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When you visit La Grande Dune du Pilat, you'll immediately realize why this immense, tall dune is one of the most visited natural sites in the entire country. Officially called the Dune of Pilat, this unique land mass located in Arcachon Bay is the tallest sand dune in Europe and a favorite site for hikers and windsurfers. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and an enormous pine forest, this dune on a peninsula is one of the most unique landscapes in all of France. Locals call it a "Sand Monster" or a "Menacing Sand Wall." Thanks to recent developments, you can reach the dune easily by car. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to La Grande Dune du Pilat and many more Pyla-sur-Mer attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pyla-sur-Mer road trip app.
Tours to La Grande Dune du Pilat
$95 BOOK WITH VIATOR Arcachon Half-Day Trip from Bordeaux with Pyla Sand Dune Climb & Oyster Tasting
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$191 BOOK WITH VIATOR Bordeaux Super Saver: Small-Group Trip to Arcachon with Oyster Tasting and Lunch plus Médoc Wine Tour
Duration: 10 hours
$120 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dune du Pilat and Oysters Tasting in only 1 hour away from Bordeaux ! What else?
Duration: 5 hours
La Grande Dune du Pilat reviews
Stunning views from the top of the dune, looking out at Arcachon bay, Cap Ferret, etc... on one side, and the lush forest on the other. We took a picnic with us, and ate that before watching the sun..... more »
This place totally made our trip! There is a special wooden ladder so that you can climb to the top very quickly. I can't describe my feelings when I saw this amazing panoramic view, it was something.... more »
We went there from Bayonne by car, parked there and walked through a beautiful forest for about 20 minutes. Once we got there we were unpleasantly surprised to find that there was a huge wall of sand and no stairs to climb it at all. Getting to the top was hard but I would do it again without a doubt. It was definitely worth it!!! It is a great place to practice paragliding and the views are unparalelled. Don't miss the chance to visit this unique landscape, you won't regret it.
This is something from an other planet. Suoer strange and breathtaking at the same time.
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