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Highlights Arcachon

  • Water sports and beach holidays
  • Historic quay at the harbour
  • Notre-Dame of the Pass
  • Park Mauresque
  • Landmark Thiers-Mole

Best Vacation Rentals in Arcachon

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Arcachon, Côte D’argent
Vacation Rental • 323 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(6 reviews)
1-room apartment 30 m2 on 4th floor. Object suitable for 2 adults + 2 children. Practical and comfortable furnishings: living/dining room with 1 double sofabed (1 x 160 cm), TV (flat screen). Exit to the balcony. Sleeping alcove with 1 x 2 bunk beds (90 cm). Kitchenette (dishwasher, 2 induction hot plates, toaster, kettle, microwave, electric coffee machine). Bath/WC. Electric heating. Small balcony 8 m2, south facing position. Balcony furniture. Facilities: iron, hair dryer. Internet (WiFi, free). Reserved parking (1 car). Please note: non-smokers only. Smoke alarm.
from $71 / night
Arcachon, Côte D’argent
Vacation Rental • 431 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(25 reviews)
2-room apartment 40 m2 on 3rd floor. Practical and beautiful furnishings: living/dining room with TV (flat screen). Exit to the terrace. Sleeping alcove with 1 double sofabed (1 x 140 cm). 1 room with 1 french bed (1 x 140 cm). Exit to the terrace. Open kitchen (mini-oven, oven, dishwasher, 2 ceramic glass hob hotplates, toaster, kettle, microwave, electric coffee machine). Shower, sep. WC. Electric heating. Terrace. Terrace furniture, deck chairs (2). Facilities: washing machine, iron, hair dryer. Internet (WiFi, free). Reserved parking. Please note: smoke alarm.
from $64 / night
Arcachon, Côte D’argent
Vacation Rental • 344 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(14 reviews)
2-room apartment 32 m2 on 3rd floor. Comfortable and beautiful furnishings: living/dining room with TV (flat screen). Exit to the terrace. Open kitchen (2 hot plates, oven, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, microwave). Upper floor: 1 room with 1 french bed (1 x 140 cm). Shower/WC. Electric heating. Terrace 10 m2. Terrace furniture. Side view of the sea. Facilities: washing machine, hair dryer. Internet (WiFi, free). Please note: non-smokers only, no parking. Smoke alarm. Please note that there are no shutters in the bedroom upstairs.
from $82 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices Arcachon

$177for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
$225 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability Arcachon

55%for 1 Apr - 8 Apr
53% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Arcachon

Wonderful holidays by the sea

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.

Holidays in Arcachon

Location and orientation

The holiday resort on the Atlantic Ocean

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.

The Dune du Pilat near Arcachon
The Dune du Pilat near Arcachon

Travelers and Activities

Ideal conditions for water sports

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.

Top 5 travel tips

Sandbank in a bay near Arcachon
Sandbank in a bay near Arcachon
1. To the harbour of the municipality worth seeing

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

What is the average price for vacation rentals in Arcachon?

Arcachon is one of the most expensive cities in France. An overnight stay there costs on average $214 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Arcachon?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months with the most reduced prices in Arcachon are March, April and November, with average prices of $194, $200, and $201, respectively.

When does the price of vacation rentals in Arcachon go up the most?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($257), July ($255), and January ($212).

Should I plan a trip to Arcachon well in advance?

It is better to plan ahead in Arcachon as only 33% of the accommodations remain free throughout the year, following the data observed in the previous year.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

Last year, the months with the largest number of properties available of the year in Arcachon were February, April and November, with average availabilities of 46%, 43%, and 42%, respectively.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Arcachon?

During these three months, the availability is only 15%. It is therefore recommended to book early.

How many rentals are there in Arcachon?

In Arcachon we offer you a comprehensive catalog of around 1,500 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 16 local and international providers.

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