If you are looking for perfect family beach destination in France, Arcachon Bay, le bassin d’Arcachon, is a must. In the summertime, families flock to this discrete and charming giant bay, hidden between the seaside and the pines. Arcachon benefits from mild weather in the winters months and can get quite hot in the summer. The water is calm on the bay side — perfect for littles ones, while the big waves on the oceanside attract surfers from around the world. With its fine sandy beaches, delicious seafood gastronomy, such as oysters, life is sweet in Arcachon.
Sandwiched between the ocean and a pine forest lies the famous 100 meter-high Dune du Pyla, the greatest sand dunes in Europe.
Very close to Bordeaux, easy access on train or by car, le bassin d’Arcachon is deal for both a more active vacation, as well as to just,quite simply, relax.
Veronique has hand-picked a great selection of bed and breakfasts, 4 or 5-star hotels, boutique-style hotels, and house or apartment rental to fit your taste.
Activities in the Bassin d’Arcachon
Paragliding on la dune du Pyla
Admire these awesome dunes from above and have the time of your life by paragliding off the top of the Dune du Pyla. You will be left with an unforgettable memory of the spectacular natural beauty that is this special part of the France.
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