This morning your private guide will meet you at your hotel and you will be on your way to the Arcachon region.
The oyster region of Arcachon reaches from the estuary of the Gironde River south to the big Arcachon Bay, and then all the way down to the border of Spain.
As the name of this oyster region suggests, the huge triangular Arcachon Bay is of key importance to this region. It covers about 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) and opens to the Atlantic Ocean at a place called Cap Feret. The Arcachon Bay, although connected to the sea, is reminiscent of a land-locked sea. Many charming fishing villages are sprinkled along its perimeter. The weather is usually pleasantly warm and the locals are laid back and friendly. An island called "Ile aux Oiseaux" ("Island of the Birds") is located right in the middle of the bay. The seashore is also delightful. The largest sand dune in Europe can be found along the 52 miles of pristine beach.
Located only about an hour drive time from the charming City of Bordeaux, the Arcachon Bay is the perfect place to take a day trip - and to feast on lots of fabulous oysters and other seafood. The French tradition is to enjoy oysters with a light French white, but if you need to know more just take a trip to the oyster museum which explains in detail how oysters are cultivated.