Sortie nature, découverte de la Pointe d’Arçay

The 10 July 2024



Bookings for the guided tour of the Pointe d'Arçay open two weeks before the date of the outing.


The Pointe d'Arçay, in the southern part of La Faute-sur-Mer, is a peninsula around 5 to 6 km long, running parallel to the coast. It is bordered on one side by the Lay and on the other by the Atlantic.

This ever-expanding sandy spit was formed during the 18ᵉ century by the accumulation of sand deposited by currents. It is largely covered by a forest of maritime pines.

Although closed to the public, you can discover its exceptional flora and fauna in July and August, during free guided tours organised by the Office national des forêts and the Office national de la chasse.

Bookings and information at the Tourist Office.

Please note that this tour is not recommended if you have difficulty walking or standing. It is not suitable for young children or pushchairs.
You walk for around 3 hours, through different landscapes, sands, forest... alternating stops during which you will be told about the landscape, fauna, flora, life in the reserve...

Duration: 3 hours

  • Types : themed tours and outings


Availabilities and booking


Visits languages

  • French


  • Length of visit : 3h (on average)


Prices / opening times



The 10 July 2024
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