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Arcachon Holiday Homes

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Arcachon, France your home away from home. Arcachon, France

Le Bassin d’Arcachon (Arcachon Bay) is a 100km triangular-shaped stretch of coastline that runs around a small area of the Atlantic Coast. Known as one of France’s key areas for outdoor activities and unspoilt scenery, the bay contains a number of interesting towns and villages, including the principal town of Arcachon itself, which lies at the southern-central point of the ‘triangle’. Arcachon has a varied range of attractions that make it a popular holiday rental destination with visitors of all ages.

Things to do in Arcachon, France

The surrounding coastline and countryside are the main draws of holidays in Arcachon, with young and old often enthralled by the combination of pine tree-clad forests, countryside walks and unspoilt coast.

Arcachon has long been revered as a great spot for sea bathing, with a mild climate meaning that the waters are pleasant to swim in for much of the year. The beaches around this part of the coast are always a big draw, particularly during the height of summer, with sports-lovers going for the surf, families enjoying the clean, supervised beach, and everyone else just soaking up the sun and enjoying the atmosphere.

Arcachon town centre dates back just 150 years, so you will not find an abundance of centuries-old buildings around its centre. Buildings are more functional than architecturally stunning, but house a combination of great shops, cafes, bars and supermarkets. Arcachon is a family-friendly destination, and it is easy to feel at home straight away when traversing the town’s streets and chatting to both locals and tourists. With a good selection of bars and restaurants the nightlife is busy and enjoyable, and there is even a popular casino for those that fancy a flutter.

Places to visit on holiday in Arcachon, France

Around the Bassin d’Arcachon are a number of other attractive towns and villages well worth visiting when holidaying in Arcachon. A good example is Lege Cap Ferret (47km), a slightly upmarket resort on the peninsula of the same name which boasts some of the finest shopping and dining options for miles around. Also worth a day visit is Pyla sur Mer (7km), which is the home of the largest sand dune in Europe.

Weather in Arcachon, France

Arcachon is something of a year-round destination, with mild temperatures even during winter months. Summer months, however, have always been the most popular, with the daily average high temperature just a shade under 30°C. Late spring and early autumn are also warm and sunny – ideal for those on a golfing or outdoor adventure break.

Travel to Arcachon, France

Arcachon is best reached via a flight to Bordeaux – Merignac Airport (BOD), which lies 70km to the north-east of the town. A good selection of flights can be found between the United Kingdom and Bordeaux, but with the best prices usually available months in advance, it pays to book in early. easyJet offers some of the cheapest prices on flights to this destination.

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                                                                                                  A great week away.

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                                                                                                  Our mixed group of eleven had a marvellous week in the Villa St Michel in Le Moulleau, Arcachon. This charmingly rustic property had plenty of room for all and as described it had fantastic access to the local beach and the great restaurants and shops of Le Moulleau. A short drive or a 25 minute walk into central Arcachon it proved to be an excellent location for us. Bordeaux is only 50 minutes away by train from Arcachon station. The property was clean and well maintained and the owner and local contacts were most helpful regarding all booking arrangements and in providing any neccessary support during our stay. In a sunny week the decks on either side of the house provided welcome shade. We had a varied and relaxing week in the area and would recommend the property to both family and friends.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                  bright open plan apartment in an ideal central location

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  The apartment has 2 upstairs bedrooms in the roof space - good size but anyone over 5.6 will need to duck a bit and steep stairs up not for the infirm or very young (or too inebriated!) There are twin beds off to the side of the living area but these are not screened or private - much cooler when its hot though. Nice little outside space for evening drinks. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of glasses, plates etc. Overall good value for money especially for a group of friends.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                  Superb Location

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                                                                                                  Apartment looked just like the photos and was spacious and very bright. The gentleman handing us the keys was very polite and made us feel very welcome. The balcony was great particularly on Bastille Night 14th July when we were able to watch the fireworks. The apartment is situated within 5 minutes walking distance of the beach, shops, restaurants etc. We had looked at other areas to stay in near Arcachon but were delighted we chose this location as we could walk everywhere. The highlight of the trip was the cycle to Dune de Pilat which was spectacular. I'd highly recommend this apartment and certainly provided us with a most enjoyable holiday.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2015
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015