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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...more
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route de Biscarrosse, 33115, La Teste-de-Buch, France
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All reviews the atlantic ocean souvenir shops coming down pine forest views are amazing worth the climb take your time worth the effort walk up amazing sight arcachon bay natural wonder unique experience sunny day fine sand parking area plenty of parking
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in late December. It happened to be very foggy that day at the Dune du Pilat. So much so that I didn't even notice the coastline. It was such a unique experience to climb the dunes. I can't be sure if I climbed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank krisbsf
Reviewed October 30, 2018

don't wash your face ,,,,your are not dreaming ,,,,this is real !!!!! sahara in west france it's incredible !!!!! even for me , that i'm used to travel across sahara was a surprise ....a beautifull surprise . best in warm season ,but anytime of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Chris C
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Although we didn't have a lot of time, we really wanted to experience climbing the sand dune. We walked up the steps and walked down the dune. Although it was foggy, the view was beautiful and it was amazing to see how far it reaches....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladyright
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited Arcachon while visiting my boyfriend's mum and dad so we had a mini holiday to Arcachon. Dune du pilat is absolutly breath taking. The steps up were helpful and rewarded at the top with stunning views. It was misty when we arrived but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank megrichardson14
Reviewed October 6, 2018

The Dune du Pilat is an unexpected and amazing physical feature on the Atlantic coast of France. Such huge sand dunes are usually found in deserts, such as Death Valley in California, so the juxtaposition of forest, dune, and ocean was quite spectacular. The climb...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HikerBob66
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The dune of Pilat is a true natural marvel! Situated on the Atlantic coast, it is the deposit of sands collected on the beach over the years. It is beautiful to behold, and well worth the hike to the top, as the view is stunning!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kostyalevin
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Yes, it is big and sandy! 4 euros to park a car for 40 minutes which they don't tell you until it is impossible to avoid paying it. Which annoyed me.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Let's just say that I did something that even I did not know was on my bucket list until that day lol....Never in a million years did I expect to find something like this in France! My friend whom I was visiting in Bordeaux begged...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stasha S
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We visited the dune because friends had recommended it, saying it was amazing and extraordinary. Well, it was quite fun but not amazing. It's a strange place, and the views are great. Hard work walking up, but it doesn't last long. Lots of tourists, huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roz W
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Staying in Cap Ferret requires a boat crossing which is not particularly cheap at €25 per adult but the crossing is interesting and gives you good views of the Basin as well as the Dune. Off the boat down a ladder into the sea so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Good morning, dogs are allowed, but only on a leash. Have a good day
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Response from cxcartist | Reviewed this property |
Hi!. The parking fee varies per season and type of vehicle, for a 4 hours pass for a car in HS for is 4 euros, in LS is 1 euro I wouldn't be worry so much about being too busy, most of the vacationers are back to work now... More
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Response from cxcartist | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes you can to the base of the dune but bringing it on top, saying it’s not possible would be wrong but saying it’s not advised is right. Imagine wheel and sand mix, add major slope to that. I would consider other... More
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