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The appartment is situated along the Quai du capitaine Allègre, in Arcachon.
You are facing the marina and the fishing port. This means you will always have something to watch, between the sailing boats coming and going and the fishing vessels unloading their fish. It also means that there might be some noise (and sometimes at odd hours), it doesn't last for long but keep in ming that this is an active port.
The Aiguillon is an authentic part of the town that provides a range of useful shops (bakery, chemist, butcher, cheesemonger) and a good selection of local restaurants.
The town center is a 20 minutes walk along the wooden track on the beach or a 10 minutes cycle ride. You may also use the EHO bus, that runs every 20-30 minutes, it runs right past the flat and will take you to the train station (there are no bus stops, instead you choose where you want to stop...). Or you may want to rent a electric car (Bluecub)...more details below.
Shops and restaurants : 20 m.
Port : 10 m.
Eyrac beach : 500 m.
Sailing club beach : 300 m.
Town Center : 800 m
La Poissonnerie de l'Aiguillon (Fish Monger)
Reynald fromager (cheeses)
Pharmacie du port (Chemist)
Papeterie du port (Newsagent)
L'huitrière (oysters and seafood)
Légumes bio (Organic fruits and vegs)
Supermarkets : Petit Casino (20 m)et Lidl (700 m)
Right there :
Le Patio (Michelin one star)
Le Santa Maria
Le Wine Not
Un peu plus loi
a bit further...
Le Pique Assiette
Cabane de l'Aiguillon (huitres à déguster sur la plage)
|Getting around (apart from walking and cycling)
Small bus linking the train station to several part of the town.
There are 3 loops, buses run every 30 minutes. You get on and off where you want along the way. Runs past the appartment.
There is a self-service electric car station right by the flat. You can rent one for a few minutes or hours. Don't forget your driving licence, passeport and credit card to register. Other stations are located in three different part of Arcachon and there are lots in Bordeaux.
Electric car stations
BAIA bus Network
Several routes to go to the dune of Pyla, Cazaux, or nearby La Teste....
The Bordeaux - Arcachon line stops in every little ports along the Arcachon bay and bicyles can be put on the train for free.
Trains run at least every hour.
There is a wide choice of boat trips (Sailing catamaran, ferries etc..)
They go from the main pier (Jetée Thiers) or from the port in the summer time. You can do just a tour or sail to Cap Ferret, then spend the day there.
Arriving at the appartment from the train station (1 km)
Shortest way (but not so scenic) : take the first right outside the train station towards "place de Verdun", then take the "avenue de la République" (go past the police station, then take the second road to the left), walk straight to the Saint ferdinand church then turn right onto the "boulevard de la plage" and walk another 5 minutes. when you see the Aiguillon quarter, you've arrived !
Scenic route (and not much longer) : From the train station, go straight ahead towards the casino, continue straight on via a side street on the right of the casino to the beach. Once on the seafront, take right onto the wooden walking/cycling track and walk until you are right in front of the appartement !
- By BUS (except Sundays)
Eho bus : Take the Bus C (Aiguillon), get off in front of the restaurant Le Chipiron (meeting point) or right in front of the flat.
BAIA bus :
Route 7 - Stop at Bd Deganne (then walk to the flat, 400 m).
- Using an electric car
Take a car at the rental station across the roundabout from the train station. Drop it right in front of the flat (rue des pêcheries).
|Arriving from the airport Bordeaux Mérignac (65 km)
- TAXI (150 to 170 euros)
- Take the Jet’bus shuttle bus to Bordeaux train station (7 euros) then jump on a train to Arcachon (11 euros).
- We can come and collect you ! Just ask us !