Cap Ferret

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Cap Ferret
Map showing the location of Cap Ferret
Location Aquitaine, France
Coordinates 44°38′46.28″N 1°14′56.11″W / 44.6461889°N 1.2489194°W / 44.6461889; -1.2489194Coordinates: 44°38′46.28″N 1°14′56.11″W / 44.6461889°N 1.2489194°W / 44.6461889; -1.2489194
Offshore water bodies Atlantic Ocean,
Arcachon Bay

Cap Ferret (English: Cape Ferret) is a headland, situated at the south end of the commune of Lège-Cap-Ferret in the French department of Gironde and region of Aquitaine. The headland takes the form of a spit, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from Arcachon Bay. At the same time, the entrance to Arcachon Bay separates Cap Ferret from the resort town of Arcachon.

Cap Ferret is famous for its lighthouse and as an up-market resort that has retained its natural feel at the heart of the Landes of Gascony and the Pays de Buch. It is known as a place of leisure for the high French society and remains a trendy destination for summer holidays.

Cap Ferret is accessible by road from the north, and by passenger ferry from Arcachon. The Tramway du Cap-Ferret, a diesel operated narrow-gauge railway, links the ferry landing at Bélisaire on the shores of Arcachon Bay with the beaches on the Atlantic coast.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ "Accès / transport" (in French). Office de tourisme de Lège-Cap Ferret. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Navettes - Arcachon - Cap Ferret" (in French). Union des Bateliers Arcachonnais. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  3. ^ "A pied, à vélo, en petit train ..." (in French). Mairie Lege Cap Ferret. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 

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