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A privileged location at the crossroads of the region

For your tourist or business stays, with family, friends, groups, couples 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 Arès town center, with all its amenities, is less than a 5-minute walk away, the Arcachon Basin is 500 meters from our establishment, the ocean beaches are 15 minutes away by car and the tip of the Cap Ferret peninsula is 26 kilometers away. The Vélodyssée also passes very close to our hotel, which makes the Grain de Sable an ideal stopover for cycle tourists.

Epicureans and food lovers will be in paradise. A wide choice of restaurants and local product shops is located very close to your Grain de Sable Hotel. For a fresh local taste experience, go to a cabin at the Oyster Port of Arès.

To find out more about the good addresses, the best cycling or pedestrian routes, the most beautiful viewpoints and the must-do 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, depending on your desires to escape!

The Arcachon Basin

Less than 500 meters away, or a 5-minute walk, you will be on the Arcachon Bay. The Arcachon Basin can be visited in many different ways: by boat, on foot, by car or by bike. It is renowned for its gentle way of life, its piers where the salty air and breathtaking landscapes mingle, its villages and its oyster ports. We advise you to take a detour to Gujan-Mestras, Andernos, l'Aiguillon, l'Herbe, le Canon or Biganos to observe multicolored cabins and to taste the local star: the oyster.  

The Cap-Ferret peninsula

Meet the Cap Ferret peninsula, this piece of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Arcachon Basin. You will love strolling around to discover its charming villages, its oyster huts, its typical villas, shopping in the markets, going up to the famous Cap Ferret lighthouse and admiring the magnificent landscape from the Pointe.

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 (around 45 linutes to Grand Crohot beach). The latter are famous for their waves and their extent of fine sand as far as the eye can see. On these beaches, try out surfing, swim or indulge in lounging or a walk along the water's edge .

The Dune of Pilat

Circumvent the Arcachon Basin 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, its 600 m wide and its 3 km long, the Dune du Pilat impresses, fascinates and excites. Sit comfortably at the top and observe the Banc d’Arguin with the ocean in the background.

The bird island and the tchanquée cabins

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

The must-see cities

The Arcachon Basin is bordered by charming towns, full of character. Discover its historical treasures. Don't miss Arcachon with its Winter Town, Le Teich with its ornithological reserve, Lège-Cap Ferret with its gentleness to live and many others. The warm atmosphere, kindness and salty air will be there during your walks in the towns of the Arcachon Basin

Bordeaux and its vineyards

In less than an hour's drive, you will be in Bordeaux. Visit this superb city and its must-see 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-growing regions near Bordeaux: Médoc, Graves, Sauternes, Blaye, Saint-Emilion, etc.

Cycle paths

The region is known for its numerous cycle paths, accessible to the most adventurous and amateurs alike. You can visit every corner of the Arcachon Basin by bike. We invite you to discover the different cycle paths that cross, run alongside or slalom across the Arcachon Bay. Please note: the Vélodyssée passes near our establishment.

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