Arcachon, at the water’s edge
Arcachon is great to visit all year round and can even be divided into 4 seasons! Come and discover the contrast between the Summer Town with its magnificent piers and lively town centre, the Winter Town with its magnificent typical 19th-century houses, the Autumn Town which will take you into heart of the Aiguillon fishing neighbourhood, and the Spring Town with the Abatilles spring, Pereire beach and the buzzing Le Moulleau district. Welcome to Arcachon!
Wander along the piers
Eyrac pier, Thiers pier, Chapelle pier and Le Moulleau pier are well-known to the locals and are iconic sites in Arcachon. Hop on a bike for a day to explore them, and don’t forget your camera because each of Arcachon’s piers offers a different view!
Walks and strolls in the Winter Town
The Winter Town is a small and peaceful part of Archachon. Start at Parc Mauresque to discover the town’s most attractive houses and villas in a pleasant maze of windy streets. Take a couple of hours to lose yourself in the heart of them… a sure-fire way to stumble across some of the finest 19th-century villas!
The “Eiffel Tower” of Arcachon is tucked away here.
The Sainte-Cécile Observatory offers a panoramic view of the town!
Set off for a boat trip or crossing in the Bay
There are departures all year round from Thiers Pier in Arcachon for crossings to Lège-Cap Ferret, or for boat trips to get a closer view of the famous Cabanes Tchanquées huts or the Banc d’Arguin. Consult the crossing times to plan a great holiday outing in Arcachon Bay.
Stroll through the L’Aiguillon fishing neighbourhood
The L’Aiguillon neighbourhood is Arcachon’s best-kept secret, and you won’t want to miss out on this charming photogenic location with its colourful cabins that are still in use. Make sure you take a well-earned break in the neighbourhood’s only oyster restaurant, La Cabane de l’Aiguillon!
Lazing on Pereire and Le Moulleau beaches
After a day’s shopping or strolling through the Summer district, head to the beach for a true holiday’s afternoon and spread out your towel on Pereire or Le Moulleau beaches. From the latter, you will also enjoy an unobstructed view of the Dune of le Pilat.
Surrounded by pine trees, Pereire beach is perfect for watching the sunset or walking along the vast sand bank which is uncovered at low tide.
Make the most of evenings in Arcachon
Arcachon is also a buzzing town in the evening. Between Théâtre Olympia, the cinema, the café-theatre and concerts in the Velodrome in summer during the Arcachon en Scène Festival, you can spend every evening of your holidays in a different way! For those who like gambling, don’t forget to visit the Casino which also holds shows. Round off the evening in one of the trendy bars in the Le Moulleau neighbourhood.