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Dune du Pilat, La Teste-de-Buch

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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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  • First: the drive back to Bordeaux may take even 2 hours because of the traffic. So plan carefully the day and hours to visit! Anyway, the first 10 kilometers back will take even 50 minutes. Great expe...  more »
  • This is the highest and longest dune in Eyrope. If you are on top you have a spectacular view over the Silver Coast.  more »
  • Wow what a site! Sand beach ocean, hand gliding, snorkel , boating, seado, almost everthing in one spot. What a great place to go for a day  more »