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. The headland takes the form of a spit, which separates the Atlantic Ocean from Arcachon Bay. At the same time, the entrance to Archachon Bay separates Cap Ferret from the resort town of Arcachon. 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 on the shores of Arcachon Bay with the beaches on the Atlantic coast.
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- (French) Panoramas of Cap Ferret
- (French) Official web site of Cap Ferret
- (English) The lighthouse on the site World Wide Panorama
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