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What to do in the vicinity of Arcachon?

Arcachon is a beautiful town where the balsamic fragrance of the ocean is combined with the  scent of the pines. It is the ideal destination for summer holidaymaker who are keen of sea bathing and exploration. The city has the privilege of being able to suggest several entertaining activities that will occupy you during your stay. Let us discover together what to do around Arcachon!

One of the essential activities to do in Arcachon consists in doing a game of climbing at the immense dune of the Pilat. Being the highest of all Europe, you will be confronted with a climbing session up to 110 m altitude. It may sound rough for some people, but that seems worthwhile, because once you reach the top of the dune, you will be captivated by the view of the horizon! Moreover, it will make you a great sporting achievement that you will never forget!

With its gentle slope, you can climb the dune of the Pilat being bare-footed during the summer. For those who want less difficulty, there are stairs that are installed just close to the climbing sites, only available during the summer periods. Start without any hesitation, because from there you will be a spectator of a magnificent view of the pine forest that borders the dune, but also on the sea of ​​the famous Bay of Arcachon.

Have you already heard about the top at the belvedere? As we know, the town of Arcachon is divided into 4 districts which follow the themes of the 4 seasons of the year: summer, winter, spring and autumn. You must visit every corner to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the city. You will see how the inhabitants respect the theme of each season (many flowers in the spring district, impressive blue colors in winter, etc.). Finally, finish your visit by exploring the old vestiges of Arcachon, including the park Mauresque which is the famous green square that is accessed by lift.