On 10 hectares, the Winter Town of Arcachon saw the construction of one of the most original sets of villas of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This district, on the heights of the city, is a small paradise of architecture and fantasy. Each villa tells a story, that of the birth of Arcachon, which became thanks to the Pereire brothers a top resort of the Belle Epoque.
A paradise of architecture and fantasy
The Winter City is a mosaic of buildings all more eccentric than each other. The architects of the time evidently showed a delusional imagination to equip these villas, Swiss chalets, Gothic manors or Moorish pavilions with balconies with chiseled additions, turrets, colonnades, neo-classical facades, extravagant roofs, singular stairs, verandas and exotic gardens.