Best things to do Arcachon

The famous Bay of Arcachon is only 45mn from the city of Bordeaux

Arcachon is a beautiful bay located at a 45 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 104 meters: the Dune du Pyla, the biggest sand dune in Europe. From its summit you can also see the beautiful Landes forest.

The Bay of Arcachon is also home to the eponymous town where lots of wealthy French families spend their summer holidays.

Best things to do in Arcachon :

  • Climb the famous Pyla sand dune and admire the breathtaking view from the top
  • Climb to the top of Cap-Ferret lighthouse and benefit from the outstanding view of Arcachon’s bay
  • Jump into a boat trip to be closer from the wellknown « Cabanes Tchanquées », wodden houses in the middle of the bay
  • Savour an ice-cream or waffle at the famous local pastry chez Frédélian,
  • Walk into the Ville d’Hiver neighbourhood in the city of Arcachon and eat the delicioux and sweet « Dunes Blanches » de Chez Pascal, a must do while in Arcachon’s bay 😉