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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Bassin d’Arcachon, Gironde, France your home away from home

The 100km stretch of coastline running from the Cap Ferrat to Arcachon on Aquitaine’s Atlantic coast is a haven of activity and adventure in southern France. Famous for its magnificent range of glorious beaches, world class oysters and rich forest landscapes, anyone who loves sport or the great outdoors, a Bassin d’Arcachon holiday rental offers a perfect getaway in the south of France. The wonderfully laid-back atmosphere and delightfully unspoilt nature of Bassin d’Arcachon makes it impossible not to completely relax during a Bassin d’Arcachon holiday.

Things to do in Bassin d’Arcachon, France

It is hard to know where to start with a guide to Bassin d’Arcachon. The coastline is an absolute delight to explore, whether you are looking for a quiet, family Bassin d’Arcachon beach where children can play and swim or one of the world class surfing beaches in Bassin d’Arcachon where Atlantic rollers crash against the shore creating surfing conditions that pose a challenge to every level of surfer. Along the coast, almost every water sport can be enjoyed, and although the region is best known for its surfing credentials, sailing, canoeing and wind surfing holidays also thrive from self catering Bassin d’Arcachon properties.

The nature of the Bassin d’Arcachon attracts nature lovers, and especially bird lovers to Bassin d’Arcachon accommodation from around Europe. There are a huge range of bird species that call Bassin d’Arcachon home, and the bird watching reserves of Ile aux Oiseaux and Parc Ornotholiqique du Teich are especially good places to walk and relax, accessible by boat from the Bassin d’Arcachon mainland.

If you manage to drag yourself away from Bassin d’Arcachon’s beaches for just a few hours, there are a great range of golf courses to play in the area. Nestled among the region’s lush vineyards (tours and wine tasting sessions are easily available from a Bassin d’Arcachon property) are some of southern France’s finest golf courses, including the Arcachon International Golf Course and the Gujan Mestras Golf Course, which may be familiar to some as host to European PGA Tour competitions.

Places to visit on holiday in Bassin d’Arcachon, France

The resort of Pyla sur Mer is a magnificent beach resort, first made famous for the nearby Dune of Pilat, Europe’s highest sand dune which stands a staggering 105m high. Pyla sur Mer is also an excellent beach resort in its own right though, with a stunning beach and more water sports facilities than you could possibly enjoy from a single holiday in Bassin d’Arcachon accommodation.

Andernos les Bains lies in a beautifully natural part of Bassin d’Arcachon. The beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, and if you would like to explore the forested countryside that backs the Bassin d’Arcachon on foot, by bicycle or from the saddle, a holiday rental in Andernos les Bains is the perfect base.

The town of Arcachon itself is a delightful, year round destination on one of the best beaches in Bassin d’Arcachon. The beaches are beautiful, and covered in soft sand, backed by a fantastic promenade, which houses a great range of shops and restaurants.

Weather in Bassin d’Arcachon, France

The weather in Bassin d’Arcachon is fantastic. The summer months are blissfully hot, with temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s (°C) daily in June, July and August, which make Bassin d’Arcachon’s beaches an irresistible asset. Even during the winter, golf and outdoor adventure holidays thrive, as temperatures are rarely below 15°C.

Travel to Bassin d’Arcachon, France

A holiday rental property in Bassin d’Arcachon is just half an hour from Bordeaux Airport (BOD). Luckily for those of us trying to reach a self catering Bassin d’Arcachon villa from the UK, Aer Lingus, BMIbaby, easyJetand Flybe all provide direct flights from the UK, leaving from airports including Dublin (DUB), Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN).

    Excellent! 4.3/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #890754a
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      House #1285703a
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Apartment #1471832a
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 2 BR
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          Apartment #1470610a
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Apartment #6122653
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilets
              • Sleeps 6
              House #6602186
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                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (28 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
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                • Sleeps 6
                House #665471a
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Apartment #6455196
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                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #1431157a
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                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      House #6627111
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                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Apartment #6722943
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          House #1473263a
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                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (32 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #870506a
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #953882a
                              18
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #1370584a
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  House #1404870a
                                  9
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (11 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #1227689a
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                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (11 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Bungalow #1460043a
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                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (17 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        House #1205958a
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                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #671103a
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                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 6 BR
                                            • 4 BA
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                                            Villa #1388330a
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                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (17 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              Cottage #1229466a
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                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (3 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                House #1463004a
                                                3
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #6845610
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                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                    House #1470849a
                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1452191a
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                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        House #6656177
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                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Studio #1231958a
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                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #1445168a
                                                            1
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                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Lodge #1353390a
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                                                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (29 reviews)
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                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Villa #602744a
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                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                  Villa #1383429a
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Villa #631873a
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Villa #654455a
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                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #687562a
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #687562a
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1344977a
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                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Villa #1378739a
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #1377132a
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Apartment #1463835a
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Studio #1246701a
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1300143a
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (36 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1300143a
                                                                                        36
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #1461583a
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (23 reviews)
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                                                                                            • Studio
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Building #914262a
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                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              House #1309019a
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Villa #1478165a
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (62 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6207132
                                                                                                  62
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6642277
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #6563904
                                                                                                      23
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect for a family holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Great apartment! Perfect location, everything has been thought of, and there is all you need for a great family holiday. Children loved the upstairs space, and wonderful balcony. Recently renovated, very clean, light and bright. Private parking, helpful owner met us and showed us where everything was. An amazing holiday, will definitely be coming back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Superb Villa!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      First class Villa. A real home from home. Spotlessly clean on arrival. Everything was well appointed inside & out. Perfect swimming pool for young children due to the wide shallow stepped area. Lovely quiet location, but still easy to access the whole Cap area. We would certainly stay again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016