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Arcachon

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Arcachon is a beach resort near Bordeaux in the Aquitaine region of Southwestern France.

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Lovely surrondings of Arcachon becomes horrendous in July if you try to get anywhere — it takes nearly 3 hours to get from Arcachon to Andernos Le Bains in the early evenings. In fact, if you want to go anywhere in the area in summer, you'd better start early in the morning around 9AM. This is not a place for those preferring laziness in the mornings while on vacations.

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  • Dune du Pilat, (Bus From Arcachon, Line 1 at http://www.baia-cobas.fr/), [1]. Largest sand dune in Europe, you can climb the side or the stairs to its 107m-high peak. The long side faces the Atlantic, and there is a small cafe on the beach. Be careful if you are barefoot or in sandals, the sand gets pretty hot in the sun.  edit


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  • Hotel Le B d'Arcachon (Hotel Arcachon), 4 rue du Professeur Jolyet (33 120 Arcachon), +33 5 56 83 99 91, [2]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11pm. The Hotel Le B d'Arcachon is located on the beach promenade and offers 56 rooms and 3 suites, some of them with a view over the bay and a bar "Le Bridge Bar". Its central location offers direct access to the city, the shopping area,the diverse attractions and the railway station.  edit


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