About Cap Ferret
Surrounded by scented pine forests, salty sea air and sun-kissed sandy beaches, Cap Ferret is a little slice of heaven right on the Bordeaux coast. This exquisite spit overlooks both the Atlantic Ocean and Arcachon Bay, providing a number of attractive for exciting water-based activities.
On the ocean side of Cap Ferret, the endless Atlantic waves are ideal for experienced surfers seeking the perfect break. Those who are a little more tentative about the chop may prefer Cap Ferret’s inland side. Arcachon Bay offers much calmer, and warmer, waters, which seem to be made for a relaxing sea swim or languorous boat ride. The bay is also home to one of the most exquisite and uncrowded white-sand beaches in France.
As the sun sets you can enjoy unrivalled views from Cap Ferret lighthouse. The sun sinking behind the Atlantic horizon is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of your trip. After braving the waves, you’ll no doubt want to sample some of the region’s cuisine. Let us arrange a local culinary expert to come directly to your luxury Cap Ferret villa for a wine and food tasting experience. Washing down some delectably fresh oysters with a fine Bordeaux wine, you’ll taste the good life of Cap Ferret.
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The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
The South West is in a temperate zone that is far enough in the north to experience all four seasons. The region has pleasant and warm spring weather. There are hot summers with an average temperature around 30°C. Daylight in the summer averages between 8 and 9 hours. Autumn in the South West is also pleasant, with warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. The days can be quite short during the winter months, with an average number of sunlight hours between 2 and 3 in December and January and temperatures below the freezing mark.