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The Bay of Arcachon

The Bay of Arcachon and stay in Bordeaux Hotel. You are considering combining a stay in Bordeaux with a trip to Arcachon Bay: our package is tailored to help you discover these two jewels of the Gironde area. You would like to explore The Bay of Arcachon? Why not make the most of your stay in Bordeaux to plan a trip there? The Best Western Premier Bordeaux Hôtel Bayonne Etche-Ona, in the very heart of Bordeaux, is ideally situated for this purpose. A mere 45 minute-drive or an hour by train from St Jean Station, make the most of a sunny day in The Bay of Arcachon, and explore the picturesque town of Arcachon. As you walk around, you’ll admire its architectural diversity, from The Winter Town to The Summer one.

In the Landes of Gascogne, only 50 km from Bordeaux town centre, this outing will enable you to discover the famous Great Dune of Le Pyla, The Cabanes Tchanquées in the middle of the Bay ( wooden huts built on stilts, an emblematic feature of the Bay. Why not visit the two huts on Bird Island, in the very middle of the Bay, aboard a traditional pinasse?

The Tourist Office organises cruises to enjoy the superb view of The Arguin Bank ( a fine sand island, classified as a ” Nature Reserve”, or to cruise across the bay to Le Cap Ferret peninsula. And while you’re there, enjoy the oysters of the bay and go for a swim. ( depending on the season, naturally!)

Finally, why not end this beautiful day by climbing The Great Dune of the Pyla ( a classified site), and enjoy a breathtaking view at sunset. It is the highest sand dune in Europe. At the top, you’ll enjoy a 380° view over the vast pine forest, the tip of The Cap Ferret peninsula and the Arguin Bank, where the sand meets the sea. The multiple colour variations are breathtakingly beautiful and a good reminder of how precious our planet is.

For your pleasure, we can prepare for you an aperitf picnic basket filled with goodies: a bottle of red wine and some delicacies to enjoy at the top of the Sand Dune or on the beach. Panorama and emotion guaranteed.

How to get there? 45 mn by car or an hour by train.

Your hotel, in the heart of Bordeaux, is at your disposal to help organise your stay “ Exploring the Bay of Arcachon”. 13 Please note that group trips are on demand.

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