Cap Ferret & Arcachon

Discover the famous peninsula of Cap Ferret, a wild and natural place for an exceptional stay between disconnection and art of living. Enjoy an outstanding private villa to relax by the ocean, take the time to stroll on the immense fine sandy beaches, and taste the seafood. You can discover the famous Dune du Pilat, the Banc D’Arguin and the Bassin d’Arcachon through lovely walks. Enjoy this journey in family, with friends or as a duo, the Cap Ferret and Arcachon are welcoming and charming in all seasons.

Recommended duration
7 days
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Dream stay in Cap Ferret

In the heart of Cap Ferret in a sumptuous private villa, take the time for yourself and disconnect the time of your stay. Stroll around the peninsula on foot or by bike to appreciate its way of life, so unique on the Aquitaine coast.

Taste the famous Cap Ferret seafood like in the oyster huts (“cabanes à huîtres”) at sunset, board a typical Basin boat (a Chaland) to discover the Bassin d’Arcachon and the Banc d’Arguin, and learn to surf the waves of the ocean.

So many great experiences await you at Cap Ferret, this exceptional place will offer you to observe magnificent panoramas and natural wild places.

Live like a local and do your shopping in the heart of Cap Ferret to taste good seasonal products at the markets, take a bike and tour the local artisans, and follow a private guide to discover the secret places of the peninsula.

Also, discover with a private guide the seaside town of Arcachon, a treasure on the Ocean coast. Discover its Belle Époque villas, its historic districts and the history that has made it one of France’s most popular vacation destinations.

Follow up with a trip to the Dune de Pilat, a natural wonder offering exceptional panoramic views over the Arcachon Basin and Cap Ferret. You’ll have to climb the dune beforehand, but it’s well worth it.

Discover the Banc d’Arguin, the largest sandbank on the Aquitaine coast, located in the middle of the Arcachon basin in front of the Dune du Pilat. It’s an idyllic spot, perfect for swimming and birdwatching.

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Day 1

Arrival in the South West of France, in Cap Ferret you stay in a private villa in the heart of the Peninsula.

Enjoy a walk on the large beaches of the Cap Ferret. Cycles are at your disposal if you desire have a ride on the peninsula and along the beaches.

Day 2

Visit the Cap Ferret and its treasures with a private guide with on the program: the lighthouse, la Pointe du Cap Ferret, the charming villages like l’Herbe and Le Canon, the markets and local shops. Also, enjoy a tasting of the famous oysters of Cap Ferret in a typical cabin by the water. 

At the end of the day admire the sunset from the ocean beach, it is wonderful.

Day 3

You visit Arcachon city with a private guide, with on the program : la Ville d’Hiver with charming villas from the XIXth century, the Mauresque park, the city center, the port, and main places of the city.

Have a lunch in Arcachon and then enjoy an ice-cream or waffle at Le Moulleau, a district in Arcachon, they are delicious.

At the end of afternoon enjoy the Dune du Pilat and the amazing panorama you have from the Dune. At the end of the day take an aperitif in a beautiful restaurant there and enjoy a beautiful sunset on the ocean. 

Day 4

Enjoy a day on the Banc D’Arguin, bring a picnic with you and a taxi boat drives you to this exceptional natural island in the middle of the Arcachon basin. There you have a beautiful view on the Cap Ferret, Dune du Pilat and Arcachon, a wonderful sandy paradise. 

Day 5

The morning enjoy a trip on a Chaland (a typical boat of the Arcachon basin) to see the bird island and visit in another way the Arcachon Basin. If desire, you can have a lunch time on the boat with local gastronomic products. 

The afternoon, relax at the beach (ocean side or basin side as you wish), you can have lesson for surfing on the ocean if you desire.

Day 6

You decide your program, you can enjoy Cap Ferret, beaches, other villages like La Vigne and Grand Piquet and thus to make some stops in the local shops and art galeries. You can take some surfing class with a private coach. 

Or going on a day escape in Biscarosse lake and discover this enchanting place.

Day 7

After a last walk on the beach, you go back home with many beautiful memories from this journey in Cap Ferret.

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they talk about their experience

“Bonjour Manon, c’était super. Nous avons eu un coup de coeur pour Arcachon! Tout était très très bien. Merci pour votre aide et la bouteille de vin!”

Translation: “Bonjour Manon, that was super. We fell in love with Arcachon! Everything was very, very good. Thank you for your help and the bottle of wine!”

Stéphanie from US

Your Travel Designer’s Tips

(Manon, discovered during several summers)

  • Enjoy a trip on a typical boat on the Arcachon Basin for a magnificent view of Cap Ferret, Arcachon and the surrounding area, and of course get close to Bird Island.
  • The Banc d’Arguin is a timeless place to discover.
  • Discover the region between late May and early July, or in September for true serenity.
  • Oyster huts, fish, white dunes, etc. plenty of good local produce to sample, especially at the markets in Cap Ferret or Arcachon, where you can shop many products.
  • Dune du Pilat in the early morning or at the end of the day, to avoid the crowds and enjoy an exceptional panorama.
  • Eat a waffle at Moulleau in Arcachon