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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 2 days ago via mobile

Arrived ready for a day with a toddler with a stroller and a full bag of towel drinks snacks suncream change of clothes hat etc.. caught the bus from Archachon (on Sunday only every 3 hours!).. it was packed standing room only. Arrived and very...More

Thank aussieadmin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just fantastic. I would recommend a visit to this sand dune to anyone. It was brilliant! We went with our 4 and 8 year old and they scurried up and rolled down with glee. We saw a few elderly people taking the steps but dong...More

Thank 493RosieD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One enormous dune! 3 kilometers long and over 100 meters high, this dune naar Arcachon is really worth checking out! But it's a long and heavy climb up through the sand. Take water along! And then on top you can sit in the crest and...More

Thank ACS7091
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's difficult to say if this was really worth the effort because that's rather personal. You have to pay for the parking, but not excessively. It turned into a very touristic spot, but the dunes are unique and impressive anyway. In the beginning, you'll probably...More

Thank MeInTheClouds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive sand dunes, really enjoyed our time their (2-3 hours). We went on a sunny day around late morning at the end of July and it was very busy but didn't feel too crowded. Parking was slow but reasonably priced and close. The path...More

Thank toskaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the huge hike up across the dune to get to the sea. The sea is deceptively further away than you think. You get a real sense of achievement when u finally make it make down the dune. Good facilities. Queue for the ladies...More

Thank Carmella H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to come and visit. We really liked the fact the car park and road were hidden by there trees so you get an unobstructed view from the dunes. The toilet facilities etc were very clean. Worth another visit.

Thank 123Just1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a walk on the beach to here accompanied by a dip on the beach. Watch out for the jelly fish! Unfortunately it was a rainy day but we still climbed the dune and walked back through the forest which was fun!

Thank homeeconomics2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really fantastic place to visit, the sheer size, setting is breathtaking and it was a great morning spent climbing then jumping & running down part of the dunes later with the kids. There is a car park free for 1st 30 mins but it...More

Thank DJRDevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About one hour from Bordeux. Would never have know about this without Trip Advisor. Incredible views and experience. Not the easiest place to get up to but once you do, the views are incredible.

Thank Steven W
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3 October 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
6 August 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
13 July 2016|
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Response from Alvprinsen | Reviewed this property |
Don't know sorry. Had a car