Visit Bordeaux and the Arcachon basin
Bordeaux, a city of art and history, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we fully agree with this identification. Many tours are suggested: daily city tours all year round, unusual, gourmet or wine tours.
Start with a visit to the most prestigious monuments such as the Palais Gallien, the last vestige of the Gallo-Roman era, Cathédrale Saint-André, the Pey Berland Tower, the Porte Cailhau or the Grosse Cloche, the second remaining gate of the old medieval wall.
A walk will allow you to truly appreciate the beauty and rhythm of the city. We recommend the Saint Pierre district, the Allées Tourny, the Place de la Bourse and the quays of the left bank, which are very often animated by events.
End the stroll in style with a wine tasting at the CIVB on the Quai des Chartrons or at the Cité du Vin de Bordeaux in the Bassins à Flot district.
For culture and art lovers the choice of museums is very large: Museum of Contemporary Art (CAPC), Museum of Aquitaine, Museum of Decorative Arts, Jean Moulin Centre, Museum of Fine Arts, National Customs Museum, Museum of Wine and Trade or the Museum of Natural History. More playful and attractive for the whole family, we recommend Capsciences, a dynamic museum with youth workshops, a Fablab, exhibitions and events.
The fashionable spot in Bordeaux for all those who love beachculture is Darwin, where you can have a drink while your child skates on the site's ramp, discover exhibitions and concerts...
Bordeaux, is a paradise for shopping lovers, all the big luxury brands are present as well as many artisan shops and young designers compete in creativity to seduce you. Art and antique galleries, delicatessens, wine shops, and wellness institutes also await you for a moment of relaxation between two races!
You can find more information on the site of the Bordeaux Tourist Office.
The Arcachon basin
Two hours from the camping Paradis des Pins Soulac south of Soulac, on the road to Cap Ferret, discover the Arcachon Basin. The tourist reputation of the Basin has been built around several emblematic sites:
- The dune of Pilat
- The Isle aux Oiseaux
- The winter town of Arcachon
- The Lighthouse of Cap Ferret
- The Ornithological reserve of Teich
To organise your visit, you can find more information on the website of the tourist office.