At the southern tip of Lège-Cap-Ferret peninsula in Gironde, Cap Ferret separates the Atlantic Ocean from Arcachon bay. Famous for its lighthouse, the village and its surrounding area has retained the authenticity including sumptuous homes, chic atmosphere and very natural landscapes.

Wander around the area and visit Claouey, Les Jacquets, Petit and Grand Piquey, the beach dune, the Canon, L’Herbe, La Vigne port and all the villages on the peninsula.

Cap Ferret lighthouse

From the beach to the point, you can see the Pyla dune. Get a higher view and climb the 258 steps to the top of Cap Ferret lighthouse.

From the top of its 53 metres, the structure affords an exceptional view of Arcachon bay, the dunes and the Atlantic Ocean.


rambles and visit to nature reserves:

Cap Ferret Point : A six-kilometre ramble in an almost lunar landscape, “the A, B, C guide to the dunes” invites you to discover the history of the landscape geography of the site. The formation of dunes, the tide cycle, bird migration, the climate – an open tour on a marked trail or a guided tour with a naturalist (in the summer).

Les Prés Salés d’Arès-Lège covers 500 hectares and is home to around a hundred species of birds and a rich and diverse flora. Fun workshop and activities for the whole family are organised.
The 50-hectare Piraillan reservoirs is a sanctuary for many bird species. Find out about remarkable flora and fauna all along the observation trail and the open rambles suggested by the site.