Tourism in Arcachon

To go sightseeing in Arcachon, is to dispose of the indispensable to spend a dream holiday with assured sun, the sea, the beach and a blue water rich in iodine. The corniche of Arcachon is animated all summer with festivals and animations organized by the tourist office of Arcachon, but also by hotels, holiday villages, restaurants ...Originally, Arcachon was initially the name of a bay before becoming that of a city. The name of Arcachon was in fact only formalized in 1857 by Napoleon III who made of this wild place of edge of sea a commune of 380 souls. From then on, the first specialized establishments were established, which soon took in many crowned heads, highnesses and great men of the world, and finally became a seaside resort. Favorite Sunday walk of the Bordelais seaside, Arcachon enjoys a particularly mild and pleasant climate in all seasons.Visiting the Arcachon basin means getting to know the natural wonders of the region. From the dune of the Pilat through the city of Arcachon where proudly stand magnificent villas, there are real treasures.


The Teich bird sanctuary, for example, is worth a visit. Accessible by a pleasant walk from port to harbor, you will discover the wild birds within an exceptional natural site. If you want to taste delicious fresh oysters, we invite you to join the Cap Ferret by boat to enjoy the many small oyster huts scattered on the peninsula. Let yourself be surrounded by the scents typical of the pine forests, by the iodine perfume of the ocean ...


At low tide, stroll your feet in the water, dip in hand and enjoy fishing shrimps and crustaceans And collecting shellfish. Thousands of hectares of nature await you! It floats like a holiday air …One of the main activities of Arcachon is its Golf and its magnificent green. Located on the edge of the Bassin, close to the highest dune in Europe (the famous Dune du Pilat), the International Golf d'Arcachon enjoys an enviable location, An exceptional situation. The route, very famous, is lined with essences typical of the region: maritime pines, mimosas, oaks and even arbutus trees. It is both undulating and flat, which allows it to play with water obstacles. Throughout this 18-hole course (5760 meters by 72 meters), players, beginners or experienced players, operate in a natural environment that is preserved and calm, conducive to serenity and concentration!The city of Arcachon also offers other beautiful surprises that your children will not fail to adore: the zoo of Arcachon is indeed the largest of the Aquitaine region. There are over 600 animals from 5 continents: black rhinoceros, giraffes, orangutans, white lions. Deployed on 22 hectares, the zoo invites you to discover with family or friends many species on a 4 km long trail.To spend a holiday in the Bassin d'Arcachon, it is the opportunity to live a unique experience in a very lively city, punctuated by festivals and summer festivals.