Dune du Pilat, La Teste-de-Buch

When you visit 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. Plan your Dune du Pilat visit and explore what else you can see and do in La Teste-de-Buch using our La Teste-de-Buch vacation builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    bcp world, but it's August! We parked in Pyla on sea close to the ledge (complete the dune Park) and bcp is more easy access I think...
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a must to do alone or with your family. She is very physical, we did it with a 7-month old baby weighing 9kg. Better a baby carrier dorsal because the climb is tough. Once at the top the view is superb this sand forest trilogy sea is breathtaking. We can rest, lie if there what do. Free entry, Parking it takes €4 2 hours, there are many activities between 15 / 17 h in season for children close to the point of information. Attention toilets and restaurants shielded world!
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  • August 17, 2017
    Magical place for children and adults. A lot of people but we understand why! Everyone takes pleasure to s encourage for the climb. Very friendly while you will not forget!
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  • August 28, 2017
    Really beautiful! On one side the sea, on the other side an awesome forest. Really worth walking in the sand away from the people even if it's really hard to walk on the sand, lol.
  • July 30, 2017
    Very impressive. Especially the steep drop right into the forest. Within easy reach by bike from Arcachon. Recommend taking enough water so you can hike around for a bit to get out of the main throng of people.
  • April 30, 2017
    A pretty place. Haven't been there since 2000 but I will go back in a few years time.
  • August 12, 2017
    Tall but don't climb
  • March 12, 2017
    Impressive! Don't forget to take enough water with you:-).

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