The balsamic scents of the ocean and the pines. A seaside holiday feel. A touch of class. Eclectic villas planted in the middle of the woods. A sense of bygone days. Arcachon has already made a name for itself, lovely at any time of year, born out of the imagination of bold pioneers. It has its faithful visitors, who return come what way. It knows how to reel them in, and keep them coming back.