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Dune du Pilat

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Address: Route de Biscarrosse, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch, France
Phone Number: 0556221285
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The highest dune in Europe, a unique landscape with an incredible...
The highest dune in Europe, a unique landscape with an incredible panoramic view over the ocean, forest and Arcachon Bay but also and more importantly, a living, natural space that needs to be looked after and protected. Since December 2007, the Syndicat Mixte de la Grande Dune du Pilat has been working to protect and preserve this national piece of heritage that belongs to us all.From the top of this giant (109 meters high, 2,7 kilometers long, 500 meters wide), you can see many remarkable sites of the region.
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Easy to climb - great views

We had no idea what Europe's largest sand dune would offer. It was a relatively easy climb, for a sand dune, and it had spectacular views from the top. The fact we had glorious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had no idea what Europe's largest sand dune would offer. It was a relatively easy climb, for a sand dune, and it had spectacular views from the top. The fact we had glorious weather helped. It is well worth looking at if you are in the area.

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fantastic place. Watch people sliding down the dune, people doing kitsurf in the ocean ... Fantastic scenario ! Loved the place !

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Best time ever...pyla camping best access to dune ...hot showers...good cafe...great flying 1500 above sea....quiet birds chirping... sexy reception staff

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There is plenty of parking in the forest and resonable charges..4euro for 4 hours and no park entrance charge. There are clean facilities at the beginning of the path to the dune and many opportunities to grab a cold water or if your hungry, several tourist grade cafe/bistros. Once you arrive at the dune, your taken aback by how large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

When you arrive to arcachon dune du pilat you'll find a huge space to park. You'll have 30 minutes free, but then you will pay for 4hours in a row, and so on. So be sure of what you want to do. If you want to have a relaxed time, to visit, to go all around, you'll have 3,5 hours... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

An amazing place and a must to visit if you're in the area. Parking for cars was 4 euros but there is no other charge to enter the dune. There are steps going up the main part of the dune but it's more fun to scramble up the sand if you're up for it. Great views from the top. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You pay for parking and that covers everything. €4 for 4 hours. It is best to walk up the steps and then carry on to the highest part. The views are stunning. Great experience to be on top of a sand dune mountain. We enjoyed walking/running down the dune rather than taking the steps.

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Absolutely amasing and a MUST for every visitor in Gironde region! The view is great, don't forget your camera!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This huge sand dune is stunning and quite magical. A bit of an effort to climb but once at the top the views are stunning. On a hot day you can experience something unusual by removing your shoes and walking across the top. Your feet burn and freeze in quick succession as they sink through the sand. The Dune du... More 

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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

An imposing dune not only to climb, but the view, inland and the sea is beautifull. It would be a more awesome experience if you are alone or with a loved one, but the crowds cannot be ignored.

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Additional Information about Dune du Pilat

Address: Route de Biscarrosse, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch, France
Phone Number: 0556221285
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  La Teste-de-Buch
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am

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