Here, everything is bigger, more vast, higher. Here, nature dominates over humans while simultaneously putting them at ease and getting them back in touch with their humanity. Arcachon Bay (le Bassin d’Arcachon) is the largest body of water in France, the Gironde Estuary is the largest in Europe, la Dune du Pilat is the tallest sand dune in Europe, Bordeaux’s vineyards are the most prestigious in the world!
Must-sees around Bordeaux
Just outside Bordeaux, less than an hour away by car or train, there's' a world to discover! Visit must-see landmarks, enjoy breathtaking scenery, wander through age-old medieval villages, swim in the ocean or lakes, and delight your taste buds with tasty oysters on the Bay of Arcachon. Take advantage of your stay in Bordeaux to discover the region's beautiful surroundings and impressive heritage.
For a low carbon footprint holiday
There's no need to take the car to explore Bordeaux's surroundings. Getting to Arcachon, Saint-Émilion or Soulac by train is quick and easy. Cycling enthusiasts will be surprised by the proximity of the urban vineyards, which are easily accessible by bike. And did you know that the GR® Bordeaux Métropole hiking trail is served by tramway and bus? There are many slow and sustainable modes of transport, and our travel consultants will help you find the best alternatives to the car, while recommending, of course, the prettiest places to discover.