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Things to do in La Teste-de-Buch

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Biggest sand-dune in Europe, fun to climb up the stairs or if you continue further along the road you can climb through the back and avoid the tourist crowd and souvenir shops. ”
  • 175 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The highest Sand Dune in Europe! Amazing views and outstanding sunsets-not to be missed!”
  • 162 locals recommend
City
“A beautiful bay to visit, many beaches, small fishing villages, oyster parcs to discover.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Hotel
“Without a dout the most beautiful view of the Bassin d'Arcachon from a restaurant / Bar. Expensive but highly worth it for this amazing view. You can also go just for a drink.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Just 35-50 miles away. The famous cap is the place to be... Restaurants offering local seafood, noted for the local oysters Visit Arcachon for its beaches and buildings dating from the beginning of last century, The ultra famous DUNE du PYLA is a must for the views (you have to climb it first) ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Beach
“In front of "Dune du Pilat", it's an moving sand island , good place for protected birds, some hikings are possible.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Skate Park
“Avec plus de 800 animaux, ses 22 hectares de forêt et 4 km de visite, le zoo du Bassin d'Arcachon vous fait découvrir des animaux rares et d'exception... éléphants africains, rhinocéros indiens, orangs-outans de Bornéo, panthères des neiges, fourmiliers, girafes, chimpanzés, tigres blancs, lions blancs, hippopotames, guépards, ours, pandas roux, lémuriens, oiseaux, petits primates etc...”
  • 12 locals recommend
Island
“The jewel of the Bassin d'Arcachon, an island incredibly pictural with its two stilt houses and large varieties of birds.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Passage obligée, one comes for the breathtaking panorama but also for the atmosphere and the smile of Bernadette. The history of the restaurant Chez Hortense begins in 1914 with the great grandmother, Hortense Crampé and continues until today with Bernadette his little daughter and his great grandsons François, Olivier and Frédéric! ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Un parc d'attraction idéal pour les enfants et les adolescents. Petite restauration sur place”
  • 41 locals recommend
Nature
“Voted 2nd best beach out of 50 in the world by The Guardian. The Dune of Pyla is a must-see (500m wide by 2.7 km long). It's the tallest sand dune in Europe.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Passez une journée au Cap Ferret pour le plaisir des yeux et des papilles en dégustant un plateau d huîtres les pieds dans le sable ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
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“Wait for the arrival of Papa towards 1am, his show is unique !! Closing 2 hours with the lakes of Conemara or Light the fire ...... all the generations find themselves and adore.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Quartier vivant et animé d’Arcachon , le Moulleau est un quartier très agréable où tous se fait à pied ou à vélo. Tous se trouve à proximité les bars les restaurants les boutiques la plage et le Cap Ferret par le bateau.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“FREE WIFI Nice place to hang out any time of the day and practice France's favourite sport : People watching! The food is also good there with impeccable service. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Petit village à ne pas manquer plein de charme Y visiter la Villa Algérienne”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Hotel
“Without a dout the most beautiful view of the Bassin d'Arcachon from a restaurant / Bar. Expensive but highly worth it for this amazing view. You can also go just for a drink.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Passage obligée, one comes for the breathtaking panorama but also for the atmosphere and the smile of Bernadette. The history of the restaurant Chez Hortense begins in 1914 with the great grandmother, Hortense Crampé and continues until today with Bernadette his little daughter and his great grandsons François, Olivier and Frédéric! ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Café
“FREE WIFI Nice place to hang out any time of the day and practice France's favourite sport : People watching! The food is also good there with impeccable service. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“Casino dans château du XIXe siècle en bord de bassin avec poker, jeux de table et machines à sous.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“If you go to the Cap Ferret, have lunch here : the view is beautiful! Si vous allez au Cap Ferret, déjeunez ici, la vue set superbe !”
  • 29 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Stylish, great views of the Dune du Pyla. The food is scrumptious, beautiful and fresh. The service is friendly yet professional. Booking is highly recommended -- ask for a table closest to the beach!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
“Une très bonne pizzéria avec vue sur le Bassin. Il y a souvent la queue mais le service est efficace | A good pizzeria with view on the Bay. There is often the queue but the staff is efficient & pizzas are fab”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A best-kept secret for oyster lovers, a wooden shack with a small terrasse where you can enjoy pate, white wine and... oysters of course!”
  • 28 locals recommend

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