Arcachon Bay, a lagoon on the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by immense pine forests and lined with fine sand beaches, is less than an hour away from Bordeaux. It's internationally renowned for its oysters and its exceptionally well-preserved natural environment.
It has prestigious tourist attractions: the picturesque and authentic town of Cap Ferret with its 53 metre tall lighthouse, the Great Dune of Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe, Ile aux Oiseaux (Bird Island) with its famous 'cabanes tchanquées' (shacks perched on stilts); the Banc d'Arguin nature reserve, and many more. Also, the La Teste de Buch Zoo (one of the biggest in France), Kid Park theme park and the Coccinelle (number one European petting zoo dedicated to domestic animals), etc.
Discover Arcachon, a city for all seasons and tastes, with its Casino, saltwater spa center, Olympia concert hall, and others. Nearly 200 festivals and events take place here every year depending on the season: Fêtes de la Mer summer festival, golf competitions (La Teste de Buch), boat races, etc.
The city offers a plethora of sports activities to satisfy all of your desires: hiking, bicycle paths for bike rides, water sports, but also horseback riding, tennis, and others. Lastly, a very diverse cuisine using local products and seafood.