Between the Arcachon Basin and Biarritz there is an array of stunning locations that can be easily accessed along this coast, from quaint seaside villages to sophisticated beach resorts or inland towards the mountain peaks of the Basque country.
This vast bay fringed by the wooded dunes of the Cap Ferret peninsula has the beautiful Bird Island at its centre. Arcachon itself is a year round resort with its fine seafront and cosmopolitan shops whilst Biarritz boasts all the facilities of an international resort. This area has a lush countryside inland with sprawling pine forests and fine medieval architecture. The vast man made forest of Les Landes adds greatly to this corner of France.
Wines of the area compliment the local cuisine including eels, mussels and oysters from the sea and lamb and goats cheese from the countryside.