A natural site you must visit while on holiday in the Aquitaine which will take your breath away is the immense Pilat Dune, a mountain (literally speaking) of sand in the Arcachon Bay, the highest sand dune in Europe (around 100m high). This unique natural masterpiece is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the region and we recommend a visit early in the morning or at the end of the day as it often becomes rather crowded in high season. By booking your holiday rental in Aquitaine with Odalys
you will be able to easily visit this spectacular natural site. In the hot summer months, head underground to appreciate the cool air in the Lascaux caves while staying in your nearby holiday rental in Montignac
with Odalys. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an absolute must while on staying in the Aquitaine region but is not the only cave system worth visiting. The Grotte de Rouffignac, the Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, the Grottes de Sare and the Grotte de Font de Gaume, to mention just a few, are other fascinating caves in the Aquitaine region that offer interesting guided tours for visitors.
Book a holiday rental in the Aquitaine
and head off to explore this part of the Atlantic coast with its long, fine sandy beaches, ideal for sunbathing, swimming and surfing (in particular in Biscarosse Plage
, and endless coastal paths allowing you discover the miles of untouched sand dunes either on foot or by bike. Nature lovers will be in for a treat as the variety of the natural habitats in this region are havens for biodiversity allowing you to discover the rich flora and fauna. If you want to sit back and enjoy the scenery, then take a boat trip around the Arcachon Bay with your family and friends and discover the treasures of this magical spot. The Ile aux Oiseaux, Lège Cap Ferret and the oyster farms and of course, you must see the Pilat dune from the sea. Whether you choose to stay in accommodation in a holiday rental in a mobile home campsite
with swimming pool and free family entertainment in the summer season or a quieter residence overlooking the port
, in Hourtin
, by booking your holiday rental with Odalys, you will be able to explore this wonderful region of France and discover its many treasures including the Phare de Cordouan lighthouse or the charming town of Arcachon with its immense marina and numerous restaurants and bars.
The Aquitaine is a real playground for all types of sports fans from water sports, hiking and mountain biking to horse riding and golf. When we think of the Atlantic coast we often think of surfing, which is of course an extremely popular sport in this area thanks to the super waves in some world-famous surfing spots such as Biscarosse Plage
. However, by booking a holiday in the Aquitaine region you will be able to try sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, stand-up paddle, water skiing and many more in the calmer waters of the Arcachon Bay. From your holiday rental with Odalys
, you will have easy access to the many water sports clubs that offer lessons and English is spoken everywhere so get your wetsuits and life jackets on and do as the locals do… For golfing fans, book your holiday accommodation in the quiet Residence Les Greens du Bassin
, set on the golf course offering varied holiday rentals including villas with private swimming pool
! Those looking to get away from the crowds and explore the stunning, luxurious natural landscapes, the Pyrenees mountains are the perfect choice for lovers of hiking, mountain biking and white-water sports. The immense pine-forests of the Landes or of Gascony are perfect for hiking or long bike rides where you can stop and picnic when you like and enjoy the peace and quiet of these magical places… Horse riding is also a popular activity in this area and many clubs organise tours for groups so you can discover the surroundings on horseback ! What a choice for next holiday in France.