Arcachon's bay and the highest dune in Europe
The Arcachon's bay is a fascinating world with multiple landscapes: oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests, a famous peninsula and the highest dune in Europe. Its ten towns and villages: Arcachon, La Teste de Buch, Gujan-Mestras, Le Teich, Lège-Cap Ferret... invite you to discover their many attractions in an enchanting setting.
The Arcachon Bay is a fascinating world with multiple landscapes
Oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests, a famous peninsula and the highest dune in Europe. Its ten towns and villages: Arcachon, La Teste de Buch, Gujan-Mestras, Le Teich, Biganos, Audenge, Lanton, Andernos-les-Bains, Arès and Lège-Cap Ferret invite you to discover their many attractions in an enchanting setting.
A charming Bay through all seasons which offers numerous activities: 220 km of cycling paths around it, bird watching, sports and oyster tasting as well as Bay trips on traditional boats.
A variety of beaches from where can be chosen: Ocean beaches, lake beaches and last but not least, the Bay’s ones with their low and high tides
- 76 kilometres of beaches (including 39.5 on the ocean)
- 785 km² of forest, including part of the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes de Gascogne
- The 135-kilometre Leyre river
- The internationally-reputed 120-hectare bird sanctuary in Le Teich
- The 56 km² Lac de Cazaux, the second largest lake in France
- 26 picturesque ports and villages around Arcachon Bay
- The Dune du Pilat, the tallest sand-dune in Europe (109 metres) has been protected by law since 1994. It is 2,700 metres long, 500 metres wide, and contains some 60 million cubic metres of sand. This remarkable geomorphological formation is a veritable natural archive encompassing 4,000 years of history.