Lighthouse of Cap Ferret

Lighthouse Cap Ferret

Let yourself be carried by the sea air of Cap Ferret

Of the different walks around Bordeaux, this is one of the most original. This natural reserve changes its appearance according to the seasons and the tides. At low tide, you can go on beautiful walks in search of saltwort or cistude turtles. Your tour guide will take you to the oyster port of Ares, traditional and authentic, which is also a beautiful discovery.

You can escape on the basin on board a pinasse while tasting freshly harvested oysters. This boat trip will take you to Lège-Cap-Feret, on one of the most beautiful beaches of the region where you will want to spend all your holidays in.

Location of the tour
Duration of the tour
On request
Difficulty of the tour
Easy (Easy walk)
When can I do the tour ?

This tour is available all year round.
For groups bigger than 8 people, please contact us.

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Lighthouse Cap Ferret
Bassin Arcachon Getaway guided tour
oyster tasting arcachon
Ares Salt nature reserve

What will I do during this tour ?

A tour of the Cap Ferret peninsula

A strip of land separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Arcachon Basin in the South West of France, the Cap Ferret peninsula is one of the region’s must-see places. You can visit it by taking a ferry that will allow you to observe the picturesque “cabanes tchanquées” up close. Once there, you can let yourself be guided through the villages of oyster farmers, you can discover its surrounding nature, its beaches or its marked paths on the occasion of a bike ride. In order to extend the walk you can go to the tip of the peninsula to discover its emblematic lighthouse of 52 meters high, registered as a historical monument. The one you will see dates from 1947 and succeeded the original lighthouse built in 1840 and then destroyed by the Germans during the Second World War. Moreover, not far from the lighthouse, a former German bunker is accessible to the public. The most courageous will have to climb the 258 steps of the lighthouse in order to reach its observatory offering a superb panoramic view on the peninsula and the Arcachon basin.

Salt marshes nature reserve :

Located on the northern part of the Arcachon basin in Gironde a few kilometers from Bordeaux, the national nature reserve of the Salt Meadows of Arès and Lège-Cap Ferret extends over approximately 400 hectares which makes it one of the largest in Aquitaine. It was created in 1983 in order to preserve the richness of the biodiversity of this environment. The site shelters numerous species of birds but also a rich fauna and flora that you will be able to discover thanks to a local guide and a pair of binoculars to not miss anything of this natural spectacle.

Good to know

This guided tour includes :

  • Transport from and to your hôtel
  • English speaking private guide / driver
  • Comfortable car or van

This guided tour does not includes :

  • Entrance fees to sites/museums
  • Lunch, drinks
  • Personal insurance and expenses
Coronavirus Informations

All vehicles are cleaned after each service, guides wear masks and all activities, museums & attraction visited apply strict sanitary rules.
Bring your masks as they are compulsory in the vans.

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