In Cap Ferret, magic always operates ... You really feel the sensations of a real holiday once you cross the thresholds of the peninsula. The regular visitors will have the chance to re-discover and relive the memories of yesterday while those who are there for the first time, can expect to spend a wonderful time, where time no longer exists!
To begin the visit, it is imperative to laze around the market of the Cap-Ferret which will make you dive in a decoration highly contrasted to the typical tunes of the southwest. Once inside, you will find fresh products that can fill your basket immediately. The good smells of fruits, vegetables, fish, cold meats, cheeses, spices, wines and pastries will greatly encourage you to linger over there and to participate in purchases.
When you get out of the market, it's a whole other scene that is waiting for you! Be amazed when you discover the many garments that parade along the city's boutiques. You will also find several accessories and other useful gadgets everyday. More still, you can bring back a painting picture in order to make a gift or memories for your loved ones ... A precious present from the talented artists of Arcachon!
On the peninsula, it is more pleasant to see where the wind takes you on foot rather than getting bored in a car that will heat you neurons! Family outings can be appreciated at the restaurant tables in the city. For long evenings full of sensations. Laze around the culinary banners where you can order the local specialty: the Arcachon oyster dish, to be tasted black with a lemon line or, in a more refined way, with crepitas, bread buttered rye and a small white wine.
For an exploration session, the unmissable place to which you should give priority is the Lighthouse of Cap Ferret also called "Eiffel Tower" by the inhabitants, proud of this timeless vestige. With a height of 57 m, the building follows both modern and classic architecture. Do not move back while observing its 258 steps that you must pass before you get to the top! run for your life, because the show is likely to please you once you come there!
Summer vacation means also to know how to savor the benefits and pleasures of the sea. Cap Ferret has magnificent treasures including the Horizon beach with a stormy sea ideal for practicing all kinds of water sports. For a much calmer atmosphere to benefit from the quiet place and read a good book, the beaches of the Basin are the ones you need!