From Bordeaux to Arcachon, Dune du Pyla & Cap Ferret


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



French (fluent), English (fluent), German (conversational), Turkish (fluent), Italian (basic), Spanish (conversational)

An outstanding natural heritage with a unique setting

Let me take you on a journey to discover the constantly changing appearance of the Arcachon bay as the tide moves in and out.

Pick-up in Bordeaux, drive to Dune du Pyla, the highest dune in Europe, a landscape with an incredible panoramic view over the ocean, forest and bay.
Climb the 109m high of this unique ecosystem and admire the amazing view.

From Arcachon Pier ferry ride across the bay.
Arrive in the secluded, laid-back and authentic French oyster capital of Cap Ferret, an haven for seaside sophistication.
Optional lunch.

Ferry ride back to Arcachon.
Arcachon was officially founded on 2 May 1857 - it is a luxury resort where Spanish royalty, Russian dukes, and all sorts of artists came to stay…
Visit the town filled with a mix of neoclassical, neo-gothic, old-colonial and swiss chalet styles houses.

"I can create a customized tour for you in case you have any special requests or if you are more than 4 persons and need a larger vehicle. "


Cap Ferret
Dune du Pyla

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel or ship in Bordeaux

End location: At your hotel or ship in Bordeaux

Duration: 8 hours

In summer traffic might be slow


New car with AC

What’s Included

- My services as your personal driver-guide
- Private transportation
- Gas, tolls and parking
- Ferry ticket
- Water
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 € - All the entrance fee are included, you will just have to pay your lunch. I will suggest you restaurants with different price range according to your taste.

What’s Extra

- Meals and drinks not included in the description
- Personal expenses


I can custom tours for disabled people with a car accommodating a wheelchair.

A Recent Review of this tour

I recommend Beatrice's tour to anyone wishing to see this beautiful part of southwest France. Beatrice sequenced the tour so that we got the most out of every stop. There was little waiting in lines or waiting for ferry boats. My wife and I enjoyed listening to her descriptions of the area as we walked along the beautiful neighborhoods of Arcachon and Cap Ferret. Our walk up the Dune de Pyla was unforgettable.
Sterling Helwick Jr

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