As warmer days are approaching, it’s the perfect time to visit Arcachon Bay in the Southwest of France ! Our KEYWEEK holiday home agency gives your visits recommendations between Arcachon and Cap Ferret. It’s also a good opportunity to introduce you to TETRIS, a stunning architect villa with swimming pool.
Our Visits Recommendations to visit Arcachon Bay
Arcachon Bay is 50 kilometers away from Bordeaux, is a tourist destination more and more visited each year and it’s not a surprise ! It gathers many charming fishermen’s villages and seaside resorts changing with the tides !
According to how much time you wish to spend to visit Arcachon Bay, our KEYWEEK Concierges recommend you various activities and visits you can do. Boat or bike rides, spending time at the beach, surfing, golfing, or visiting oyster farms and oyster tasting… You definitely won’t be bored !
Visit Arcachon Bay : The Pilat Sand Dune
First of all a visit Arcachon Bay won’t be complete without climbing the highest sand dune of Europe, the Pilat Dune ! From the top you can enjoy stunning panoramic views between the ocean and the pine trees forest. You will be able to observe the Natural Reserve of the Banc D’Arguin and its cristal clear waters. The site is protect but you can still visit it and access it by boat. It’s also home to many migratory birds ! So please make sure you only leave your footsteps when you take the boat back !
To top your visit at the Pilat, we recommend you watch the sunset while sipping a drink at La Co(o)rniche a bar-restaurant right on the dune’s side. It’s the perfect place to end your day with spectacular views over the ocean…
Next, to visit Arcachon Bay the right away, you must go on a boat ride to Cap Ferret across the bay ! Our KEYWEEK Concierges recommend the day-cruise “Grand Tour du Bassin” with a stopover to Cap Ferret. If you like to surf, you will assuredly love its beautiful sandy beaches and its great waves !
For those of you who’d like to explore Arcachon like a local, we recommend a visit to the markets. It’s a great place to feel the local atmosphere and buy fresh quality specialities. After that, you can visit the chic neighborhood called Ville d’Hiver, it’s a must ! If you like the Belle Epoque era, you will love to stroll around this area of Arcachon which holds some of the most beautiful villas from that time.
Finally, why don’t you end your day in one of the oyster sheds of the port of Gujan-Mestras ? Arcachon Bay is well-known for its oyster farms and fishermen shacks, they have been around for generations ! You cannot leave Arcachon without tasting the delicious oysters from the Bay, they are to die for…
Rent the TETRIS villa to visit Arcachon Bay
To visit Arcachon Bay like a local, our Concierges recommend to rent the stunning architect villa TETRIS ! Built in 2014 by the French architect firm Chidiac Associés & Architectes, this 350 square meters villa blends diverse materials and the final result is absolutely breathtaking : concrete, steel plates, wood (pines from the Landes region, almost local !) …
For the lovers of the iconic 90’s video game Tetris, you will love to find elements referring to the game in the villa’s architecture. So you will soon understand why we chose to name this incredible villa TETRIS !
TETRIS welcomes comfortably up to 10 people in its 4 ensuite bedrooms. One dorm with 1 double bed and 2 singles one on the ground floor and 3 double bedrooms upstairs.
Our KEYWEEK team particularly loves the architecture and the way the villa has been designed. The living room especially, is one-of-a-kind room with its huuuuge bow-window overlooking a bamboo forest and thus attracting daylight into its interior. The furniture is design and cozy – yes both can be compatible, and the villa features everything you need to spend peaceful and relaxing holidays to visit Arcachon Bay.
What we are absolutely in love with ? Undoubtedly the iron wire Spiderman sculpture, hanging above the living room ! It’s magnificent !
TETRIS‘ outdoor areas – a total surface area of 1500 m2, are very pleasant : a 14-meter long heated swimming lane, a pine tree-lined garden, sun loungers… In other words, welcome to paradise !
So are you ready to visit Arcachon Bay with KEYWEEK ? If you need more recommendations – best places to eat, activity ideas, where the villa TETRIS is, etc., think about asking our Concierges ! They are available to help you plan your stay ! See you soon in Arcachon Bay !