Arcachon can be discovered all year round and can even be divided into 4 seasons! Come and discover the contrast between its Summer City, its magnificent jetties and its lively city centre; and the Winter City with its wonderful typical 19th century houses.
The Autumn City will take you to the port and the fishermen's district of Aiguillon, while the Spring City will show you the Source des Abatilles, the Pereire Beach and the vibrant Moulleau district. Welcome to Arcachon!
Emblematic place of the Arcachon Basin with the famous Dune du Pilat and its fabulous view on the Arcachon Basin, the Teste de Buch is also a secret place in some places, which can be revealed to curious travellers. We invite you to come to the high places of the southern part of the Basin
Climbing the Dune du Pilat is like taking a ticket to admire one of the most beautiful views in France! Adventure beyond the stairs, we have no idea by observing that it is a natural monument in full motion and an open-air history book. From the top of its 110 m high, you can admire a magnificent panoramic view of the Banc d'Arguin. On the other side, a pine forest as far as the eye can see. But the dune is not only open in summer, do not hesitate to discover it in other colours!
Beach towels and picnic under the arm, go for the day on the Banc d'Arguin in July and August. Take advantage of the boat trip to watch oyster farmers work in their oyster beds, before brushing the hot sand, playing Robinson Crusoe and swimming on this island of fine sand.
Arguin is accessible only by boat for the day with the UBA. A part of the island is surrounded by a rope marked with "Zone de protection intégrale" signs, please do not cross it (high ornithological site). Bivouac and dogs are not allowed.
From Arcachon or the peninsula, whether by boat or sea kayak, you have to go around this island in the middle of the Basin.
By boat, prefer the high tide to see as close as possible to the Cabanes Tchanquées, but sea kayaking is the ideal boat! From simple discovery (2h), to walking (3h) or hiking between land and sea (4 to 5h), the routes are varied. For reasons of site accessibility, Île aux Oiseaux is not open to visitors!