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- Water sports and beach holidays
- Historic quay at the harbour
- Notre-Dame of the Pass
- Park Mauresque
- Landmark Thiers-Mole
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The French seaside resort of Arcachon offers a range of well-equipped holiday accommodation for discerning holidaymakers. Reside in the heart of the historic centre in a 19th century villa to experience the unique flair of this luxurious place up close. Along the coast there are also excellent holiday apartments, where you will enjoy a fantastic view of the sea and the proximity to the beach.Plenty of room for the whole family
Typical for Arcachon are the houses covered with red bricks and decorated with small verandas. Therefore you will find in this resort a number of holiday accommodations with balcony or terrace. If you choose a vacation rental with a garden, your children can romp freely in it while you prepare the supper on the grill. The cosy studios are highly recommended for couples.
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Location and orientation
Arcachon is a municipality in France situated directly on the sea. The town has about 10,370 inhabitants and is added to the canton of La Teste-de-Buch in the department of Gironde. Arcachon is located on the southern shore of the basin d´Arcachon and can be reached from Bordeaux after a 60 kilometre drive.Unique natural landscapes in close proximity
Since Arcachon is located in the natural park "Landes de Gascogne", you have it to untouched natural landscapes not far. Another scenic feature in the immediate vicinity is the 110 metre high and 2.7 kilometre long "Dune du Pilat", which can be found south of the residential suburbs Pyla sur Mer and Le Pilat Plage. This is the highest dune in Europe.
Travelers and Activities
Arcachon's location by the sea means that you can try out all kinds of sports on and in the water. Whether sailing, rowing, diving, kayaking or jet-skiing, there is certainly something suitable for you here. In the Nautik-Center you have the possibility to get your boat licence.Pure relaxation during a beach holiday
Arcachon has several beaches spread over a length of about seven kilometres. The main beach is located between Molen Eyrac and Thiers, not far from the restaurants and shops of the city centre. The beach Eyrac, which is situated at the entrance of a small leisure harbour, offers you a lot of peace and quiet. You can also relax on the beaches of Pereire, Abatilles and Moulleau.
Arcachon is famous for its oyster farming. Try these fresh seafood best in the so-called cabanes, the colourful huts where you are offered together with a glass of wine.
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The port of Arcachon is the second largest leisure port on the Atlantic coast and the only deepwater port in the bay. Visit the countless ships and yachts that moor here all year round and don't forget to visit the historic quay with its traditional ships. At the port there is also the "Monument des Péris en mer", which was erected to commemorate those people who lost their lives in the sea.2. Visit unique church buildings
The Saint-Ferdinand church, which was originally built as a chapel, has shone in a neo-Romanesque light since 1900. You must also take a look at the 42-metre-high church tower on which the statue of the Sacré-Coeur is located. A little outside the city centre you will find the Notre-Dame des Passes, which was built in 1864 in the Tuscan and Byzantine style. Inside you can admire one of the few remaining statues of Mary in hope in France.3. Encounters with unusual plants in the park
Take a stroll through the Mauresque Park, created in 1863 by Paul Regnauld as a casino park. On an area of four hectares you will discover here some rare plant species and at the same time experience a breathtaking view of the city. If you don't want to climb up to the park, there is a free lift available for you.4. The landmark over the sea
The Thiers Mole was first built in 1903. Due to the massive impact of the Atlantic, it had to be rebuilt about a hundred years later. However, the original architectural style was preserved. The Thiers Mole is considered a landmark of Arcachon and is ideal for walks across the roaring sea.5. Experience music, dance and literature live
Every spring Arcachon hosts the literary event "Plage aux Écrivains", which attracts many visitors from near and far every year. Every Friday in July and August you can enjoy challenging music evenings at Place Thiers. At the dance festival "Festival Cadences d´Arcachon" in September everything revolves around the movement to music.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Arcachon
The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average cost of around $202.58 per night.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Arcachon are January ($162.15 the average per night for accommodation), March ($163.11), and February ($170.06).
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Arcachon, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, August, July and September, with average prices per night of $281.72, $266.84, and $215.34, respectively.
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Arcachon, as only 44% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, November (with an availability of 52.5%), October (52%), and February (51.8%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The accommodations in Arcachon reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 16.4%. The second most requested month is July, with 25%, and the third is June with 43.5%.
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