Strolling in Arcachon in winter

As the cooler days arrive, it becomes difficult to stay outside for a long time, and even more difficult to dare to swim! With temperatures dropping, Christmas coming soon, and shorter days, it’s time more than ever to wander around the shops, stroll around the mall and finish shopping for Christmas presents for your loved ones. On Arcachon, there are many stalls that offer most of the most handmade products you won’t find anywhere else.


Small local designers serving original gifts


On Arcachon, on roads perpendicular to the beach, you will see many small shops that offer original and often unique creations.  Designers can offer you clothes, handmade jewelry and often in very small series, or accessories such as notebooks, or decorative objects in the colors of the Basin. Many shops also offer confectionery, terrines and other foodstuffs typical of the region and homemade, to preserve a maximum of authenticity and brand of the terroir. These are gifts that will surely please your loved ones who appreciate this kind of little attentions. Plus, you’ll be sure they’ll be the lucky few to own a limited-edition piece that is 100 made in Arcachon! If you prefer more conventional shops, there is a shopping mall not far from Arcachon, on the edge with the town of La Teste de Buch. You will find many shops, with brands that I probably already know you, for a shopping spree “warm”!


The Christmas Market, a great place to shop


If you enjoy the magic of Christmas and the holiday season, then you will be delighted by going to the Christmas market in Arcachon. As every year, the city installs its traditional ice rink, and the various creators and craftsmen take possession of the small wooden huts where they can exhibit their creations, and show their activity to passers-by, throughout the Market opening period. This is your chance to find unusual or useful gifts that are always very popular during the winter.

But think of yourself too! While your kids are skating on the ice rink, go buy a mulled wine, or Christmas treats next door. This allows you to warm up at any time of the day and night. You will also be in the most central place of Arcachon, opposite the Thiers Pier. The perfect opportunity to see the sunset over the Basin, or to enjoy the unique nightlife of the Arcachon Basin.


As you can see, the Arcachon Basin is a place full of good places to do your Christmas shopping. You can find all the gifts that will please your loved ones, no matter their age and tastes. From quality local products to clothing, jewellery and accessories, designers will be able to offer you gifts that are both unique and original…


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