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Cap Ferret by Olivier
Epicurean, world-traveller, and highly sought-after DJ, Olivier lives in Shanghai and summers every year in Cap Ferret with his beautiful family
Chez Hortense is a pillar of the “Ferret” life. The food is excellent, and the staff are fantastic. (Ask to be on the 1st or 2nd row)
Pinasse Café offers the best views of the Dune du Pilat.
The food is delicate and delicious. (Ask to be on the 1st row)
Le Mayzou is very relaxed, great for brunch, and the trendy place to be seen.
La Cabane d’Edouard is a personal favourite. Simple French food, fabulous oysters, and a super atmosphere. (Ask to be on the 1st row)
Chez Boulan is the best for white wine and oysters.
A short boat ride across the “bassin” from Cap Ferret in Arcachon is the famous Philippe Starck Hotel La Co(o)rniche, which is fantastic for long lunches and an afternoon on the sandy beach (book early…).
Favourite things to do:
The beach: There are long sandy beaches on the Atlantic coast, and my favourite is Sail Fish at the end of the day to watch the sunset. During the day, we often go to La Torchère or La Pointe, which are supervised beaches.
Promenades: There are lots of phenomenal promenades for walkers and cyclists that follow the coast through the pine tree forests and go on for hundreds of kilometres.
Pinasse Boats: Traditional wooden boats from Cap Ferret that take you out on the “bassin” with a hamper for lunch and drinks. These can be rented for a full or half day and ask to go to the “Banc d’Arguin.”