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Bordeaux - Archachon Dunes & Oyster Farm

West of Bordeaux is Arcachon Bay, an area famous for fine weather and seafood. Experience the beauty of the region’s pine tree forests, calm ocean waters and wild dunes.

  • Climb to the top of Europe's highest sand dune
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Arcachon Bay region
  • Visit an oyster farm
  • Learn about oyster cultivation and taste fresh oysters
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Hard

  • Duration


  • Min. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 116

  • Notices

    Comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes are recommended.

After venturing through Landes de Gascogne forest, we arrive at Arcachon Bay, known for its pristine waters constantly renewed by the tide and thousands of migratory birds that visit each year.

Stopping in Le Pyla, we set off on a trek up the highest sand dune in Europe. Wooden stairs allow for easier climbing of the first half of the dune’s 110 m (360 ft) high summit. The reward at the top is sweeping views of Arcachon Bay, the Landes pine forest and the sea.

Having enjoyed a splendid view of Arcachon Bay, hop on a coach and continue to the little oyster farming port of La Teste-de-Buch and stop for a gourmet break at an oyster farm. Here an oyster farmer will explain oyster cultivation and then invite you to taste fresh oysters from his production, with bread & butter, and a glass of dry white wine.


  • Duration: 4h45
  • Language: English (German subject to availability)
  • Included: Oyster tasting and refreshments
  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable clothing and flat walking shoes are recommended.
  • Walking information: Moderate amount of walking on both paved and uneven terrain with some stairs, strenuous walking in sand approx. 105 metres to reach the top of the sand dunes.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No