Lège-Cap Ferret and childhood memories
Seen from the sky, the peninsula looks like it is wrapping its arms around Arcachon Bay, while back on the ground, the 11 villages which make up Lège-Cap Ferret are an invitation to enjoy holidays spent at a different pace. Take time to do nothing or everything all at once… because that’s all part of being on holiday too!
Admire the Cap Ferret Lighthouse
If this is your first time in Arcachon Bay, a trip to the tallest point in Cap Ferret is a must! Take in the full extent of the Bay with all its different views and discover that, even after returning several times, there are always things to rediscover.
Go to Cap Ferret Point by bike
There is no lack of cycle paths in Lège-Cap Ferret. Hop into the saddle in Claouey or one of the other villages and you will easily be able to cycle to Cap Ferret point through attractive countryside scenery. To make the most of the day, don’t hesitate to stop off as soon as you can to taste a couple of oysters, deep your feet in the water or enjoy a well-earned ice cream!
The best bit of a true holiday is being able to do everything or nothing, and doing whichever it is at your own pace!
The call of the waves! In Lège-Cap Ferret you can take your pick from calm, charming Bay-side beaches, or the ones on the Atlantic coast. There are 4 to choose from: Le Grand Crohot, L’Horizon which is accessible by little train that never fails to delight children, Le Truc Vert and La Garonne… there’s enough choice to change location every day of the holidays, or almost!
Cap Ferret market
In the morning, after enjoying a good breakfast on the terrace, pick up your shopping basket and head over to Cap Ferret market. You are sure to love the atmosphere and especially the stands here. Besides the usual fruit and vegetables, there are a number of stands selling jewellery, clothes, household linen or fashion accessories.
Visit Pointe aux Chevaux for a panoramic view of the Banc d’Arguin
You can discover the Banc d’Arguin in a number of different ways. For the fullest experience, nothing beats a day out on site with the family and a picnic, but for a picture-postcard photo, go to Pointe aux Chevaux where you will have the best view of this magnificent site. Next, follow the stairs down for a walk in the village of Grand Piquey.
Go on an outing in a pinasse boat in Arcachon Bay
The holiday wouldn’t be complete without a trip in a pinasse boat! After exploring the oyster-farming villages on foot, it’s time to discover a different side of them from the water. You will be surprised in summer and winter by the changing colours of the countryside, which are great to photograph.
From shop to shop in Grand Piquey
If you like wandering round home decoration shops, follow Route de Bordeaux to Grand Piquey to visit one of the 4 shops here that are well-known among the locals. Not far away, you can also go bargain-hunting in Petit Piquey… everything you need to take back a souvenir of the Bay to remind you of your holiday for the rest of the year!
Picnic on Truquette plage
Picnics are a must on holiday. It’s the sort of moment that makes great memories to think back to during the rest of the year! Truquette beach is one of our favourite places, with picnic tables in the shade of pine trees and an unobstructed view of the beach.