Villa La Tosca
Cap Ferret, France
Slip into a world of Gallic charm and wondrous nature in this historic seafront luxury villa near Bordeaux. Built in an ornate Italian style for a local dignitary in 1903, Villa La Tosca faces out over the hypnotic seascape of the bay of Arcachon....
Cap Ferret, France
This is a real dream of a property. Lodge Canon is a luxury villa in Cap-Ferret with sea views to die for. Several of the bedrooms look out to sea, too – there’s surely no finer sight to wake to each morning. As well as the beach that has direct...
Destination Guide: Cap Ferret
About Cap Ferret
Secluded, relaxed and authentic, the French oyster capital of Cap Ferret, on the Atlantic coast, is the perfect sophisticated seaside destination for those looking for a luxury villa holiday away from the crowds. This picturesque location is words apart from the glamorous Riviera, but without any compromise and style.
Cap Ferret is a small sandy peninsula that just south from the Medoc, approximately 30 miles west of Bordeaux. In the east you will find the glittering blue bay of Bassin d’Arcachon, home to stunning antique yachts. To the west, a third of a mile across the peninsula is the beach, which is hugely poplar with surfers. This is also where you will find local boulangeries and grill restaurants, perfect for long lunches before you head back to your luxury villa after the sun has set.
With villas popping up in amongst the sand dunes, you can feel like you have the beach to yourself from the comfort of your luxury villa. And if you decide to explore the area better, be sure to hire a bike there are lots of cycle routes, and the villages are worth exploring, especially when in heading to the local markets such as the one in Arcachon where you can buy ingredients for a beach picnic.
Cap Ferret is approximately an hour drive from Bordeaux airport or train station.
Best places to eat and drink in Cap Ferret
The emphasis here is on rustic luxury – think barbeques and oysters.
Be sure to head to Chez Boulan on an evening of your luxury ski holiday, it is just one of the many tasting bars that populate the Quartier Ostréicole. Here you will find deliciously fresh and salty oysters with lemon wedges, plates of steamed shrimp all to be washed down with local white wine. What more could you want?
Or head to Le Père Ouvrard with its tempting happy hour and fish-based tapas. Just sit back, keep the small dishes coming and you’ll feel like a local in no time whilst on a luxury villa holiday in Cap Ferret.
Best time to visit Cap Ferret
Lovely at almost any time of year, though occasionally a little wet in winter, you can holiday here whenever you like. From May to July is the most popular as this is when the average daytime temperature is 23°C.
What we love about Cap Ferret
From May to July when the average daytime temperature is 23°C.
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