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From Bordeaux: Arcachon and Pilat Dune Private Tour

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Bordeaux and discover the natural beauty of Arcachon Bay with its Belle Époque architecture. Taste fresh Arguin Banc oysters and see Europe's largest sand dune.
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Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Get back to nature in the Arcachon basin and Landes Forest
  • Marvel at Europe's largest sand dune
  • Taste Arguin Banc oysters fresh from the sea 
Full description
Get back to nature in the Landes Forest and marvel at Europe's largest sand dune on a private day trip from Bordeaux. Head towards Port de Larros to take part in an oyster tasting at an oyster farm.

Continue to the Winter City of Arcachon for lunch, and admire the typical 19th-century homes, especially around Mauresque Park. Stroll along the boardwalk to Thiers Pier and get lovely views of the fishing boats off the coast. See the sandy beaches of Pereire and Moulleau as you make your way towards Pilat Dune.

Get panoramic views of Arcachon Bay and its natural attractions, such as the Banc D'Arguin, the remains of a lagoon now open to the ocean and used for oyster farming. Gaze at the iconic tchanquée huts on the île aux Oiseaux and see the tip of Cap Ferret framed by a pine forest slowly being swallowed up by the dunes.

Get a better appreciation for the bio-diversity and maritime heritage of the area before you make your way back to Bordeaux.
Here is an example of what you could enjoy in one day*:

10:00 AM: Meeting point at Bordeaux Tourist office.
11:00 AM: Oyster Tasting at Le Routioutiou, Port de Larros.
12:00 AM: Discover Arcachon’s winter city, around the Mauresque park.
1:00 PM: Lunch at Chez Pierre, on the seafront.
2:30 PM: Walk along the seafront and the Thiers Pier.
3:30 PM: Drive along the beach to the Pilat Dune.
4:00 PM: Climb up the Dune.
7:00 PM: Drop off at Bordeaux Tourist office.

*Depending on our partners’ availability
  • Tour guide
  • Itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Oyster tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meet at the Office of Tourism in Bordeaux.

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• Please note that lunch and tastings are not included in the tour cost because it will be chosen depending on what you are looking for

From US$ 415.11 per person

Organized by

Olala Bordeaux

Product ID: 82011