Picnic and tour of Bassin d’Arcachon by Pinasse: Thursday 26th May

Arrival and Lunch

We shall meet in a member’s garden in Piraillan at 11.15 /11.30 for an early picnic lunch. Dessert and Coffee supplied but please bring your own picnic)

Pinasse Tour

pinasse-a-arcachonAfter lunch we will drive for 5 minutes to the jetty at le Canon for an excursion at 13:00 in one or more Pinasses.  The Pinasse a classic Arcachon boat originally designed to operate in the shallow waters of the basin for oyster fishing and has a long history of evolution of use.  Each Pinasse for our cruise carries 10 passengers.

The guided tour will visit Ile des Oiseaux, Arcachon Beach, le Mouleau, and Banc d’Arguin which offers great views of Dune du Pilat. It will return along the fascinating Cap Ferret peninsular arriving back at 4pm.


Après Cruise

You are most welcome to return to Annie’s house for a swim in a covered swimming pool (should be warm enough in May for free-form or synchronised swimming as you wish !).


The excursion will cost 35€ (normally 45€) payable in advance. If you would like to join us, please telephone Annie to make your reservation or book online. Annie’s contact details are in the members directory here .

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  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation.