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Address: Route de Biscarrosse, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch, France
Phone Number: 0556221285
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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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Had a bet with my co-worker that I could run up to the dune. It was easy to the halfway but then my legs said no and had almost crawl the rest... I was totally done in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Had a bet with my co-worker that I could run up to the dune. It was easy to the halfway but then my legs said no and had almost crawl the rest... I was totally done in the top. Lost the bet by was definitely worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing combinative scene of woods and huge sand hill. We had picnic on the top of hill and went down to beach for cool swimming. Definitely worthy but be prepared for the effort of climbing and hot sand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a natural dune 110 meters tall that formed over 4000 years and that is still "growing". The view from above is amazing. The dune is free to access, you only pay a nominal parking fee. the park guide offer a free tour at 8 pm in which they explain how the dune is formed, how it is monitored.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Parking was cheap and no entrance fee. Fun experience walking up the dune and running down it. Our puppy loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

And the highest in Europe! Perfect spot to parapent and to enjoy the Atlantic sunset. Running up and down makes a perfect excersise ;-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Well worth a visit - the dune itself is very impressive at 2.7km long, although it's hard work to walk on! Highly recommended - visit early as it gets busy and the sand gets hot if it's a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You can walk up the dune. It is a great view esp for sunset and sunrise. It was Bastile day while we were there so got some fireworks thrown in for free ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

as we happened to arrive early in the morning, it was really enjoyable to climb the dunes and take in the views. indeed, this is an impressive place. as we left towards 11.00 a.m. a big crowd, like masses going to a football game, moved towards this natural beauty. It left as somewhat puzzled. If we had arrived by then,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I saw a photo of the Dune du Pilat in a travel guide and wanted to see it in person. We were staying in downtown Bordeaux but drove an hour out to the beach (the charming coastal town of Arcachon is 5 minutes away from the dune) and I'm glad we did. The dune is huge and mind boggling! You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A must to see and experience,fabulous view,great wing,great hicking experience a must to experience when in France

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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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