The highlights of summer

August is coming to an end, and it is time to prepare for the start of the new year. The team at Hotel Point France hopes that your holiday went well, and that your stay in Arcachon was unforgettable. Between July and August, the season was rather festive and lively. Let’s do a little retrospective of this summer with some must-see events that took place on Arcachon and all the surrounding cities! 

July: between national holiday and fair

The highlight of July is truly National Day, July 14th. Between Fire Balls in every town in the Basin and fireworks, the watchword was fun. A friendly, sharing moment where everyone enjoys the festivities with family, or friends. From the terrace of the Hotel Point France, imagine the spectacle we had during the fireworks! From Arcachon, if you choose the right point of view, you can see all the fireworks in the Basin, with a few minutes of lag. Enough to prolong the pleasure! With eyes fixed on the sky, or towards the horizon, the spectacle was magical, punctuated by colors and magic. Everywhere in the Arcachon Basin, every night, you can find night markets where small local designers exhibit their creations. It is a special time for visitors to discover local artists. 

With your children, at the Teste de Buch, the month of July was also punctuated by the presence of the Fair. Rides for adults and children, where traditional self-tampering machines, clamps or cotton candy stands are the queens. A stone’s throw from the port of La Teste, it is also a great place to take a nice family walk.

August: small concerts, beach and concerts

Straddles the city of Arcachon, riding between July and August, organizes its traditional Arcachon en Scène festival every year. For three days, at the Vélodrome, the artists followed each other: Mathieu Chedid, known as -M-, Amir and Kimberose or Maître Gims ensured the show in front of a large audience. 

August, like July, was a particularly sunny month. And what could be better than taking advantage of the beach to cool off and sunbathe to go home with a tanned complexion? The beach of Arcachon, as well as the ocean beaches were stormed and the temperature more than pleasant water was able to please the bathers. Water that also received the visit of a tourist a little special, a blue shark! Harmless, rest assured, but it has largely attracted onlookers.

Finally, the Feast of Ascension was a new evening of fireworks all around the Basin, mixing colors, music and festivities for all who were present. What about us? We were naturally on the hotel terrace, to enjoy the show!

How was your holiday? If this was the first time you came to discover the Arcachon Basin, we hope you enjoyed it and you will come back next year. If you are used to coming to see us, then see us next year!