Full day in Bay of Arcachon


  • 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

  • Winter city of Arcachon sightseeing tour

  • Taste local oysters* at a local producer with wine


TASTING Two glasses of white wine
FOOD Oysters lunch
LANGUAGE English and/or French
SCHEDULE 09.00 AM to 03.00 PM
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Discover the magnificent Arcachon Basin, a stunning natural bay just 55 minutes from Bordeaux. Climb to the top of the Dune du Pilat, then discover the extravagant houses of the winter town.

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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!

9.00am: Meet and greet your friendly local and bilingual guide at the Girondins Column 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: Discover the town of Arcachon, your guide will show you the unique 19th-century architecture of the town's winter districts and the magnificent coastline of Pereire beach. Take some pictures of those eccentric houses and your guide will explain you why the french upper class built villas here.

12.30pm: Enjoy lunch at a local producer's and taste the Bay of Arcachon's specialty oysters*, accompanied by a glass of white wine! Share a moment of conviviality with a magnificent view of the port!

3.00 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.

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Meeting point*

Monument aux Girondins
2792 Place des Quinconces, 33000 Bordeaux

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