Cap ferret

cap ferret

How to get to Cap Ferret?

There are other towns like Cap Ferret also located here. Cap Ferret can be reached by road from the north, with good roads connecting it to Bordeaux and other major cities and highways. It is also accessible by passenger ferry from Arcachon, the city across the bay.

What to do in Cap-Ferret?

Slightly north of Cap-Ferret town itself on the Arcachon Bay coast is the some town of lHerbe, and here you will find the bizarre but beautiful La Chapelle de la Villa Algérienne, a Moorish-style catholic church.

What is the relative location of Cap Ferret?

/  44.6461889°N 1.2489194°W  / 44.6461889; -1.2489194 Cap Ferret (English: Cape Ferret) is a headland, situated at the south end of the commune of Lège-Cap-Ferret in the French department of Gironde and region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

What is Cap Ferret famous for?

Cap Ferret is famous for its lighthouse and as an up-market resort that has retained its natural feel at the heart of the Landes of Gascony and the Pays de Buch. It is also famous for its ostreicole (oyster farming) activity and lots of spots of testing. Cap Ferret is accessible by road from the north, and by passenger ferry from Arcachon.

How to get from Bordeaux to Cap Ferret?

The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Cap Ferret is to taxi which costs €130 - €170 and takes 1h 6m. Is there a direct bus between Bordeaux and Cap Ferret?

What to do in Cap Ferret in France?

Things to do in Cap Ferret. Visit the market in Arcachon (open Tuesday to Sunday) and buy ingredients for a beach picnic. Hire a bicycle; there are lots of cycle routes, and the villages are worth exploring. Locabeach is a good bike-hire shop with several locations.

How do you get from Arcachon to Cap Ferret?

So we woke up early to catch the ferry from Arcachon to Cap Ferret. Ferries run all over the Bassin d’Arcachon between the various docks but the one we were getting went from the main pontoon on Arcachon Beach. You can see the ferry timetable here and we made sure to arrive in plenty of time for the 11am ferry.

What is Cap Ferret famous for?

Cap Ferret - Frances smart seaside spot. You may have seen Cap Ferret without ever having been there. It was the backdrop for the French film Les Petits Mouchoirs, in which a group of self-centred Parisians go on holiday while their mutual friend lies dying in hospital.

What is the Cap Ferret?

The famous 44 hectares of the Cap Ferret peninsula are situated south of the lighthouse. This is an area of villas built in the earlier part of last century set amongst the pine trees all served by unmade roads, owned by several French stars, Bordeaux vineyard owners and generations of Cap Ferret inhabitants of more modest means.

What separates Cap Ferret from Arcachon Bay?

The headland takes the form of a spit, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from Arcachon Bay. At the same time, the entrance to Arcachon Bay separates Cap Ferret from the resort town of Arcachon .

Where is Lège-Cap-Ferret?

Lège-Cap-Ferret is a commune in the Gironde department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France. The commune stretches along the length of the Cap Ferret peninsula, from the village of Lège in the north to the point of Cap Ferret in the south.

How big is the Cap Ferret lighthouse?

From the top of its 53 metres, it overlooks the whole of the Arcachon Bay. The Cap Ferret lighthouse is one of the Bay of Arcachon’s most visited monuments.

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