Bordeaux Hotels near Bassin d'Arcachon
Fifty kilometres southwest of Bordeaux lies the Bassin d’Arcachon, one of the most beautiful natural vistas of the French Atlantic Coast. A popular destination with French holiday-takers, Arcachon Bay is renowned for its striking natural beauty and its world-famous oyster-farming industry. The northern bank is still very wild with long deserted beaches that are perfect for bird-watching, and features the tallest sand dune in Europe. On the southern side, Arcachon is a lovely town that offers many activities to visitors. The gorgeous Bassin d’Arachon is an ideal place to enjoy a restful and entertaining holiday. ... Read more »
Bassin d'Arcachon Top3
- Sign up for a boating trip with a stop on the L'île aux Oiseaux, a bird refuge in the middle of the bay and dotted with the “cabanes tchanquées,” the wooden cabins on stilts typical of the Bassin d’Arcachon
- Stroll on the magnificent Arcachon seafront and through the leafy streets of the Ville d’Hiver neighbourhood to admire the opulent architecture of the homes built here in the 19th century by the Bordeaux bourgeoisie.
- Indulge in an oyster feast, the local specialty for which Arcachon Bay is famous throughout Europe, and pair it with a nice Bordeaux wine.
The Bassin d’Arcachon is only a short, 50 minute train ride from Bordeaux. If you are coming from Paris, then you can first ride one of France’s famous high-speed TGV lines to Bordeaux. Getting around the area is easy. The free Ého bus lines and the reasonably priced Baïa bus lines accommodate tourists and locals and take them anywhere around the bay. You can also easily hire bikes. Cap Ferret, from which you get the most beautiful views over the entire bay, is also reachable by ferry from Arcachon itself.« Hide