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Oysters Day Tour in Arcachon

Climb-up the Pyla sand dune and eat fresh oysters in a local fisherman village

Along the Atlantic ocean, in the middle of a pine forest, there's a small inland sea sheltered from the tides and the surges, and in its heart you'll find a rich and wild nature : the Arcachon bay. During this tour of excursion you could climb-up the Dune du Pyla (117m) the highest sand dune of Europe. Arcachon bay is the must in France for oysters, you will visit authentic local fishermen villages and experience a lunch in a local sea-food restaurant in front of sea where a glass of white wine will pair in perfect harmony.

day tour in Arcachon
Private day tour in Arcacahon


9:00 am Departure from your hotel with our private car & driver

10:30 am Climb up the Pyla sand dune

Lunch by the sea in a sea food & oysters restaurant

Visit of Arcachon city, the old town "Ville d'hiver" and the water front

5/5:30pm Return to Bordeaux (hotel, railway, airport)


- private tour
- personal guide
- for 2 persons
- all year round


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Price :
for 2 persons € 450
More than 2 persons? price dependant on your group size, ask us for a quote.

Please note that our tours are always private, you don't share with other people (except visits), available upon demand and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

Inclusions :
Exclusive private recent minivan A/C - personal English spoken driver-guide - pick-up & drop off from your hotel in Bordeaux - fuel - insurance - taxes.

Extra charge :
Lunch, option & any personal expenses.

Duration : 8h - 9h

Language available : English spoken tour (with french accent)

Note : : Visits are not private. Sportwear shoes recommended.

The dune has a volume of about 60,000,000 m³, measuring around 500 m wide from east to west and 2.7 km in length from north to south. Its height is currently 110 meters above sea level. The dune is a famous tourist destination with more than one million visitors per year.

The dune is considered a foredune, meaning a dune that runs parallel to a shoreline, behind the high tide line of a beach. The dune has been observed to move landward, slowly pushing the forest back to cover houses, roads and portions of the Atlantic Wall. To back this evidence of coastal movement, maps from 1708 and 1786 both place areas with the name Pilat to the south and off-shore of the current dune's location. The area where the dune currently does not stand was referred to "Les Sabloneys" or the "New Sands" until the 1930s when it was renamed by real estate developers as the Dune of Pilat. Pilat originates from the Gascon word Pilhar, which refers to a heap or mound.

On 24 January 2009, a peak windspeed of 175 km/h (109 mph) was recorded during a storm at the dune, damaging the dune.

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