3 jours sur me Bassin d'Arcachon

Ten great ideas for three days in Arcachon Bay

So, you’ve only got three days to discover the Bay? Here’s a quick little guide for tasting, exploring, meeting and enjoying! In short, your ten commandments.

Breakfast overlooking the ocean

Nothing could be better than early morning for falling under the spell of the Bay. In your basket? Organic bread from the Fournil des Boïens in Biganos, coffee from MaxiCoffee or from Cafés Tchanqué and pastries from the [P’tite boulangerie du Ferret](https://Facebook @LaPtiteBoulangerieduFerret).

And now, choose a spot?
South-side, let’s go for the sand at Moulleau. At the heart of the Bay, the family beaches in Lanton and, towards the North, the long stretch facing the Church of Saint Eloi in Andernos.

Pedal around the Bay

You’ll find some fifty odd rental firms around the Bay. For experienced cycle tourists, count a day to ride around the Bay; two to three days for other cyclists.

Must-sees: the Pyla-sur-Mer and Arcachon cycle paths, Pereire-side and, to the North, the downhill ride to Cap-Ferret, under the pine trees. At the heart of the Bay, a little jaunt to Mios and Salles to discover the meanders of the River Leyre.

More information on cycling routes in Arcachon Bay

Watch the sun set from the Dune

The most magical experience to delight in during your stay. Settle down peacefully on 55 million m3 of sand and contemplate the symphony of lights and breathtaking panorama: the forest, the Banc d’Arguin and the Atlantic. Glance to the right and catch sight of the entrance of the Bay, Cap-Ferret and l’Ile aux Oiseaux…

Great idea: every Monday and Thursday at 8pm, the Joint Development Association of the Dune proposes strolls at dusk. Free-of-charge and open to all.

Oyster tasting

Terraces and oyster huts are the best way to taste the Bay’s shellfish. Enjoy evermore spectacular vistas whilst delighting in premium-quality products guaranteed by the “Tradition” and “Selection” labels. On the platter: oysters, whelks, periwinkles, prawns, pâtés, white and rosé wine from the region.

Observe nature and birds

The area is pure paradise for nature lovers. For visits, we suggest the Ornithological Reserve in Le Teich, nature visits proposed by the Arès Tourist Office and nature trips on the sand at Arguin, led by Sepanso guides.

And, if ever it rains: Arcachon Aquarium-Museum

Leave your car in the garage

To avoid the inescapable high-season traffic jams, check out our great ideas here: Baïa shuttles for the South of the Bay and TransGironde coaches for the North, Cap-Ferret’s “Gyropodes”, the TER (regional train) for Arcachon and even via water with the sea bus and maritime shuttle service, or by paddle or sea kayak if you prefer absolute pace and quiet.

Worth a read: “The Bassin by bike” on https://www.bassin-arcachon.com/en/bassin-by-bike/

Embark with fishermen

A handful of fishermen and oyster farmers embark tourists on their boats for an unforgettable experience of work at sea, before heading back to dry land for a tasting session. Pescatourism enchanted 1,100 passengers in 2017.

Explore secret little trails

Here are our five spots far from the maddening crowds:

Fall in love with the peninsula…

Terraces with panoramic views, concept stores, bric-a-brac sellers, best-loved, gourmet and gastronomic eateries, Mimbeau Spit, charming villages and a dash of the wild side, as if on the “edge of the world”… Taking time is a must for discovering Lège-Cap-Ferret.

By bike, on-board a “pinasse” (traditional long, narrow wooden boat) or with a Méhari, if you want to be in tune…

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On the Ile de Ré, the Atalante hotel optimises happiness to make you live the "well-being attitude"!
On the Ile de Ré, the Atalante hotel optimises happiness to make you live the "well-being attitude".


The Atalante Hotel has a thalassotherapy centre. You will have unlimited access to the hydromarine area with a sauna, a hammam and an indoor and outdoor heated seawater pool. You can find the treatment menu on the website http:/www.thalasso-iledere.com

You can also relax in a lounge with a library.


L'Atalante offers a 24-hour reception.


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Port Notre-Dame 17740 Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
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Hotel Atalante Relais Thalasso et Spa

Hotel Atalante, welcome to a world of peace and wellness and wellbeing
The rooms are cheerfully decorated, more spacious and comfortable - minibar, safety deposit box, satellite TV. All rooms of Atalante hotel**** have a balcony or terrace providing views over the sea or vineyards. They are equipped with free Wifi Internet access, and some of them are equipped with air-conditioning.


Buffet breakfast served every day. Its restaurant serves French cuisine in its dining-room overlooking the sea. You can also enjoy a cocktail on the terrace in good weather.


You will have an unlimited access to the hydro-marine area with its sauna, hammam and heated seawater swimming-pool. You can also relax in the lounge with its library.


Atalande reception desk, bike hire services are open 24 hours a day. A free private car-park is available on site. The town centre of La Rochelle is only 20 minutes by car from the hotel.

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Michel & Hélène Déjean

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2 shaded and flowered gardens, enclosed by walls. Private swimming pool heated from Easter to early October, protected by an electric cover. 2 outdoor wooden terraces, 1 covered terrace with garden furniture, deckchairs and barbecue.

6 bedrooms (3 beds 160x200, 5 beds 90x200, 2 of which can be converted into 2 beds 180x200). Folding bed and baby chair.

1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms with Italian showers, 3 WCs, 2 of which are separate.

Equipped open-plan kitchen, storeroom and laundry room.

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Massage helps to relieve pain and tension in the body. It meets different needs: to relax, to improve recovery after a sporting event or to meet a therapeutic objective within the framework of a global treatment.
In a very light and zen setting, this will dazzle the holidays allowing the body to recharge and realign itself while the mind can let go.


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Ré Eduk Coach

Our team of physiotherapists is happy to welcome you to a space dedicated to health, sport and well-being.


Healthy movement and sport are at the heart of our concerns.

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Come and do Pilates, sports, wellness massages or water walking on the Ile de Ré, in Rivedoux-Plage!

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