Bay of Arcachon morning


  • Climb the Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe

  • Enjoy the colours of the lagoon and admire the beautiful Landes’ forest with a glass of white wine

  • Taste local oysters* at a local producer with wine


TASTING One glass of white wine
FOOD Oysters tasting
LANGUAGE English and/or French
SCHEDULE 08.30 AM to 01.15 PM
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Visit the amazing Bay of Arcachon and climb the biggest sand dune in Europe with a friendly local guide. Taste oysters and enjoy a glass of wine with spectacular views.

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For your holidays in Bordeaux explore the beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Arcachon and its delicacies with an A la Francaise tour!

8.30am: Meet and greet your friendly local and bilingual guide at the Bordeaux Tourist Office and drive to the atlantic coast and Arcachon Bay. Your guide will provide you with information about the stunning bay as you go. 

10.00am: Visit and discover the amazing Bay of Arcachon!

The Bay of Arcachon is a beautiful bay located just 55 minutes' drive from Bordeaux. Its 1500 hectares is fed by the Atlantic Ocean forming an inland sea with the colors of a lagoon, bordered on one side by a fine white sand dune rising to 110 meters, called the Dune du Pilat. This dune is the biggest sand dune in Europe! From its summit, you can also admire the beautiful Landes' forest.

Climb the Dune du Pilat and be rewarded with a glass of white wine! Enjoy the amazing views of the ocean, the bay and the forest! 

11.30am: Next up on your tour is a tasting of the famous Bay of Arcachon oysters* at a local producer. Your oysters will be paired with a glass of white wine and wonderful views of the bay!

1.15 pm: Arrive back in Bordeaux.
*: please note that the local oyster producer provides fresh oysters or shrimps only. There is no alternative on the tour.
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  • Up to 24 hours in advance : 100% refund
  • Under 24 hours in advance : no refund
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour. If only 1 person is booked on a tour, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.

Map of meeting point

Meeting point*

In front of Bordeaux tourist office
12 cours du 30 juillet
33000 Bordeaux

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