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A privileged location at the crossroads of the region

For your tourist or business stays, with family, friends, group, couple or alone, find yourself at the crossroads of the region in our charming 3-star hotel in Arès. Indeed, we are ideally located in the region. The city center of Arès, with all its amenities, is less than 5 minutes' walk away, the Bassin d'Arcachon is 500 meters from our establishment, the ocean beaches are 15 minutes away by car and the tip of the peninsula Cap Ferret Island is 26 kilometers away. The Vélodyssée also passes very close to our hotel, which makes the Grain de Sable an ideal stopover for cyclists. 

Epicureans and food lovers will be in heaven. A wide choice of restaurants and shops selling local products can be found very close to your Hotel Grain de Sable. For a fresh local taste experience, head to a cabin in Port Ostréicole d'Arès.

To find out more about the best addresses, the best cycling or pedestrian routes, the most beautiful viewpoints and the essential activities, we invite you to meet your hosts, Patrizia and Alain, at the reception. These enthusiasts of the region will be able to advise you best, according to your desires to escape!

Arcachon Bay

Less than 500 meters away, or a 5-minute walk, you will be on the Bassin d'Arcachon. The Bassin d'Arcachon can be visited in many different ways: by boat, on foot, by car or by bike. It is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, its piers where the iodized air and breathtaking landscapes mingle, its villages and its oyster ports. We advise you to make a detour via Gujan-Mestras, Andernos, l'Aiguillon, l'Herbe, le Canon or Biganos to observe the multicolored huts and to taste the local star: the oyster.

The Cap-Ferret peninsula

Come to the Cap Ferret peninsula, this piece of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bassin d'Arcachon. You will love strolling to discover its charming villages, its oyster huts, its typical villas, shopping in the markets, climbing to the famous Cap Ferret lighthouse and admiring the grandiose landscape from the Pointe.

The ocean beaches

Only 15 minutes separate you from the ocean beaches of the Cap Ferret peninsula. You can also get there by taking the magnificent forest cycle path (about 45 minutes for Grand Crohot beach). The latter are renowned for their waves and stretch of fine sand as far as the eye can see. On these beaches, learn to surf, swim or indulge in idleness or a stroll along the water's edge.

The Dune of Pilat

Circumvent the Arcachon Bay to reach the Dune du Pilat. The highest dune in Europe welcomes you in this exceptional setting, between forest, sand and ocean. With its 110 m height, 600 m width and 3 km length, the Dune du Pilat impresses, fascinates and excites. Sit comfortably at the top and observe the Bancs d’Arguin with the ocean in the background. 

Bird Island and the cabins on stilts

From one of the piers in the Bassin d'Arcachon, you can embark on a cruise towards the Île aux Oiseaux and its famous cabins on stilts. You will get as close as possible to this postcard setting. This boat or kayak trip will seem timeless.

Must-see cities

The Bassin d’Arcachon is bordered by charming towns, full of character. Discover its treasures of history. Do not miss Arcachon with its Ville d'Hiver, Le Teich with its ornithological reserve, Lège-Cap Ferret with its relaxed lifestyle and many others. The warm atmosphere, the benevolence and the iodized air will be there during your walks in the cities of the Bassin d'Arcachon. 

Bordeaux and its vineyards

In less than an hour's drive, you will be in Bordeaux. Visit this superb city and its unmissable monuments: Place de la Bourse, Cité du Vin, Quartier Saint-Michel, quays of the Garonne, etc. Bordeaux and its region are known for their vineyards. Take one of the many wine routes in the wine regions near Bordeaux: Médoc, Graves, Sauternes, Blaye, Saint-Emilion, etc.

Bike paths

The region is known for its many cycle paths, accessible to the more adventurous as well as to amateurs. You can visit all the corners of the Bassin d'Arcachon by bike. We invite you to discover the various cycle paths that cross, skirt or slalom on the Bassin d'Arcachon. Please note: the Vélodyssée passes near our establishment. 

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