Arcachon Bay is a fragile, engaging natural environment in perpetual motion, subject to the wrath of the ocean and human whims. This formidable nature reservoir, crisscrossed with pathways, is actually a mesotidal lagoon 70 kilometres from Bordeaux, surrounded by a dozen picturesque villages and towns. Before starting your tour, begin by admiring the scenery from the Dune du Pilat, from which the view is spectacular: on one side the green of the pine forest, with its 2,400 hectares of Landes, the other, bluish monochrome ocean, the golden slopes of the Banc d'Arguin and the silhouette of Cap Ferret and its lighthouse. Climb up the highest dune in Europe along the ridge and head back to the beachfront. Then take a boat ride from Arcachon and the coastal villages around the Île aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) and Cabanes Tchanquées to the Banc d'Arguin.
Bassin d'Arcachon (Arcachon Bay)
Office de Tourisme d'Arcachon
Esplanade Georges Pompidou
+33 (0)5 57 52 97 97