A weekend in Cap Ferret: family holidays between escape and gastronomy

Let yourself be tempted for a weekend of a rush of sea air at Cap Ferret and follow our advice so as not to miss anything in this extraordinary peninsula.
A weekend in Cap Ferret: family holidays between escape and gastronomy
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A flagship destination for summer tourism, Cap Ferret is a pastoral place where the majesty of pines, the force of the tides and the undeniable charm of small fishing villages mingle.

What to do in Cap Ferret? As a couple, with family or friends, this destination is full of opportunities. Follow our guide to give rhythm to your weekend in the heart of these so special sunny landscapes.

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WHAT TO DO IN CAP FERRET?

Stroll in the market of Cap Ferret according to the aromas of the South-West 

For each trip, a stop at the market is a must if you want to capture the true soul of the region you are visiting. During a weekend at Cap Ferret, book your Saturday morning for breakfast at the market. The locals rub shoulders there with tourists in a great vibe. The scents of traditional dishes mingle with lively conversations. With fresh local products, crafts, and fashion, you will inevitably find a little piece of the South-West to bring with you.
 
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Our favorite oyster village: Piraillan

Between the wild nature and typical charm of the port, Piraillan is absolutely worth a detour. The streets formed by the colourful fishermen's huts give an atmosphere both joyful and intimate. The sound of the waves are heard in the distance, the laughter on the terrace resonates, and above all, the fragments of oyster shells creak under our feet as we move towards Cabane 57. You will meet Sylvie, an oyster farmer for many years in the Arcachon Basin. Her friendly establishment will allow you to discover all the secrets of oyster farming, to taste its production and to take gastronomic memories of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region with you.

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See Cap Ferret by bike

The surroundings of Cap Ferret are full of magnificent places where you can easily get away from it all. Follow Marie, a true local guide of the Biclous du Bassin, who will help you discover the oyster-farming villages as part of a bike ride. Each circuit includes several stops in order to soak up the local atmosphere as much as possible: from Piquey to l'Herbe, go and taste the Dunes Blanches Chez Pascal, listen to the history of the Lesca family, and admire the prettiest views of the peninsula. Go from the island of the Dune of Pilat to the lighthouse, and end the day in style by tasting oysters and white wine from the region.

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Skiing on the grépin

Who said you have to ski in the snow in the mountains? One of the little-known treasures of Arcachon Bay, not far from Cap Ferret, is the practice of skiing on the pine needles, called in patois "grépin". Scattered on the sand, they allow optimal gliding and sensations as impressive as those of winter sports. It was in 1938 that the seaside resort saw its first skiers arrive. Take part in history by bringing this forgotten mythical place to life during a few downhill runs.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CAP FERRET?

To visit Cap Ferret for a weekend, you deserve the best. Have a luxury experience in our exceptional rentals.

La Villa des Merles

Villa des Merles is a peaceful green haven. Whatever your desires, you can make them come true in this villa. Do you want to relax? Lounge on the deckchairs in the garden or take a dip in the swimming pool. Peckish? Since it's ideally located, you can walk to the bars and restaurants nearby.

La Villa Oriane

With family or friends Villa Oriane is the ideal cozy nest to rest after a day of exploring the surroundings of Cap Ferret and having stepped on the sand of the beaches. With its typical architecture, this villa is a real feast for the eyes. Its interior is designed for long convivial evenings by the fireside. Need space? An adjoining house opens its doors with its two bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen.

La Villa Biancasa

The greatest luxury of Villa Biancasa is the panoramic ocean view.You can admire it from the terrace, or with your feet in the water in the heated outdoor swimming pool. Spend precious moments with your loved ones in this exceptional house.

 

 

You now have all the key aspects to make your Cap Ferret holidays unforgettable!

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