All posts tagged: Bay of Arcachon

A wonderful & inspiring back garden

A wonderful & fun boat trip to the Cap-Ferret

Two days ago, Mila and I took the boat to spend the day with Catherine who was staying with friends in the Cap-Ferret. Taking a boat trip to the Cap-Ferret for the day is one of my favourite thing when I’m in the Bay of Arcachon. It feels like a mini adventure and it’s a really nice way to spend the day and do something completely different. You can get a ride from Le Moulleau, Pyla or Arcachon and crossings varies between 20 min and an hour and will drop you at different spots on the island. 

Child-friendly places to eat in the Bay of Arcachon

Birthday diner at the beach

Last night, we went for a family diner to celebrate my birthday. I didn’t fancy going to a typical French restaurant with 3-course meal because I can no longer stomach such heavy meals (can you!??) and I have a bunch of girlfriends arriving this weekend for a “girls weekend” so I wanted to pace myself. Instead, I wanted to do the two things I love doing the most when I’m in the Bay of Arcachon: Having a drink at La Co(o)rniche because I never get tired of the view of the Dune du Pyla and have oysters Chez Jejehne.

Dune du Pyla, France. Voted 2nd best beach in the world by The Guardian. (C) Photography: Karine Köng

WEEKEND#

What are you up to this weekend? I’m driving Steve to the airport as he is off to join a friend in Argentina on a bike road trip. Travels are high on my priorities this year so when he asked me if he could do it and be away for 2 or 3 weeks, I was like “yes of course, go ahead, I wish I could come with you” but now it’s departure time, both of us are not looking forward to being apart from each other :-) Here are some cool, fun links for you: The Dune of Pyla (above), which is near our holiday home in the Bay of Arcachon has been listed as the second best beach in the World out of 50 by The Guardian! Here is an article in Sud-Ouest. This video of David Beckham and James Corden cracked me up. I love this hotel in Puglia through the lens of Carla Coulson. Are you a hot skinny bowl fanatic? I finally got around to read this long article and it was so interesting, such a different area …

Wedding Photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie in the Bay of Arcachon. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Wedding photography by Chloé Lapeyssonnie

A few days ago I came across this wedding photo… Two things caught my attention…My “dream car” in the background (a Mehari!), often seen in my little corner of France and the bride showing off her knickers, which made me laugh and then I discovered

Weekend away by the sea, Airbnb, France, Atlantic Coast, Bay of Arcachon

Weekend away in the Bay of Arcachon

It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful the Bay of Arcachon is, even in Winter. Last weekend, the weather was just glorious and so mild for November, it felt like a gift.

8 favourite Summer spots in the Bay of Arcachon. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

8 favourite summer spots in the Bay of Arcachon

A few people coming to stay in our holidays homes (this one for 6 people and this one for 8 people) have been asking me about places to eat and what to do with young children so here are my favourite spots to eat in the Bay of Arcachon and they are all child-friendly.

French house renovations, new floor & sofa. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

HOUSE IN FRANCE | LOUNGE RENOVATIONS

Here are some photos of the lounge we recently renovated in this house in France and managed to finish before our first guests from Sweden arrived! I absolutely love how it looks.

Adorable holiday rentals in The Bay of Arcachon, France. Home from home...read on www.karinecandicekong.com

Holiday rentals in the Bay of Arcachon

We always spent our holidays in France in this home which is now fully booked the whole Summer except the week from 22nd August but we also have this pretty house for 6 people near the Bay of Arcachon where I stayed for three months after giving birth to Mila.