For your holidays in Bordeaux explore the beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Arcachon and its delicacies!
Discover the amazing Bay of Arcachon !
The Bay of Arcachon is a beautiful bay located at 55 minutes' drive away from Bordeaux. Arcachon is a bay of 1500 hectares fed by the Atlantic Ocean forming an inland sea with the colors of a lagoon, bordered on one side by a blond fine sand dune culminating at 110 meters: the Dune du Pilat. This Dune is the biggest sand dune in Europe! From its summit, you can also admire the beautiful Landes' forest.
8.30am: Meeting at Bordeaux Tourist Office and drive to the atlantic coast. The guide will provide you with information about the Bay of Arcachon.
10.00am: Climb the Pilat's Sand Dune, the biggest Sand Dune in Europe. You will be rewarded with a glass of white wine! Enjoy there the amazing views on the ocean, the bay and the forest!
11.30am: Bay of Arcachon is home of the traditional culture of oysters! Savour an oyster's tasting* at a local producer with a glass of white wine. Share a nice moment of conviviality overlooking the bay!
12.30pm: Drive back to Bordeaux. Enjoy a quick picnic in the center of Bordeaux.
2.00pm: Leave Bordeaux & drive through the "Chateau Route" of the Medoc. The guide will provide you with all the information about the Bordeaux & Medoc wine regions.
3.00pm: Arriving in a charming and authentic family-run estate (Chateau Lamothe Bergeron, Chateau Malescasse, Chateau Siran...). Feel the intimacy and authenticity of a private chateau run by a passionate family for generations. Start the visit in the vineyards, in front of the château, tour around the traditional vat room and discover the cellar.
Tasting class - Become a wine expert !
« Intense color, woody aromas, tannic taste... » Ouch !! What does it mean? You will learn the steps of a propertasting and will educate your nose in order to identify the wines aromas. We will give you our tips and tricks to taste like a pro!
At the end of the visit, you will enjoy some tasting of the chateau's wines.
4.30pm: Visit a Great Classified Growth estate (Chateau Dauzac, Chateau Marquis de Terme...). Visit the vineyards, the vat room and the cellars of the one of the most prestigious chateaux of Bordeaux. Enjoy some explanations about their wine making process, from the vine to the bottle. Finish the visit by a tasting of the estate's wines while enjoying an aperitif with French delicacies (cheese, fresh bread...).
7.00pm: Back to Bordeaux
* please notice that the local oyster producer provides fresh oysters or shrimps only. There is no alternative the day of the tour.