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Arcachon, sparkling and dynamic

Arcachon is located in the southwest of France, in the Gironde. Situated on the banks of the basin that bears its name, the Pereire brothers were responsible for the creation of the winter town in 1862 and its success as a tourist destination. Nestled between the moors and the ocean, it enjoys a setting where life is good. Arcachon is above all an exceptionally rich natural heritage, rocked by the wind and the tides, where authenticity reigns supreme. Its large basin offers a unique playground for all types of sports. Numerous must-see sites are nearby, including the Dune du Pilat, the wild coastline of the Cap Ferret peninsula, the Ile aux Oiseaux and its two "tchanquées" huts, the oyster farming villages, etc. As a bonus, there is no need for a car, at least for those who like cycling, as there are more than 200km of cycle paths available.

Buying a second home in 


The property market is both dynamic and very tight. This applies to both the transaction and rental markets. Sales are therefore very fast. Today, the garden, the terrace or the balcony have become indispensable for buyers. In 2021, the price per square metre for the town of Arcachon reached 7,000 euros per square metre compared to an average of 4,300 euros per square metre in Gironde. Recently in the Moulleau district, a 65 m² house on 400 m² of land sold for around a million euros. A lot of sales are made by word of mouth.

The advantages 

of Arcachon

Immediate proximity to the beach




Surf club

Sailing Club

Equestrian Centre



Swimming pool


Going to 


By car

  • 7h30 from Paris
  • 2 hours from Bordeaux
  • 2h30 from Toulouse

By train

  • Arcachon TGV station
  • 2h49 shortest journey from Paris
  • Departure from Paris Montparnasse

By air

  • Bordeaux International Airport 66 km from Arcachon



 activities to do in 


  1. Climb to the top of the Dune du Pilat for a magnificent view
  2. Explore the basin on board a pinnace boat, discovering the bird island and the cabanes tchanquées 
  3. Walk the paths of the national nature reserve of the Prés Salés d'Arès, renowned for its wild nature and its birds 
  4. Take advantage of the many cycle paths to visit the oyster villages and ports
  5. Try a water sport on the pool: kitesurfing, windsurfing... 
  6. Start the day with a game of tennis in a green setting
  7. Taste the famous white dunes of Chez Pascal, emblematic sweets 
  8. Try an activity in the air: paragliding on the Dune du Pilat, parasailing in Lège-Cap Ferret, microlight flight...
  9. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in a Balneo or Thalasso
  10. At a seaside restaurant or in an oyster farmer's hut, enjoy an oyster platter

Discover the good addresses 

of Arcachon

The Patio

A Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant offering original French cuisine based on regional products.

10 Bd de la Plage, 33120 Arcachon


Winter City Restaurant

A friendly restaurant where you can enjoy fresh products according to the market, on the terrace in a green setting or in the dining room sitting comfortably in the Chesterfield benches.

20 Av. Victor Hugo, 33120 Arcachon


Club Plage Pereire

In a hut on the beach, quality local cuisine in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The deckchairs on the beach are perfect for enjoying the sunsets while sipping an aperitif.

12 Bd de la Mer, 33120 Arcachon


Ragazzi da Pepone

In the heart of the summer city, this Italian restaurant offers excellent fresh food in a freshly decorated setting.

16 Av Gambetta, 33120 Arcachon


O Sorbet of love

On the Basin since 1935, this ice cream parlour offers traditional or creative artisanal ice creams such as the "Landes Pine" flavour.

5 Av Notre Dame des Passes, Arcachon

The different districts of Arcachon

The different districts of Arcachon

  • Summer town Located on the seafront, this is the oldest part of Arcachon. This is where you will find the market place and most of the shops. 
  • Winter City Located on the heights, this district overlooking the Summer City is a small paradise of architecture and fantasy. The Winter City is a mosaic of buildings, each more eccentric than the next, and is therefore full of magnificent villas. 
  • Ville de printemps It corresponds to the Pereire and Abatilles districts. Bordered by the beach, it is a real green setting. 
  • Ville d'automne Corresponds to the Saint-Ferdinand and Aiguillon districts. This district is home to the fishing port and the Marina, making it a dynamic district. 
  • Le Moulleau This area is a small village, mostly pedestrianised. Its chic boutiques and trendy cafés liven up the main street. Its authenticity and family atmosphere make it a very popular area.