Sites to visit around the Arcachon Basin

The Arcachon Basin is a little paradise on Earth… With its diverse landscapes and a unique atmosphere in every town and every small village, the Arcachon Basin is a beautiful place that will charm and please you. If you want to discover every nook and cranny of the Arcachon Basin during your holiday, then discover the riches of each city to plan your future outings! Start with Arcachon, where you’ll be at ease for a foot on the ground as close to the water as possible in a 4-city hotel where a dynamic and friendly team awaits you and does its utmost to make your stay perfect. If you need advice on the best outings to do all around Arcachon, we’ll guide you without a problem!

The South Basin, the Natural

If you enjoy the long walks, you can start your journey from Arcachon with a bike. A bike path runs through all the towns around the Arcachon Basin, offering a long and exotic walk. The Dune du Pilat is a first stop to make, as unmissable as it is impressive. The highest dune in Europe offers a magnificent landscape, a panorama that crosses forest and Banc d’Arguin. As you continue your journey, discover the small traditional ports of La Teste de Buch, La Hume and Gujan-Mestras. Oyster farmers come here when they harvest and care for their oysters. A place that smells good iodine and very typical of the area. Continue to the town of Teich, where all nature lovers and especially birdwatchers enjoy themselves: in fact, in this city there is a huge nature reserve on more than 120 hectares where species of birds of the the world are protected. Arriving in the town of Biganos, discover there also a small typical port whose fisherman’s huts are particularly colorful.

The North Basin, the Disorienting

A little less frequented by tourists who discover the region, the northern Arcachon Basin contains beautiful nooks and cranies in the heart of nature, to the delight of the locals. Continuing your journey around the Basin, experience long walks on the beach, enjoy seafood while enjoying a beautiful sunset in the colours of fire, and enjoy the nightlife particularly present, especially in the city andernos Les Bains. If you drive to the tip of Lège Cap Ferret, you’ll enjoy the road, lined with pine trees and sand for a total holiday air. From the town of Claouey, the route follows the water, and you can stop at any time to taste good oysters harvested directly by the person who serves them to you. The very typical small villages such as the Vine or L’Herbe are places not to be missed, as they are unique, and the view offered by the fisherman’s huts are breathtaking. The journey ends in Lège Cap Ferret where history joins nature, with Blockhaus and the presence of a lighthouse where it is possible to climb to admire the view… Finally, at “La Pointe”, you are in the exact spot where the ocean meets the Basin…

Happy holidays on the Arcachon Basin, and head to Hotel Point France!