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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  • La Dune du Pilat in Arcachon, near Bordeaux, is a magical place. Made of fine white sand rises among an expanse of green pines and the blue of the ocean. Is the home of the wind and it is an unforgettable and unmissable.
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  • Especially do not miss, sense of well-being, freedom and space. It dominates the forest to the horizon, clear across the ocean and the Arguin bench landscape. Sublime.
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  • At be around we could not pass by without stopping there. Beautiful weather, clear view... The hard part is getting to the top without going through the wooden staircases! Arrival ok, sit and here: we admire! On one side the ocean... The other dense vegetation. What a delight despite the world.
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A pretty place. Haven't been there since 2000 but I will go back in a few years time.
  • Tall but don't climb

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