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FIVE REASONS TO VISIT CAP FERRET
"Suddenly one of France’s best-kept secrets was revealed: a tranquil and beautiful wilderness colliding enchantingly with fishing boats, oyster villages, dreamy holiday homes and the ocean"
The Weekend FT's view - read Cap Ferret article
Due west of Bordeaux, the Cap Ferret peninsula is a treat for the senses - the scent of the pine forest, the constant rumble of rollers washing up on the western coast, the salty, slippery taste of oysters washed down with a Bordeaux blanc and, at the end of the day, sitting on top of one of the dunes overlooking the Atlantic and watching the sun go down. Bliss!
Cap Ferret village, is the chic-est spot on the the Presqu'Ile. Smart boutiques, cafes and restaurants in a low-rise, laid-back setting - the ambience is casual, relaxed but appreciative of good living.
The famous '44 hectares' of the Cap Ferret peninsula are situated south of the lighthouse. This is an area of villas built in the earlier part of last century set amongst the pine trees all served by unmade roads, owned by several French stars, Bordeaux vineyard owners and generations of Cap Ferret inhabitants of more modest means. It's probably the most natural, exclusive yet unpretentious 'housing estate' in France and also home to the island's most famous restaurant, Chez Hortense - laid back (what else could it be here?) and popular with France's VIPs.
Cap Ferret - Our Personal Highlights
French resorts tend to be very seasonal and this can often come as a surprise to visitors who are less familiar with France. Owners of seasonal business such as bars and restaurants can often get by simply by operating in two months of the year - July & August - and are happy to shut down the rest of the year.
Cap Ferret does have a buzz in July & August whereas it is much much quieter outside those months. But, in our opinion, June and September are ideal months to visit if you can - the crowds have gone, the weather is warm and there are still restaurants and boutiques to enjoy.
Find out more in our Cap Ferret tourist information guide. Topics covered include beaches, activities, kids' attractions, restaurants, cultural attractions and more...
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