The Bay of Arcachon

The little secrets of the Bay of Arcachon

The landscapes in the Bay of Arcachon are wonderful. From the Dune of Pilat to the tip of Cap Ferret, many nature reserves, home to many birds such as the Egrets, Cranes and Coots.

I take you along picturesque road offering natural beauty.

Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Location: Arcachon Bay
Budget: 350 €
Departure/return: from your place of accom modation
Guide touristique excursion bassin d'Arcachon

“Doesn’t matter the season, visitors can walk around beautiful Nature Reserves, and no matter which way you approach it. The Bay of Arcachon is always different. Gigantic dunes, edges of pine forest, islets and sandbanks, salt meadows, former salt marshes, or marshland planted with reed beds, everything contributes to multiply the landscapes, to vary the perspectives. You won’t get tired of discovering the fishing villages around the basin, of navigating along the channels towards the sand bank of Arguin or nearby the cabins on stilts on the island of the birds. How beautiful nature is”.  Jean Louis Guery

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The peninsula of Lège Cap Ferret In 3 minutes

The Bay of Arcacon protects a nature which has regained its place and its importance for the animals living in this preserved habitat. We are going to discover these remarkable sites together

Excursions proposed

Guide touristique excursion bassin d'Arcachon

The Cap Ferret peninsula

In the morning, walk in the nature reserve of the salted meadows of Ares, a maritime domain where the sandy channels creep between the natural mudflats of the bottom of the basin.
We then set off to discover the villages and picturesque places along the coastal strip on the basin side.
Traditional lunch at noon time before setting off to explore the Cap Ferret peninsula.
Departure 9am, return 6pm

Guide touristique excursion Domaine de Certes

The Domain of Certes and the Eyre Delta

2 ½ hours walk into the nature reserve of Certes. Here nature has taken back its rights. The landscapes are various (basins, reed beds, meadows, woods) with a beautiful view of the Bay of Arcachon.
Stop for a traditional meal at noon time. Then we set off to explore the Eyre Delta by canoe. A delta created by the Eyre river that has rust-colored water, due to the presence of Alios (iron ore). These two characteristics have given her the nickname of “The Little Amazon”.
Departure: 9am, return 6pm.

Guide touristique excursion delta de Leyre
Guide touristique excursion bassin d'Arcachon