VISIT ARCACHON BAY & CAP-FERRET, NEW-AQUITAINE
WE TAKE YOU TO ARCACHON BAY & AROUND
The Arcachon bay is a unique place in Europe. It is the perfect illustration of the forces of nature, of the power of the currents which cross it, and of the three hundred million cubic meters of water which circulate through the passage which connects the ocean to the basin, which empties and fills up at the tides rhythm. At low tide, navigating the Banc d’Arguin channels, with its translucent waters and luminous sand, in a unique setting that has nothing to envy to the landscapes of Polynesia, is a unique experience.
Perched on their stilts in the center of the Arcachon basin, at the end of the Ile aux Oiseaux, the famous Tchanquées huts, these former oyster huts now under the protection of the coastal conservatory, have become the emblem of this basin. Nearby, at the bottom of the lagoon, the Pyla dune offers its postcard landscape. Five hundred meters wide, nearly 3 km long, currently 109 m high, it is the tallest coastline dune in Europe. The ascent of this natural monument, which is part of the Great Sites of France, is magical. Offering on each side magnificent landscapes of diverses colours this band of sand naturally separates the world of liquid and the world of solid.
The basin juxtaposes very different atmospheres. It’s part of its magic. Barely further on, we reach the Cap-Ferret peninsula, a coastal strip of pine and dunes, which for a very long time was only a corner for fishermen. Today, its 25 km of unspoiled nature separating the ocean and the basin, have become one of the most popular places on the Atlantic coast. Ideal land for surfers, Cap-Ferret and its chic and relaxed atmosphere, its creative youth, offers a unique art of living that attracts celebrities, who have built their second homes there, and happy few.
Our bespoke luxury holidays to Arcachon Bay and Cap Ferret open the doors to dream houses, halfway between the luxury hut and the chalet, to traditional fishermen’s huts completely renovated to the highest standing, in the heart of exceptional sites, places of magic between basin and ocean offering two completely different worlds. In the heart of the Arcachon bay, we are unveiling a secret paradise, to offer you nothing ostentatious but just simple and exclusive little pleasures. All the spirit of Cap-Ferret is summarized there.
We have no fixed itinerary, because at In-Luxe Travel France, true luxury follows no one else but you and combines rarity, knowledge, know-how, intuition. Take these itineraries as simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have in Arcachon, Cap-Ferret and around.
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MUST SEE & DO
What you shouldn’t miss to see and do while traveling to Arcachon Bay and Cap-Ferret
Canoe down the Leyre towards its delta
Canoe down the Leyre river to its delta, in the heart of wild and peaceful nature. Made up of islets set on a combination of fresh and salt water, this “green gold”, of wet meadows, salt meadows and dyked areas, offers an idyllic territory for the nesting and migration of birds and is home to an exceptional flora.
TASTE THE OYSTERS AT AN OYSTER FARM
With more than 300 oyster farms, here the oyster is queen. In a picturesque oyster village, set off in a traditional pinnace before sitting down in an idyllic setting and tasting oysters accompanied by a glass of white wine, bread, lemon, butter and pâté, with your feet in the water. The oyster farmer can also show you the technique to easily open them.
Bathe in the crystal-clear waters of the Banc d'Arguin
It is one of the most beautiful natural reserves, a magical place on the border between the calm waters of the Bassin d’Arcachon and the tumult of the ocean. An idyllic setting to savor a moment of tranquility and admire the breathtaking view while swimming in its crystal-clear waters and sharing a picnic.
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FLY OVER THE HIGHEST DUNE IN EUROPE
Fly over the Dune du Pyla, the Banc d’Arguin, the Bird Island, the ocean, the great lakes, Cap-Ferret and the entire Arcachon basin. Between earth and sea, you will find the true definition of “feeling free” !
DIVE INTO THE WATER
Discover the fauna, flora and impressive landscapes from a different and extremely rare angle. There is no doubt that you will be amazed at the wonderful surprises this dive has in store for you!
MINI CRUISE ON A TRADITIONAL BOAT
Embark on a boat trip from Cap Ferret or Arcachon to approach the famous Île aux Oiseaux and its Cabanes Tchanquées with a plate of local seafood and a glass of wine in hand!
CLIMB THE CAP FERRET LIGHTHOUSE
At 57 meters high, you will be offered a sensational view of Cap Ferret with the waves and the ocean as the only audible sound… Such a wondrous moment!
DRINK AND EAT WITH A VIEW
Come and enjoy the sunset while having a drink and even enjoy a delicious meal at the restaurant-hotel La Coorniche, a few steps away from the Dune of Pyla.
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