The bay of arcachon and picturesque villages

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A vast triangle of land and sea dotted with picturesque villages, the Arcachon Basin is a unique site.


Discover Arcachon

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215 'bourgeois style' villas and chalets owing their names to famous artists such as Shakespeare, Richelieu, Descartes etc.. are the architectural heritage of Arcachon, dating from the 19th century.


Accommodation nearby

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Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
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Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
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Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
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Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89

The Pilat dune in Arcachon

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The Europa's highest sand dune rises to 110 m over the foam of the waves. A breath-taking view at the entrance of the Basin and the pine forest of the 'Landes'


Accommodation nearby

hotel-point-france arcachon

Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
villa-regina arcachon

Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
hotel-lamartine arcachon

Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
hotel-la-pergola arcachon

Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89

The Bird island and the "tchanqueés" cabins, bay of Arcachon

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Two houses on stilts built over the water can be seen from all around. Behind them, the Bird Island, the canals called 'Esteys' with paths covered with Salicornia.

An authentic little island in the middle of the Basin, a refuge between land and water that owes its name to the maritime birds that come here to rest and feed.


Accommodation nearby

hotel-point-france arcachon

Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
villa-regina arcachon

Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
hotel-lamartine arcachon

Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
hotel-la-pergola arcachon

Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89

The Arcachon harbour

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The basin keeps its tradition as a private space for pleasure boats. From the beginning of yachting, the Arcachon harbour has welcomed all yachting lovers: from the beginner to the old master mariner.

With 2500 boats permantently afloat and moored in lines on tracks, the harbor regroups yachts, sailboats, speed boats, and 'pinasses' (the traditional, wooden boat of the Bay).


Accommodation nearby

hotel-point-france arcachon

Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
villa-regina arcachon

Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
hotel-lamartine arcachon

Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
hotel-la-pergola arcachon

Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89

The Arguin sandbar, Bay of Arcachon

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With it's immaculate sand and limpid waters, the Arguin sandbar, a natural reserve, is a deserted island anchorage.

Access to the bar is free, except for signaled zones where the birds can nest in peace.


Accommodation nearby

hotel-point-france arcachon

Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
villa-regina arcachon

Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
hotel-lamartine arcachon

Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
hotel-la-pergola arcachon

Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89

Le Moulleau, a village within the town, Arcachon

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The village of the Moulleau, at the doorstep of Pyla is a recent place that has maintained spacious areas between habitations, each of them having their own garden or parc.

The main axe of the Moulleau village is located at the foot of the 'Notre Dame des Passes' church built on a dune, which is a very lively pedestrian street that is very popular in the summer time.


Accommodation nearby

hotel-point-france arcachon

Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
villa-regina arcachon

Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
hotel-lamartine arcachon

Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
hotel-la-pergola arcachon

Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89

The Cap Ferret headland

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Today owned by the Conservatory of Coastlines and Lakesides, the Headland is a protected natural area. It is a seabeaten sand wall, whipped by the wind and sun baked site.

The harshness of the elements makes this untamed area home to an extremely vulnerable wildlife.


Accommodation nearby

hotel-point-france arcachon

Hôtel Point France

  • Arcachon
  • 05 5 6 83 4 6 74
villa-regina arcachon

Villa Régina

  • Arcachon
  • 04 91 00 96 49
hotel-lamartine arcachon

Hôtel Lamartine

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 95 77
hotel-la-pergola arcachon

Hôtel la Pergola

  • Arcachon
  • 05 56 83 07 89



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