A breathtaking nature less than 1 hour from Bordeaux
In the morning, take the train from Bordeaux (External link) station to the town of Arcachon (1h) and reach the Arcachon Bay and the Atlantic coast.
Villa in Arcachon © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
Discover the famous winter town of Arcachon with its beautiful 18th century houses. Afterwards, head to the seafront and have lunch in one of the many restaurants facing the beach.
Arcachon beach © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the Bay of Arcachon and taste oysters while stopping at an oyster port on the Cap Ferret peninsula. Discover the Cabanes Tchanquées and the Dune du Pilat - the highest sand dune in Europe - two of the region's most emblematic sites.
Oysters in Arcachon © Vincent Bengold
Or cross the Arcachon Bay by boat to the Cap Ferret pear, hire a bike, visit the peninsula, and swim in the Atlantic Ocean.
Cap Ferret beach © David Remazeilles (Gironde Tourisme)
- The Arcachon Bay: https://youtu.be/dWuntJwLXng (External link)
Don't miss on Bordeaux CityPass (External link)
For those who wish to make the most of their stay, the Bordeaux CityPass (External link) is really the best. This pass is available for 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours.
There is a junior citypass for 6-17 years old with the same benefits.
• La Cité du Vin (External link) (before 12pm)
• Les Bassins des Lumières
• 15 museums and monuments
• Unlimited access to tram, bus, river shuttle
• 1 Bordeaux guided tour (to be booked at the tourist office)
Available in 3 versions:
• 24H - 31€ / pers.
• 48H - 41€ / pers.
• 72H - 48€ / pers.
CityPass in Bordeaux (External link)
More on Bordeaux
Website: https://www.visiter-bordeaux.com/en (External link)
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUy6cNN8HyQ (External link)
For an immersive visit, here is the link for a 360 visit of Bordeaux : https://bordeaux-visite360.com/ (External link)