The village The Canon
The village of The Canon is a must in Cap Ferret. In spring the place is just magic, in summer it is extraordinary.
The colourful oyster huts, the main alley dotted with oyster shells, the mimosas in bloom. Everything is there to immerse you in a world apart. Time for an oyster tasting in front of the Bassin.
A small beach is accessible to all tides in the middle of the bay. Rather small, it is quickly crowded. If you arrive early enough you will undoubtedly spend a beautiful day facing the Arcachon Basin. The name comes from a large cast iron cannon. This cannon stayed a long time. It remains as a memory of the maritime wars against the English during the Revolution and the First Empire.
These boats were initially dedicated to fishing or oyster farming and later to boat trips. During the 20th century, they became pleasure craft. These boats are now equipped with all modern comforts and represent most of the pinnacles that we meet today on the ports of the Arcachon Basin. Often made of composite materials, modern pinnacles are less and less made of pine wood, but they still retain their characteristic silhouette.