The typical good plans of the Basin

The holiday season on the Arcachon Basin immerses you in the magic of Christmas through concerts in Arcachon and a toy scholarship in Andernos. Young and old will find their happiness, carried by Christmas carols or by finding the perfect gift to delight the whole family! As for the local culinary specialties, there are many to discover the time of a meal between two outings. 


Drinks that will warm your hearts in love with Arcachon


Take out the big sail and take off the Basin! And who says Basin in winter, says pignotte. Chocolate is very popular during the Christmas holidays, it’s the perfect opportunity to test the artisanal manufacture of Arcachon made from chocolate. 

The pignotte is made up of pine nuts and caramelized almonds dipped in chocolate. It is the local gluttony that we enjoy to find during the holidays.


Christmas is a perfect accompaniment to hot drinks. The big winners are hot chocolates of course, but also coffees. Coffee lovers or curious to taste a coffee with exceptional aromas, only one address: MaxiCoffee. It’s time to warm up at home. Based in La Teste de Buch, they offer a selection of coffee beans, capsules or ground and participate in the pride of the Basin.


The ports of the Basin and their oysters: tasting obliges


The magic formula of the Basin during the holidays obviously takes into account the tasting of oysters. Then head to the oyster huts along the basin’s ports such as Larros in Gujan-Mestras to discover the gold of Arcachon. 


It’s not just foie gras and fig jelly that excite the taste buds during festive Christmas meals. Gratinated or raw, oysters are cooked to everyone’s convenience. In addition to bringing inimitable flavours to your Christmas meals, this pretty shell also brings with it the aesthetic charm of the coastline to your table decorations. It’s the cute holiday sin!


A true Christmas tradition, gathered around a table where a light and warm atmosphere hangs in the air, the oyster is the essential ingredient to make your holiday season a success. The opportunity to bring some back from the Basin!


Spending your Christmas holidays on the Arcachon Basin offers your days invigorating walks in the wild, many activities typical of the region such as the arrival of Santa Claus by boat but also gourmet meals. And when it comes to culinary pleasure, Arcachon is no exception! Pignotte, coffee and seafood whose famous oysters and snails of the Basin will delight your taste buds for sure.