Great… it’s raining!

Ok it’s raining, but it’ll take more than that to put a dampener on your stay in Arcachon Bay!

On wet or cloudy days, take the opportunity to discover other activities that are just as fun for holidays or weekend breaks.

Local media libraries and swimming pools, casinos, bowling, laser games, cinema, balneotherapy…

There’s no shortage of ways to get out and about, even when it’s raining!

Cultural and discovery outings

  • Maison Louis David in Andernos-les-Bains
  • Petit Musée de l’Huître, Cabane n°55 in Andernos-les-Bains
  • Chapelle des Marins in Arcachon
  • Chapelle de la Villa Algérienne in the oyster-farming village of L’Herbe
  • Maison de l’Huître museum, in Gujan-Mestras
  • Gardarem Ecomuseum in Lanton
  • Cabane du Résinier in Lège-Cap Ferret
  • Cap Ferret Lighthouse and its interactive exhibition
Visite de la Source des Abatilles à Arcachon

Follow a guide!

  • Participate at the fish market in Arcachon (by registration +33 5 57 52 97 97)
  • Source des Abatilles in Arcachon : visit of the drilling site and bottling plant to discover the different stages of production. Visit of Abatilles museum.
  • Little Train in Arcachon (covered train)
  • “Les Gourmandises d’Aliénor” chocolate factory in La Teste de Buch
  • Caviar is a Bay speciality (L’Esturgeonnière in Le Teich or Moulin de la Cassadote in Biganos)
  • Tour of the SMURFIT-KAPPA paper mill in Biganos

Go to your nearest Tourist Office to find out more about these visits

Things to do with kids

  • Foli’z, a large covered play area in Biganos
  • BIG’A JUMP, covered Trampoline Park in Biganos
  • City Beach (skim park, wakebox) in La Teste de Buch
  • The Bay’s cinemas are open all year round!
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Covered boat trips

Departures from Arcachon, Le Cap Ferret, Le Canon and Andernos-les-Bains, according to the trip and season:

  • Tour of the Ile aux Oiseaux, duration 1 hr 45 min / Adult: €16, Child (4 to 12 years): €11, Young Child (1 to 3 years): €5.50
  • Grand Tour of the Bay, duration 2 hr 45 min / Adult: €25, Child (4 to 12 years): €17, Young Child (1 to 3 years): €8.50

Contact the Union des Bateliers (Arcachon Boatmen’s Union) for more information.

Not far from the Bay…

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Set off to explore Bordeaux:

  • Slip on a pair of boots and wander through the old streets of Bordeaux
  • Settle back in one of the unique armchairs in the Utopia cinema
  • Take the opportunity to shop in the longest street in Europe: Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • You won’t be stuck for ideas for cultural outings in Bordeaux, with the Aquitaine Museum, Cité du vin, Cap Science, CAPC and more
  • Enjoy the local gastronomy in a large selection of restaurants
  • Vineyards and châteaux: Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion, Médoc, Entre-deux-mers…
  • Planète Bordeaux (Route de Libourne, Beychac-et-Caillau), La Winerie
Les Landes and inland:
  • Aqua park – Spadium de Salles
  • Marquèze eco-museum in Salles
  • Musée de l’hydravion in Biscarrosse