Arcachon tourism and travel guide
Visit Arcachon: highlights and tourist informationTravel Guide To Visit Attractions
France This Way comment: The Bassin d'Arcachon is a much visited region of sandy beaches, oyster villages and the resort of Arcachon
This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Arcachon. For detailed visitor information see the Arcachon travel guide.
Arcachon is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 50 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Arcachon is 538 kilometres from Paris).
Attractions in Arcachon
The Ville d'Automne is the eastern part of Arcachon, around the port area and including the beaches of Eyrac and Aiguillon: Arcachon Ville d'Automne
Arcachon's 'summer town' is a very attractive sea side town next to long sandy beaches: Arcachon Ville d'Eté
Visit the beautiful villas in the Ville d'Hiver of Arcachon.: Arcachon Ville d'Hiver
Le Moulleau is a popular and attractive coastal and beach resort to the west of Arcachon: Le Moulleau
The Bassin d'Arcachon is a much visited region of sandy beaches, oyster villages and the resort of Arcachon: Bassin d'Arcachon
Arcachon, France: places to visit and attractions
Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arcachon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!
... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Gironde
Map of places to visit near Arcachon
Markets in and near Arcachon
Market days in Arcachon: weekly market: every day;
- Arcachon: market every day (0km)
- Gujan-Mestras: market Wednesday (7km)
- Andernos-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday & (11km)
- Audenge: market Tuesday (12km)
- Ares: market Tuesday (12km)
- Lege-Cap-Ferret: market every day except Thursday - seasonal market only (15km)
- Biscarrosse: market every day (29km)
- Parentis-en-Born: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)
- Lacanau: market Wednesday (36km)
- Cestas: market Sunday (38km)
More information about Arcachon, Aquitaine
Tourist attractions near Arcachon, France
Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arcachon.
Grand sites of France
- Dune du Pilat (9km)
Regional Natural Parcs
- Landes de Gascogne (50km)
Sites of natural beauty
- Bassin d'Arcachon (3km)
- Île aux Oiseaux (Gironde) (5km)
- Domaine de Certes (12km)
- Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet (19km)
- Etang de Biscarrosse et Parentis (34km)
- Bec d'Ambès (61km)
Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)
- Biscarrosse (29km)
Zoo and/or wildlife park
- Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (40km)
Geography and distances
Distance to Arcachon
from Bordeaux (prefecture): 50 km
from Paris: 538 km
from Calais: 735 km
from Nice: 680 km
from Bordeaux: 50 km
from Strasbourg: 807 km
Arcachon is in the south-west of France. Most visitors will fly into Bordeaux airport (or Bergerac) while drivers should allow 7-8 hours driving time from the ports at Le Havre or Cherbourg. For driving distances to Arcachon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Teste-de-Buch.
This page in French: Visiter Arcachon