53 days in Roscoff, Arcachon Bay & Cap-d'Agde Itinerary

53 days in Roscoff, Arcachon Bay & Cap-d'Agde Itinerary

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53 days in Roscoff, Arcachon Bay & Cap-d'Agde Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  9​h 30​min
— 19 nights
— 16 nights
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Manchester


Roscoff ©
Roscoff is a commune in the Finistère département of Brittany in northwestern France.Roscoff is renowned for its picturesque architecture, labeled "petite cité de caractère de Bretagne" (small town of character) since 2009. Get outdoors at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles and Kerfissien Beach. Visit Plage de Carantec and Plage de la Comtesse for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Perros-Guirec (Sentier des douaniers, Sentier de L'ile Renote, & more), Ploulec'h (Chapelle Notre-Dame du Yaudet & Le Moulin de Crec'h Olen) and Ile Renote (in Tregastel). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Grande Plage des Rosaires, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilot Sainte-Anne, identify plant and animal life at Falaises de Tredrez, and steep yourself in history at Plage Bonaparte.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roscoff online tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Roscoff is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Roscoff due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Arcachon.

Things to do in Roscoff

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, Saint-Pol-de-Leon, Trebeurden, Carantec, Ploulec'h
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Chapelle Sainte Barbe ©
Chapelle Sainte Barbe
La Grande Plage des Rosaires ©
La Grande Plage des Rosaires
Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec ©
Le Tour de la Pointe de Locquirec


Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich and Parc de la Coccinelle. Get outdoors at Dune du Pilat and Plage de la Salie-Nord. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arcachon: Cap-Ferret (Le Phare du Cap Ferret & Chapel of the Algerian villa), Andernos-les-Bains (Eglise St Eloi, Lasergame Megazone, & more) and Lac de Cazaux (in La Teste-de-Buch). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Jetée Thiers, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc de la Cheneraie, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Bassin d'Arcachon, and get great views at Observatoire Sainte-Cecile.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arcachon trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Roscoff to Arcachon in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Roscoff in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Arcachon: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cap-d'Agde.

Things to do in Arcachon

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gujan-Mestras, La Teste-de-Buch, Andernos-les-Bains, Cap-Ferret, Le Teich
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Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes ©
Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes
Dune du Pilat
Dune du Pilat
Lac de Cazaux ©
Lac de Cazaux


Cap-d'Agde ©
Get in touch with nature at Plage de la Grande Conque and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Maison Noilly Prat and Promenade a Cheval Aresquiers. Change things up with these side-trips from Cap-d'Agde: Frontignan (Plage des Aresquiers & Les Anciens Salins), Sete (Theatre de la Mer - Jean Villar, Les Pierres Blanches, & more) and Domaine La Grangette (in Castelnau-de-Guers).

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cap-d'Agde trip planner .

You can drive from Arcachon to Cap-d'Agde in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cap-d'Agde when traveling from Arcachon in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cap-d'Agde

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sete, Vias, Agde, Marseillan, Frontignan
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Musee Ephebe ©
Musee Ephebe
Plage de VALRAS ©
Plage de VALRAS
Agd'Aventure ©