Before we say au revoir to summer, I’m putting up this post from August 2013. Arcachon, just south of Bordeaux, is a favourite seaside destination of mine. Next summer I hope to travel further south along the same coast to Biarritz and Bayonne in Basque country, just north of the Spanish border.
Here’s a two-minute video of the jetty which stretches out over Arcachon Bay. Just beyond is Cap Ferret. I can smell that fresh, ocean air and hear the gulls wheeling overhead right now.
Below is a post with photos of Arcachon and Cap Ferret, as well as a good hotel recommendation.