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Dune du Pilat

Route de Biscarrosse | Rd 218, 33115, La Teste-de-Buch, France
+33 5 56 22 12 85
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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 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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Route de Biscarrosse | Rd 218, 33115, La Teste-de-Buch, France
+33 5 56 22 12 85
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to describe this wonderful place. Just go. You don't expect desert in France 🇫🇷.! By the Atlantic Ocean. Amazing and beautiful landscape. It's the tallest dune in Europe surrounded by a very huge wood. The small town clean with beautiful homes.! Little jewel.

Thank Grace F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends recommended this place so we didn't really hesitate to go. The dunes are bigger than I expected and the walk up to the top from the beach was challenging but easy enough for adults and kids to tackle. The view from the top was...More

Thank Teresa38_08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day out with incredible views of the bay, the sand it self is lovely, soft and white. We went as a family and everyone enjoyed themselves. I highly recommend visiting if in the area.

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fantastic place to visit when traveling through the region ; good parking faclities and a comfortable stair to climb the dune if you xant ; As it can be very crowded , better to visit earlyin the day to take pictures ; Ok for children...More

Thank kristienvandaele
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tallest dune in Europe, Since a child I've always wanted to visit this natural wonder. I expected a large dune, but it is immense. Rather than use the steps, I decided to take it head on, it took me half hour (including a rest)...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a stunning site. This is tallest sand dune Europe, extremely long, on the edge of a vast pine forest by the sea. The entire area is very attractive, many walks, picnic areas etc. Given that it is just a sand dune, it is amazing...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have to see to believe. This dune is HUGE and the experience is totally user friendly because of a stairway from bottom to top on one side. It was amazing to see toddlers crawling, old folks creeping, school groups and everyone else making their way...More

Thank msaioli
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Bordeaux and decided to visit here. My brother in law was driving. A short walk from the car park to the actual dune. We walked up to the top and really glad I did. Even after a lunch and some wine...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Little did we expect when we decided to go to the dune du pillat. We used public transportation so it took us forever to get there...but it was worth the long trip. The dunes are great! you have the huge forest at one side and...More

Thank Isabelle I
Reviewed September 10, 2017

a place you have to visit the place is spectacular cant describe the amazing views the bay of Arcachon and the Atlantic ocean

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October 3, 2016|
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Response from Natasha M |
It takes about 15 mins to walk to the top of the dune, then you can walk across the top. on the other side is the sea. We did not see anybody sand boarding when we were there. We did see people with a type of paraglider... More
Natasha M
August 5, 2016|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
About 15 minutes up depending how fit you are. Dune ridge is about 2.5km long so allow at least 45 mins to get to the end. Only do this if you want to. Great views can be had only 5 minutes from the top. Take some water... More
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Alvprinsen | Reviewed this property |
Don't know sorry. Had a car