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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in La Teste de Buch, France your home away from home

La Teste de Buch is a small commune on the west coast of France. It is famous for its Dune du Pyla sand dunes and was featured in Bernard Cornwell’s fictional story Sharp’s Siege.

Things to Do in La Teste de Buch, Aquitaine

Holiday rentals in La Teste de Buch enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches which are ideal for family holidays in the Gironde area. Its golden sand begins with the Great Dune of Pyla in the northwest corner of the town and extends southwards to the local beaches. Sunbathing, sailing, swimming, windsurfing and other watersports can be found along some of these gorgeous beaches. Bird watchers should head for the bird refuge, salt marshes and natural sandbank to see plenty of seabirds and migrating birds in the winter. The huge Bassin d’Arcachon is a protected natural bay which attracts many tourists. It is noted for its fishing and watersports.

Places to Visit Around La Teste de Buch, Aquitaine

The Landes Forest is a pleasant area for recreation right on the doorstep of your holiday rental in La Teste de Buch. It is the largest maritime pine forest in Europe and encompasses several rivers and large towns nearby. It is privately owned, but there are footpaths for hiking and cycling in the shady avenues of trees. Visit the old town nearby, known as Arcachon, and look out for celebrities and sports personalities as many have summer homes in neighbouring Cap Ferret. Cazaux Lake is worth visiting along with the village of Cazaux. Further away, the Trogolodyte Caves at Meschers are well worth driving to see. Alternatively you can cool off at Les Antilles de Jonzac, a water park with a swimming lagoon, slides, geysers and a wave machine, 105km from your holiday home at La Teste de Buch.

Weather in La Teste de Buch, Aquitaine

The area around La Teste de Buch holiday rentals has beautiful weather with temperatures reaching an average 26°C (79°F) in the summer with little or no rain. Winters are mild and remain well above freezing, averaging 9-11°C (48-52°F). There is more rain in the winter months generally. Spring and autumn are also warm and sunny for off-peak breaks from April to early November.

Travel to La Teste de Buch, Aquitaine

Holiday rentals in La Teste de Buch are well-served with regular low cost flights from the UK to Bordeaux-Merignac International (BOD) Airport. There are direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW), Birmingham, Manchester (BHX), Bristol(BRS) and Southampton (SOU) with British Airways, BmiBaby, Ryanair, easyJet and Flybe. From Bordeaux it is very easy to drive to the coast at La Teste de Buch along the A660 for approximately 57 km.

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                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  This villa is located in a very good quiet and relaxing location. Details and pictures provided were accurate and on arrival it looked as we expected. We would certainly visit again and would recommend the villa and surrounding area to friends and family. In particular we were impressed with the customer service, feeling very welcomed and catered for.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2015
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015

                                                                                                  Excellent property, wonderful owners.

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                                                                                                  This is an excellent, well maintained and beautiful property, with everything you need for a self catering holiday in this area. The apartment is in a beautifully quiet residential area and only a short walk to the beach and also the sand dunes are in walking distance of the property. The owners are both very friendly, charming and willing to help at all times. We would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in this area. The area is beautiful, the beaches are sandy and well maintained. The sand dunes are amazing walking to the top is good exercise on the legs but well worth it. We would just like thank Claude & Muriel for their wonderful hospitality and making our stay in Pyla Sur Mer very enjoyable.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015

                                                                                                  We had a wonderful experience staying here

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                                                                                                  When we arrived we were greeted and shown around by Michaela, the owner of the villa - everything was spotless and there was even a bowl of fruit in the kitchen and flowers in all the bedrooms! The pool was wonderfully warm and we had nice weather the entire duration of our stay - with the beach nearby, clubs, water sports and shops we were spoilt for choice with things to do! We had an unforgettable experience staying here
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014