Pilat
Climb on the dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe, although its height is debatable (between 110 and 115 metres!) to enjoy the panoramic view of the magnificent Arguin Bank. It is from this bank that the grains of sand that form the dune fly away. This 100% natural monument is therefore not shaped by human hands, but tourism is in full swing. It is the 2nd most visited natural site in France after the Bay of Mont St Michel. Some come here for the horizon, others for the majestic grandeur of the dune, others, lovers of thrills, will start paragliding.Le Banc d'Arguin and Ile aux Oiseaux
Eager to get some fresh air? Embark on a boat for a tour of the pool. Take the opportunity to see the atypical cabins tchanquées, real emblems of the area, on Bird Island. To strengthen your biceps, it is also possible to access them by kayak! Not that athletic? Opt for a most authentic visit: sail through the pool in pinasses, the long, flat boats used by Arcachon oyster farmers.The Teich Ornithological Reserve
The magnificent Teich Reserve, which covers 110 hectares, offers the opportunity to observe more than 80 species of birds, including storks. The reserve is open all year round, but the best time to observe birds is from April to June. From the woods to the meadows, passing through the marshes, a 6 km long trail guides you so you don't miss anything of your visit. Don't forget to bring your pair of binoculars!The Lège Cap-Ferret peninsula
Privileged holiday destination for Bordeaux residents, the Cap-Ferret Lège peninsula has the particularity of offering access to both the ocean and the Arcachon basin. If its beaches are very popular, the architecture is also worth a visit, with the majestic chapel of the Algerian Villa, and the Cap-Ferret lighthouse, a listed historical monument, which offers an incomparable view of the dune du Pilat and the banc d'Arguin.Iodized flavours: Arcachon's delights
Gourmands and gourmets, at your forks ! The oyster is obviously the flagship product of the basin; if it is possible to taste it all year round, the best months for its cultivation are from November to March. The most passionate will visit the Oyster House in Gujan Mestras, or go to the Oyster Festival in mid-August. Throughout the basin, the restaurants also offer a wide range of local products from Bordeaux: foie gras, seafood, duck breast... For dessert or a snack, the famous white dunes of Chez Pascal, in the city centre of Cap-Ferret, are a real institution!