"Arcachon and Dune de Pyla" Top 5 Page for this destination Arcachon by black_mimi99
Arcachon Travel Guide: 74 reviews and 187 photos
Arcachon is to the west of Bordeaux (51 km), and is at the northern end of the longest, sandiest coast in Europe, stretching 200 kilometres to Biarritz - known as the Côte d'argent ('the silver coast').
The big attractions in Arcachon are the beach, the town itself, which is very attractive, and the seafood restaurants. Arcachon is not exposed to the full might of the Atlantic waves, being on the edge of a large inlet, the Arcachon Basin, rather than facing the sea directly.
The 'Dune du Pilat' sand dune is a few kilometres south of Arcachon, and is the largest sand dune in Europe, at more than 110 metres high. It is about 3km long, and steep!
Need hard work to climb up but the views from the top are well worth the effort - out to sea, along the coast, and back across the Les Landes forests.
It really is an interesting and fascinating place to visit.
- In a nutshell:Amazing Nature place
From Arcachon city to the port and the beach, along the road I can see many great houses.... colourful and nice style... more travel advice
If you love fishing can hire the boat here. Its a nice place to walk around. more travel advice
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