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  • From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Morning Tour

    1. From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Morning Tour

    Depart Bordeaux at 8:30 AM and take a 50-minutes drive to the majestic Dune of Pilat at Pyla-sur-Mer in Arcachon Bay. Climb the highest sand dune in Europe for a panoramic view (known locally as the “Bassin”) of an inland sea open to the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the splendid colors of the lagoon, and take in the views of the Landes Forest from the summit. Famous for its oysters, Arcachon Bay is known for its mild climate and exceptional natural beauty. Enjoy a tasting session of some fresh oysters served with a glass of white wine from a local producer of the “Bassin.” Drive back to Bordeaux and get dropped off in the city center at approximately 1:00 PM.

    Very friendly guide, the transfer from Bordeaux to Arcachon and back was well-organized. The Dune de Pyla is a memorable landmark: If you like the ocean, it’s well worth the visit. Service at the included oyster tasting was prompt, with both seafood and wine fulfilling high expectations.

  • Bay of Arcachon: Guided Food Tour

    2. Bay of Arcachon: Guided Food Tour

    Over 2 hours, your local guide takes you on a walk to discover the secret places of the villages. Visit an oyster farm, ask everything you want to know about oysters and taste.  Listen to your guide tell you many anecdotes, in French or English, as they introduce you to the local producers. Each tasting will be accompanied by a drink, a glass of wine, coffee, or tea. You can choose to have the food tour in Cap Ferret village or Le Canon village.  Enjoy one sweet tasting with a famous specialty of the Cap Ferret peninsula, and an oyster tasting. Your guide will be happy to share his knowledge about the region and its people and will give you tips regarding the best places to visit on the peninsula of Cap Ferret.

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What people are saying about Arcachon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Excellent tours

We had 2 different tours with this company oyster tour and wine tasting and both was great. Guides was very knowledgeable, and was really interesting conversations. I like that there is small touches that make these trips really fantastic, for example: drinking glass of wine on Dune was such a great idea. Thank You. We will definitely go more with You, when come back.

Great fun with a great guide, thanks Hugo.

This was a fun morning with Hugo travelling to a beautiful location and enjoying a tasty treat of prawns, as the option to oysters. Climbing the sand dune was great and it was a magnificent day to see the Atlantic and Arcachon Bay. We traveled with 3 others which made it very personal and everyone was able to have a chat.

Very friendly guide, the transfer from Bordeaux to Arcachon and back was well-organized. The Dune de Pyla is a memorable landmark: If you like the ocean, it’s well worth the visit. Service at the included oyster tasting was prompt, with both seafood and wine fulfilling high expectations.

Beautiful day! A special experience that everyone should do... Everything is Perfect thanks to our guide Hugo :) I would do it thousand times. Greetings from Calabria

We had a great morning visiting Arcachon with Quentin. Informative, professionally organised & a charming guide. Would definitely recommend!