This is where real holidays are!Things to do around the Bay

The Birds Island secrets

The Birds Island secrets

An island is always a bit magic. The Birds Island hosts the two famous "Tchanquées" huts.
An island is always a bit magic. The Birds Island hosts the two famous "Tchanquées" huts. Since a sea kayak can get anywhere, it's the best way to reach them by leaving from Piraillan in Lège-Cap Ferret...
Making a stop to the Cap Ferret lighthouse

Making a stop to the Cap Ferret lighthouse

A unique experience to live with your family or friends. Both young and adults will be delighted.
There is only one lighthouse in the Arcachon Bay. The Cap Ferret’s one. Why should you climb its 258 steps ? Simply, because at its top the view is breathtaking...
Tidal excursions

Tidal excursions

Get on board with an oyster farmer or fisherman and share his life the time of a tide.
Get on board with an oyster farmer or fisherman and share his life the time of a tide. We call doing this «Pescatourism": a human adventure that will lead you to discover a job trade as well as the Arcachon Bay with those who know it best.
Cycling in Arcachon

Cycling in Arcachon

Leave your car and hop on your bike, Arcachon is yours !
Leave your car and hop on your bike, Arcachon is yours ! The best way to enjoy the scenery and the sunshine while discovering and visiting different neighborhoods...
On the road to Santiago de Compostela

On the road to Santiago de Compostela

En route for a bike ride from port to port, off the beaten tracks, throughout forests and villages.
En route for a bike ride from port to port, off the beaten tracks, throughout forests and villages. "The way of the English," named after the Compostela pilgrims who came from England and Britain, is part of the circuit.
Around the Bay on foot and by boat

Around the Bay on foot and by boat

Walking along the coast... anyone? Four days to disconnect from reality, from the Cap Ferret to Arcachon and coming back by sea?
Walking along the coast... anyone ? Four days to disconnect from reality, from the Cap Ferret to Arcachon and coming back by sea ? Nature and wide-open spaces guaranteed !
Sunset on the dune

Sunset on the dune

What are the most impressive facts of the Pilat Dune ?
What are the most impressive facts of the Pilat Dune ? Its height which varies all the time, but keeps being the highest in Europe ? Traces of prehistoric man found at her feet ? Or the extraordinary panorama that awaits you at the edge...?
Gujan-Mestras : the seven ports' town

Gujan-Mestras : the seven ports' town

Any port is a travel dream, open to the world. Gujan-Mestras have seven of them !
Any port is a travel dream, open to the world. Gujan-Mestras have seven of them ! Strolling along the dykes between the huts and boats, stop opportunities abound: an oyster tasting, a beach, an association hut...
The tree of gold

The tree of gold

The Gascogne Landes forest is the largest in Europe. Pine trees and resin brought prosperity to the area.
The Gascogne Landes forest is the largest in Europe. Pine trees and resin brought prosperity to the area.
The esteys at low tide

The esteys at low tide

At low tide, there’s no water at the bottom of the Bay !
At low tide, there’s no water at the bottom of the Bay ! It's time to take an astonishing walk and discover the sand and the esters world, home for Cyclops and other strange creatures...
Fishermen's auction

Fishermen's auction

6:30 am ... Auction time at the dock : Jean is waiting for us to discover this unknown world.
6:30 am ... Auction time at the dock : Jean is waiting for us to discover this unknown world. Despite the hour, the area is bustling.
Arès, a children's kingdom

Arès, a children's kingdom

Ares holds the "Family Plus" national label and brings a personalized welcome for the whole family, entertainment for all as well as attractive rates.
Ares holds the "Family Plus" national label and brings a personalized welcome for the whole family, entertainment for all as well as attractive rates. The tourist office provides all the required information...
Gourmet tours : from oysters to caviar

Gourmet tours : from oysters to caviar

Jean is a "country teller". He believes the Le Teich landscapes and houses, plants and birds have their stories to tell.
Jean is a "country teller". He believes the Le Teich landscapes and houses, plants and birds have their stories to tell. At the end of the tour there’s a well deserved tasting...
Tasting : a way of life

Tasting : a way of life

Nothing better than starting the evening at the water's edge and sunset lights with oysters, pâté and wine...
Nothing better than starting the evening at the water's edge and sunset lights with oysters, pâté and wine... This practice is part of the Arcachon Bay’s lifestyle.
The Bay, a haven for birds

The Bay, a haven for birds

During the summer time, the Le Teich Birds Sanctuary closes its doors at 8 pm.
During the summer time, the Le Teich Birds Sanctuary closes its doors at 8 pm. Only a few privileged can enter it at night for a unique experience : watching thousands of birds in freedom. The reserve hosts 210 species including 80 nests.

Tourist offices and natural sites

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