Practical information about Cap Ferret
Cap Ferret in a few
Beautiful landscapes, intense blue water, a pleasant climate throughout the year, oysters with incomparable iodized flavors, a dune that the whole world comes to visit ... The reputation of Cap Ferret is quite justified.Whether you are looking for a lovely seaside town which can take care of the holidaymakers’ families and offers summer festivities that will make you discover folklore and local gastronomic specialties. If you are a fan of the outdoors who wants to enjoy your holidays by revitalizing and by relaxing, you will find what you are looking for in Cap Ferret.
Indeed, the peninsula has the originality of having two faces with very different assets. To the west, a long dune that protects beautiful beaches swept by the waves of the ocean. In the east, villages of oyster- farmers with charming little beaches for family. And to take advantage of both facets of this place, there are kilometers of bike paths to be explored and maritime shuttles that provide an original view from the sea of wonders of the coast of the Basin.This enchanting setting is probably not totally unknown to you, as it served as the setting for famous films such as Guillaume Canet's Les Petits Mouchoirs. Moreover, the stars of the small and big screen appreciate the atmosphere and the discretion of Cap Ferret. Therefore , it is probable that when you returned from the beach you would cross familiar faces.
Gastronomy, the Cap Ferret and its villages are not outdone of specialties to taste.Of course, the sea is the first place to find the deliciousness with the oysters in great favorites. However, sausages (sausages) and pastries (fluted and cabbage) follow closely in the range of local and typical flavors.As you can see, the Cap Ferret offers only good surprises which will be among the highlights of your stay.
When should we come?
The sunny days begin in April and end in October. As of July, temperatures rise and can reach 28 °. The ideal conditions for bathing (water reaching 22 °, swept by a hot wind of 18 °) are gathered from June to October, with a peak in July and August.
Good to know!
The benefits of spending a holiday at Cap Ferret are so numerous that the place get known word of mouth by regular visitors. Therefore, if you plan to leave during the summer, it is recommended to get organized in the winter.
How to get there?
Car: served by numerous motorways, the Cap Ferret is very easily accessible by car to the four corners of France.From Paris, take the A10 towards Bordeaux. The estimated time for the travel is only 6 hours. From Toulouse, the A62 to Bordeaux, then the A660 (direction Arcachon) will take you in 3 hours to the port.Itinerary bis that the local appreciate: from Bordeaux, join the basin of Arcachon in less than 1 hour by the direct way N250.
Train: six SNCF stations allow you to reach the Arcachon basin: Biganos bill, Le Teich, Gujan-Mestras, La Hume (Gujan-Mestras), La Teste de Buch and Arcachon. Most of them are served by a TGV line running every day of the week.From Bordeaux, TER connections also take place daily. Since summer 2016, you can transport your bicycles in some TER.All schedule details are available here:http://www.ter.sncf.com/aquitaine
Airport: the closest airport to Cap Ferret is Bordeaux-Mérignac. Large nation and international airlines that provide daily flights to this airport. Low cost companies like EasyJet also offer trips at prices that can be less than 100 €.To reach Cap Ferret, it's easy!You can rent a car at Bordeaux airport and join the Basin in 45 minutes. The counters of big renters like Hertz or Rentalcars are installed in the airport itself.More economical, buses are also at your disposal to reach the Cap Ferret in 1 hour drive. (http://transgironde.gironde.fr/).