©Kévin Biette
12 months 12 visits

12 months 12 visits

revisits Arcachon throughout the year with guides who pass on the nuggets.

This daring program promises to shake up perceptions and reveal Arcachon’s best-kept secrets. Off the beaten track! We invite you to explore original themes, with a new proposal every month. Each visit promises a unique and immersive experience.

Reservations required at the Tourist Office.


Coastal walk

Guided tour proposed by Sandrine

Join Sandrine on a coastal hike and discover the sublime landscapes of Arcachon’s seafront. Breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy an unforgettable nature break.


History of Arcachon’s famous couples

Guided tour by Myriam

In February, Myriam takes you in the footsteps of Arcachon’s famous couples. Discover the passionate love stories that have marked the town’s history. A must-see for romantics!

Wednesday February 14 and Thursday February 29


Women of Arcachon history

Guided tour by Sandrine

Sandrine invites you to discover the extraordinary destinies of women who have left their mark on Arcachon’s history. A moving tribute to their courage and determination. From Sissi the Empress to Countess Natalia de Gouloubev, from the Maréchale de Saint Arnaud to the Resistance fighter Marie Bartette, Sandrine opens the doors to these powerful destinies and their anecdotes.

March 8-16-30, 10am to 12:30pm


Storytelling tour of l’Aiguillon

Guided tour by Christel

Christel will reveal the mysteries of this magical place during her April guided stroll. Let her knowledge transport you, and discover the history of this emblematic Arcachon district. This colorful district was once home to fisheries, fish canning factories, shipyards, sailors and workers.

Friday April 19, 10.30am to 12pm


Arcachon: a source of literary inspiration

Guided tour by Myriam

Myriam takes you in the footsteps of the great authors who found inspiration in the town. A literary tour for all book lovers, discovering the anecdotes and secrets of the writers who spent time in the town.

Monday May 6, 10am to 12:30pm


The songbirds of Abatilles

Guided tour by Tom

In the verdant setting of the Parc des Abatilles, a listed site in the middle of Arcachon, Tom will take you on a guided tour to observe the little winged folk of parks and gardens, the so-called “common” birds that are not without interest. As you meet them, he’ll tell you all about the richness of this fauna, which isn’t so familiar to us after all.

Saturday June 1, 3pm to 5pm


Discover the town and its little secrets

Virginie’s guided tour

Virginie takes you back in time to before Arcachon was even born. Explore the town, its seasons and its rich history. To make this visit astonishing and sometimes unusual, your guide will evoke mysteries, legends and hidden, forgotten stories. Arcachon will no longer hold any secrets for you.

Saturday July 27 from 10am to 12pm


La Ville d’Hiver in words

Guided tour proposed by Pierre

Take your family on an adventure through the Ville d’Hiver district! Pierre has prepared a discovery rally to help you discover the historic district in a different way, with a special focus on villa names. In a family or friendly team, your challenge, if you accept it, will be to be the fastest to find the solutions…

Wednesday, August 28, 2.30 – 4pm


See it all on 2 wheels

Guided tour proposed by Valérie

In the mood for an unusual and friendly tour? Let Valérie guide you on an electric bike tour! Explore the secrets of the town, from the seafront to Moulleau, via the port and the winter town. Two hours of cultural, fun and active discovery for an unforgettable 10 km tour.

Tuesdays, September 3 and 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Nuggets and delicacies from Arcachon

Guided tour by Christel

Christel takes you on a tour of Arcachon’s gourmet treasures. Taste local specialties and discover the skills of local artisans as Christel highlights the remarkable villas in and around the Coeur de Ville.

Friday, October 25 from 10am to 12:30pm


The little mushroom people

Guided tour by Tom

Sneak like elves among the park’s grasses and trees to marvel at the diversity of its mushrooms, and learn more about their mysteries, dangers and delights. Tom will guide you on an educational and enriching stroll.

Saturday November 16th, 3pm to 5pm


Raconte ta Nature

Guided tour by Tom

Unleash your creativity in an enchanting setting! Accompanied by Pierre, take part in a fun and original workshop in the heart of an extraordinary garden. Working solo or in teams, create an ephemeral work of art from natural elements. 1h30 of challenge and inspiration for an unforgettable experience!

Friday, December 27, 2:30 pm to 4 pm