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12 highlights, 1 Bay

You will have difficulty choosing between the different highlights during your holiday. There are 1,001 ways to discover Arcachon Bay, and below is a selection of 12 not-to-be-missed visits.

The Dune of Le Pilat

Without doubt the most famous sand dune in the world, you need to climb to the top to appreciate its size! The Dune of Le Pilat is definitely the must-see of any first visit, and can be seen in a…

The Dune of Le Pilat

Cabanes Tchanquées

People are fascinated by them, and you will find out why when you discover the famous Cabanes Tchanquées huts on the Île aux Oiseaux. See them close up in a sea kayak or during a boat trip.

Cabanes Tchanquées

The Banc d’Arguin

A great family day out awaits you on the Banc d’Arguin. This nature reserve sits between the waters of Arcachon Bay and the Ocean, with a 360°-degree view for admiring local sights such as the famous Dune of Le Pilat.

The Banc d’Arguin

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Villages and oyster-farming ports

Gujan-Mestras, Andernos, L’Aiguillon, Cap Ferret, L’Herbe, Le Canon or Biganos… some of these names might sound familiar to you. Come for a stroll, enjoy a couple of oysters and meet the oyster farmers who will gladly share their passion with…

Villages and oyster-farming ports

Beaches

You will be spoilt for choice for relaxing on a beach. Jump into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean in Lège-Cap Ferret and La Teste de Buch, or enjoy calmer waters in Arcachon Bay or at Cazaux Lake. Come and…

Beaches

Arcachon Bay Markets

À chaque ville son marché, son ambiance, ses couleurs et senteurs…Ici, les marchés vivent toute l’année ! Sur le Bassin d’Arcachon, les produits issus de la mer sont bien sûr les produits les plus recherchés. À proximité, les terroirs landais…

Arcachon Bay Markets

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