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From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Afternoon and Seafood

1. From Bordeaux: Arcachon Bay Afternoon and Seafood

1.50 pm: meet in front of the Bordeaux tourist office. Your guide will welcome you and present the afternoon's programme. 2pm: departure. We will start with a stop in Gujan-Mestras, the oyster capital of the Arcachon bay. You will be able to taste oysters, accompanied by a glass of white wine (shrimps or pâté in option). During your tasting, your guide will explain to you how oysters are raised and what are their specificities in the Arcachon basin. We will then head to the Pilat dune. We will climb the dune on foot (stairs) to discover a breathtaking panorama of Cap Ferret, the mouth of the basin and the Arguin sandbank. Your guide will sharpen your eye for this original ecosystem and the history of the area. 7pm: return to Bordeaux (+/- 15 minutes).

Dune du Pilat and Oysters Tasting ! What else ?

2. Dune du Pilat and Oysters Tasting ! What else ?

Bonjour, Pick-up and drop off at your adress hotel or accommodation, we send you a message one day before the tour to confirm the time pick-up adress and the recommended clothing. The tour can be private according to the demand, I need a minimum of 2 people. If you are 2 for the Tour the tour is possible and a family group or friends group the tour is private. One stop : Dune of Pilat (one hour drive from Bordeaux) Welcome to the highest European Dune of sand named Pilat Dune. Thanks to its height 106.6 m you will enjoy the most beautiful view of all the Arcachon Bay. You will see the oysters farmers, the sandbanks, the Cap-Ferret lighthouse with the Atlantic Ocean, the Arcachon Bay and the Landaise Forest. We stay between 45 minutes to more 1 hour depends time to climb the Dune. Second Stop : Arcachon "Ville d'Hiver" ( Winter town) We will go see the old protected villas and the Belvedère View with a famous bridge, a belvedere is a metal tour which offered a magnificent view of the Arcachon Bay and the local oyster farm. You will see the Villa Alexandre Dumas, the most beautiful villa of the Arcachon Bay. We stay normaly 30 minutes maximum. Third Stop : La Teste-de-buch Oysters Port We will invite you to discover a place not known to tourists, with many oyster huts and local oyster farmers. Tasting dozen oysters accompanied by a glass of wine. The port is an authentic, typical place with many fishers houses and place protect from Mass tourism. You can choose between 6 at 12 Oysters per person with a cup of white or rosé wine and if you do not like the Oysters you have some shrimps, whelk, winkle or paté (terrine). For the people do not like the Oysters and Sea food, before the tasting you will stop in a Bakery or pastry to take some food to enjoy with the group (include in your price). Return at your adress pick-up in Bordeaux (one hour drive)

Cap-Ferret with Oysters Tasting

3. Cap-Ferret with Oysters Tasting

Bonjour, Pick-up at your hotel adress or accommodation First Stop : Cap Ferret Lighthouse and the Museum (1H20 drive from Bordeaux) We will start the visit with the lighthouse, it is 57 meters, lighthouse offering a 360 degree view. The lightouse climb is adapted to your own pace. On one side, the Bassin d’Arcachon with a view of the Banc d’Arguin, the bird island, the oyster farms and the view of the Dune du Pilat. And the other side the village of Cap Ferret and the view on the Atlantic side with the magnificent sand dunes. At the top the guide explain all things of the Arcachon Bay. Coming down we continue with the Musuem with some information of The Arcachon Bay, the tides, navigation instruments, lighthouse history. After the Musuem you have a souvenirs gift shop. Second Stop : The oyster village of L’Herbe and The Chapel of the Algerian villa Time : 45 minutes Charming, pretty, typical and unspoilt, a wide range of adjectives could be used to describe this little village nestling between the tree-covered dune and the bay. Typical oyster village with small fishermen’s houses, still inhabited today. We will cross the narrow streets to experience the spirit of this village, where colorful wooden huts and houses, small gardens and flowerbeds are lined up. We will taste oysters directly from the village, you can follow the development process of an oyster. It is all that remains of the vast domain built by entrepreneur Léon Lesca on his return from Algeria. Third Stop : Tasting Oysters at the water’s edg (Arcachon Bay) Time : 1 hour The Tasting Oysters place is in a wonderful wood terrace overlook the Arcachon Bay with a view of the typical boat, The Pinasse and The Chaland and the Pilat Dune. You can choose between 6 at 12 Oysters per person with a cup of white or rosé wine and if you do not like the Oysters you have some shrimps, whelk, winkle or paté (terrine). For the people do not like the Oysters and Sea food, before the tasting you will stop in a Bakery or pastry to take some food to enjoy with the group (include in your price) Return at your hotel or accommodation

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