City and little Villages
Arcachon is the seaside resort of the Arcachon Basin. The beach extends over 800 metres, with two piers (Thiers and Eyrac), and its marina is the only deep-water port in the Arcachon Basin. The town of Hiver presents a remarkable group of bourgeois villas from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century – a wonderful architectural paradise.
Guided visits of Arcachon and the town of Hiver available all year round.
Contact: Arcachon Tourist office, +33 (0)18.104.22.168.97 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.arcachon.com
The sandy headland at the tip of the Arcachon basin, Cap Ferret is home to a fishing village. A listed beauty spot, Cap Ferret has its chic side with villas hidden behind pine trees, and a traditional part with oyster fishing ports with rows of pretty wooden cabins painted in vivid colours, such as the village of L’Herbe. Climb to the top of the lighthouse (53 metres, 258 steps) for a magnificent view over the Basin of Arcachon or take the little train linking the ocean beach to the headland.
Guided visits of Cap Ferret lighthouse available all year round.
Contact : Lège-Cap Ferret Tourist Office, +33 (0)5.56.03.94.49 – email@example.com – www.lege-capferret.com
To get to Cap Ferret: shuttle boat form the campsite every day from 4th July to 31st August. Other times: departure from Arcachon (10km from campsite).
Gujan-Mestras and its oyster fishing ports
Gujan-Mestras is the Oyster Capital of the Arcachon Basin. Especially worth visiting is the ‘Maison de l’Huître’ (The House of Oysters) at the port of Larros, where you can find out about the different stages in the cultivation of oysters and the job of oyster farming, and see the oyster fishermen’s cabins.
This is the time for a fantastic trip on foot or by bike along the coastal path that links the 7 ports of Gujan-Mestras.
Guided visits of the oyster-fishing ports all year round.
Contact: Gujan-Mestras Tourist Office, +33 (0)5 56 66 12 65 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.ville-gujanmestras.fr
Bordeaux, world heritage town listed by UNESCO
What could be simpler than spending a day in Bordeaux and finding out about its historic heritage? Bus and train will take you directly to the railway station in Bordeaux. Then opposite the station, the Bordeaux tramway awaits you and will take you right into the historic centre of the town (and to the Tourist Office). The Place de la Bourse, the Grand Theatre, the Girondins Fountain, the Place des Quinconces, the public gardens, Chartrons Quay, Saint André’s Cathedral, the Rue Sainte Catherine (ideal street for shopping), and lots of other tourist sites – there is so much to see.
Guided visits to Bordeaux available.
Contact: the Bordeaux Tourist Office, 12 Cours du 30 Juillet 33000 Bordeaux France - +33 (0)5 56 00 66 00 - email@example.com