THE DEPARTMENT OF GIRONDE, IN THE NEW AQUITAINE REGION, SOUTH-WEST OF FRANCE, HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF SEASONAL DESTINATIONS AS ATTRACTIVE AS THE OTHERS.
The most popular of them are around the Arcachon Bay, the huge lagoon that plunges into the Atlantic. Spending a family or couple stay on the Cap Ferret peninsula is synonymous with cutting yourself off from the world and getting away from it all. You will find everything you need to make your holidays at Cap Ferret go smoothly: magnificent beaches, open-air markets to collect beautiful souvenirs, restaurants, not to mention the lively evenings… Here are the main places of interest that you can discover during your stopover in Lège-Cap-Ferret.
of Cap Ferret
Do not miss the visit to the unique lighthouse of the Arcachon Bay which is located in Cap Ferret. Come and discover its modern design and its classic and imposing architecture. Once you have climbed its 258 steps, you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes. You will see the bird island, the Pilat dune, the oyster beds and the beautiful towns bordering the Arcachon Bay. Do not forget to take a tour of the very pretty museum dedicated to the seaside universe and maritime activities.
The tip of Cap Ferret
Among the pearls of the Gironde is Cap Ferret, which forms a long coastal strip separating the Arcachon Basin and the Atlantic Ocean. Cap Ferret is located on the far south of the Lège-Cap-Ferret peninsula. This peninsula is the most recent geological formation of Gironde. It benefits from an exceptional landscape made up of a very rich natural environment. The tip of Cap Ferret is a 180 ° view of the Pilat dune, the Banc d’Arguin, the Bassin passes and the Atlantic. Take a walk on this magnificent beach and enjoy these breathtaking landscapes.
The grass village
It is a charming, authentic little village in the Arcachon basin, a place to visit and not to be missed. A real postcard. Stroll through the alleys of the famous oyster huts where you can taste good oysters facing a breathtaking view of the Arcachon Bay and the Pilat dune. One of the peculiarities of this village is its chapel called “Sainte Marie” is all that remains of the famous Algerian villa which was built by Léon Lesca in 1885 and destroyed in the 60s. It is located on the beach Boulevard and is charming by its architecture which recalls the Moorish style: duotone of stone, moucharabieh, mosaic tiles and bright colors … This chapel constitutes an important historical heritage of the Cap Ferret peninsula.
This immense reserve classified as natural heritage since 1943 is located on the borders of the Arcachon Basin, to the west at the level of the sandy spire which protects it. This 40-hectare natural park belongs to the Conservation du Littoral and is home to a real botanical treasure and exceptional fauna. You will discover a large concentration of rare specimens, hence the establishment of the rules of good conduct which govern the Reserve in order to preserve this precious biodiversity.
The Grand Crohot ocean beach
The Grand Crohot beach will be your favorite family leisure place during your holidays on the Arcachon basin. You will have the atmosphere of a real family vacation on this very well-appointed beach, perfectly maintained, supervised and accessible to people with reduced mobility. It is one of the 3 ocean beaches on the Cap Ferret peninsula that are monitored in summer with the Truc Vert beach and the horizon beach. It is the unmissable spot for surfers but also for nature lovers with beautiful walks along the coast. There you will find a surf club and snacks. Relax in the sun to perfect your tan between two swimming in the waves or eat a good ice cream with your children after having built beautiful sandcastles.
AT CAP FERRET, YOUR DAYS WILL BE FILLED WITH THE PROGRAM OF MOMENTS OF RELAXATION, TASTING … BUT ALSO ENRICHING VISITS.