Tourist activities in Cap-Ferret
Campsite in Arcachon will be the perfect alternative for you to visit Cap-Ferret.
In 150 years, the town of Lège-Cap-Ferret has gone from being a wilderness area only by a few hunters and fishermen to being a famous seaside resort frequented by celebrities. Especially actors and actresses like Audrey Tautou, fallen in love with movies shot in the area like Les Petits Mouchoirs. The development of oyster culture in the Arcachon basin from the second half of the 19th century was the trigger for this metamorphosis.
Nowadays, Lège-Cap-Ferret is a trendy seaside resort, and one of the main resorts on the Atlantic coast. It has a very beautiful chapel of Moorish style classified historical monument, the chapel of Sainte-Marie-du-Cap, some churches (Saint-Pierre, Notre-Dame-des-Flots), a marina and a port of oyster farmers.
From the city center, you can walk to the Cap-Ferret lighthouse, also a listed historic monument. Climb its 258 steps to the summit, which offers a breathtaking view of the pond and the ocean. If you are staying at La Forge estate in La Teste-de-Buch with children, board the little train, the Cap-Ferret tram, for an original family visit.
Some activities are essential during a day in Cap-Ferret. It was impossible to leave without having tasted the oysters of the pool, waterfalls in the village of L’Herbe, wandered by bike to the point, shopping at the market and the tour of the island. Birds on boat, visited an oyster farm and practiced a nautical activity (sailing, surfing, kayaking, jet-skiing).
For a successful holiday in Gironde, choose the 4-star campsite Domaine de la Forge, located on the Bassin d’Arcachon!
Wild holidays at the edge of the Atlantic, in Gironde
If you want to go campsite in Gironde to be in constant contact with nature, in a relaxing atmosphere and surrounded by virgin spaces, the area of La Forge located between forest and ocean is certainly for you. Cap Ferret, on the other side of the basin, will also quench your thirst for open spaces. The national nature reserve of salt meadows of Ares and Lège-Cap-Ferret, composed of salt meadows, dune forest and forest, is home to a unique and fragile flora and fauna. The peninsula of Cap Ferret boasts 25 km of sandy beaches suitable for swimming and a multitude of water sports. The beach of Truc Vert, paradise for surfers, is ideal if you are looking for a quiet beach to take nice waves or lie on your towel without being disturbed by your neighbors. You can access it by bike by taking the bike path that crosses the forest. If you like walking to relax between a surf lesson and the theme party organized at La Forge estate, you can make beautiful hikes around the Piraillan reservoirs and the Canal des Étangs. Have you completed your exploration of Cap Ferret? Head south of the basin of Arcachon, towards the dune of Pilat and the pond of Cazaux.