A walk in Arcachon

A walk in the streets of Arcachon

The city of Arcachon was born in 1885 from an imperial decree of Napoleon III. The town developed rapidly during the Belle Epoque under the impulse of the Pereire brothers, who also financed Haussmann's works in Paris. All the good society went to Arcachon to enjoy the good air of the ocean. Today the city of Arcachon has become a very pleasant city where activities for tourists are numerous. The Dune du Pyla is located right next to Arcachon.

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Duration: 3 h.

The Eyrac pier

The Eyrac pier
Many companies offer boat trips on the Arcachon basin: Bird Island, the cabanes tchanquées, the Dune du Pilat, the crossing to Cap Ferret...

Le casino d'Arcachon

Le casino d'Arcachon
What a strange architecture! It is an old castle built in 1853 by a rich notable, It now houses the casino and the Arcachon convention center. The building is not highlighted by a horrible parking lot located just in front.

The Moorish Park

The Moorish Park
At the top of the city you can find a nice little park.

The Moorish casino

The Moorish casino
There is nothing left of the old Moorish casino of Arcachon, we can only see a small reproduction. The casino burned in 1977, only the park remains.

Promenade à Arcachon

Promenade à Arcachon
There is a large promenade along the beach just in front of Arcachon town centre.

Swimming

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Swimming
The beach is located in the city centre.

Towards the beach of Pereire

Towards the beach of Pereire
You can go to the beach of Pereire with its small park located beside. Be careful, it takes 25 minutes to walk to the other beach. If you can rent a bike there is a cycle track along the road.

The waterfront from the Chapelle pier

The waterfront from the Chapelle pier

Le parc Pereire

Le parc Pereire
The park is a small wooded area along the ocean. It is not exceptional.

The beach of Pereire

The beach of Pereire
You can walk along this beautiful beach.

At the top of the Parc Pereire

At the top of the Parc Pereire

The Abatilles spring

The Abatilles spring
The spring of Abatilles is at the origin of the development of Arcachon, a thermal establishment existed until the 1970s. Today it is a mineral water sold in bottles. The bottling plant is located next door. No need to move, there is nothing to see. You can't even have a drink.
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