The Story of Arcachon

Arcachon is a city we really appreciate. Indeed, this is where we chose to set up our property, the Hotel Point France, a hotel – ideally located on the beach. From your room, you can watch the sunset from your room, or enjoy a nice glass of fruit juice on our terrace, with stunning views of the Tchanqué Huts, Thiers Pier and Eyrac Jetty. We welcome you for your holidays, your stays with family, friends and guarantee you a comfortable and relaxing moment. Our team is waiting for you! But do you know Arcachon?

A renowned seaside town-resort

Enjoyed in the summer by many tourists from all over the world, Arcachon is a popular seaside resort. This city has existed as such since 1857!

It lives mainly during the summer, when hotels, restaurants and tourism professionals are very active. The beach of Arcachon and its “Promenade des Anglais” are the most frequented places, to sunbathe or bathe throughout the day. Nearby, the Thiers Pier provides the departures and arrivals of tourist boats that offer a tour of the Arcachon Basin, as well as shuttle boats that connect Arcachon to the town of Lège Cap-Ferret, north of the Basin. There is a peculiarity of Arcachon in relation to its quarters. Indeed, there are four neighborhoods that each have a seasonal name! The City of Winter was the first to be built, and is renowned for the beauty of its houses: villas with various architectural styles, which belonged to well-to-do families. It is famous for the Moorish Park, where a Casino was erected (it no longer exists today, however a model is still in the park). It was soon joined by the cities of Summer, Spring and Autumn. Take a tour through these neighborhoods to discover their styles and moods!

Seaside, and seafood

Arcachon is also known for its oyster parks. Oyster farming is a very present profession here, as are fishermen who offer fish and many seafood, which end up on the plates of Arcachon restaurants afterwards. If you like this environment, you can go to the ports of the surrounding towns, which are lined with small fishermen’s huts of all colors, where oyster farmers work or store their tools. The city’s market also offers a wide range of fish, seafood and local produce. During the summer, restaurants also offer varieties of mussels with various sauces, depending on your desires. On the Arcachon Basin, seafood and fish are in the spotlight, to delight all taste buds! Don’t panic though: if you don’t really like seafood, restaurants also offer meat and salad choices!

As you will have understood, the city of Arcachon has many facets, a rich history and magnificent buildings with varied architectural styles. Stroll the streets and enjoy the air of the Basin!