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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Dune du Pilat and many more La Teste-de-Buch attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's La Teste-de-Buch road trip app .
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  • We must mount it but it worth it, great views! I got my proposal on sunset on this dune, moments magical for me and my wife.
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  • Between forest and sea, one of the most beautiful place in France ! Be careful in August, so much people !!! In Apreil or may, it’s perfect, sunny and quiet  more »
  • Of course more high dune in Europe. Well you have to climb without a lift but that's not the problem. The view of the sea on one side and the pines on the other is simply to die! (not the dune)
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  • Fantastic place to visit, especially for sunsets! Fun watching the paragliding off the dune. Beautiful sand, wading on it to the tpp of tve dune is hard work. No swimming here as it's a lagoon and quite silted up, maybe it was a bad day and it needed the tide and wind to clear the debris off the beach.
  • A wonderful place that's a must see if you have never been to a desert before. In June the sand is burning hot and the ocean is ice cold. Fantastic sight and experience.
  • Amazing landscape, the view from the top is fantastic. If climbing scares you there are stairs in the North of the dunes or you can just go around, climbing from the sea side is easier. There's not much parking around so try to arrive early in the morning or avoid July/August
  • Worth seeing for the views and the photo opportunities
  • 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.
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