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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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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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amasing!

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

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Well worth the climb! Great view very peaceful love love loved it! You must run down instead of using the steps to get the full experience very safe!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Breath taking files, breath taking climb, breath taking view; all in all a breath taking experience for both adults and kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very impressive sand dune right in the middle of a forest and coastline. The trek up isn't nearly as arduos as other TA reviews make it out to be, but I think I would change my tune if I did it on a hot summer day, instead of an incredibly sunny day in mid-May! Just be reminded to wear shorts... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

At the south end of Dune de Pyla is a great place for paragliding. One should preferably have a mini wing 18-20m2. Great fun to skim the sand, and if you get too close to the ground it's just soft sand. Wind speed should be above 6-7m/s.

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Angouleme, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had read up on the dune before our trip, but really we were not prepared for the size. Excellent parking in shared areas and a short walk to the actual dune. We climbed the with aid of our two dogs who sunk in the deep soft sand. There are concrete steps with a handrail for those who don't climb... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the highest dune in Europe and well worth a scramble to the top. Fortunately there is a staircase (I counted 144 steps) which is a real help. The view from the top is spectacular of the coast and the Bassin d'Arcachon. It can be quite windy. Watched families playing in the sand on the dune and sun bathing.... More 

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Chamonix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We really enjoyed climbing these sand dunes. Great fun for the kids rolling down. But remember, what goes down must climb back up.

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