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  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Duration:  4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend a morning away from Bordeaux on this half-day trip to the Bay of Arcachon. On this small-group tour, visit Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), the largest sand dune in Europe, and admire the spectacular views from the top. Explore the town of Arcachon before a visit to an oyster farm for a sample of fresh oysters. Relax on a scenic beach before heading back to Bordeaux. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Half-day trip to Arcachon from Bordeaux
  • Climb to the top of Europe‚Äôs largest sand dune, Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla)
  • Admire the town houses of Arcachon on a drive through the picturesque streets
  • Sample fresh oysters at a local oyster farm
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux Including Pyla Dune and Oyster Tasting

The town of Arcachon

To begin your small-group tour, leave Bordeaux in the morning and travel by air-conditioned minivan to the beautiful Bay of Arcachon. During your 55-minute journey, your knowledgeable guide will recount some interesting facts about the region.

The tour starts with a visit to Pyla Dune (Dune du Pyla), the largest sand dune in Europe. Hike to the top of the dune and enjoy fantastic views of the Landes forest, the Bay of Arcachon and the Atlantic Ocean.

Next, admire the town of Arcachon as you are driven through the old streets. Pass by the impressive town houses that are popular with wealthy French families during the summer holidays.

Your guide will drive you to one of the many local oyster farms, for which this area is famous. Meet the oyster producer and learn more about the traditional methods of oyster cultivation while enjoying a complimentary tasting of six fresh Arcachon oysters accompanied by a glass of white wine.

Enjoy some time relaxing on a scenic beach before the drive back to Bordeaux.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent tour guide. Fascinating tour of dunes. Wonderful oysters. Loved this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was sooo much fun and the oysters was super yummy. A must do tour on a sunny day!

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Tour code: 5617ARCACHON


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