La Dune du Pilat

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    • The Dune du Pilat is the largest dune in Europe and it is a must-see in Gironde. It is also very popular with tourists during the summer season. But if you have the chance to climb it out of season, you will be impressed by this immense deserted sand dune, which flows into the ocean. The view of the Gironde coast on one side and the pine forest on the other side is well worth this climb, especially at sunrise or sunset. Over the years, the dune evolves and the bunkers on the beach disappear ... Each year will offer you a different point of view!
      The climb is steep and the wooden staircase will allow you to access it more easily. On the other hand, it is great fun to run it down in the sand! Souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors are at your disposal below to immortalize this moment and offer you a well-deserved rest.

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Traveller Reviews La Dune du Pilat

4.7 sur 5 777 reviews

  • SourceCode

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by SourceCode on 07/07/2020

    Magnificent view.

  • Boran Uzun

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Boran Uzun on 08/05/2022

    Great nature

  • Pete H

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Pete H on 05/10/2019

    A great place to visit.This sand dune is amazing. A hard walk to the top, so use the conveniently provided steps on the way up. Great view from the top. You don't need the steps on the way back. It's fun to head down the steep slope in the soft sand as fast as you can.

Traveller Reviews La Dune du Pilat

4.5 sur 5 5390 reviews

  • "Stunning views from the top of the Dune. Easy to access by bus from surrounding areas."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Clare P on 01/06/2022

    Well worth a visit. Stunning views from the top of the dune. Such a great experience. Easy to access by bus from Arcachon. Good toilet facilities. Take plenty of water as it's hot and tiring walking...

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  • "Some exercise for great view"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by martseer (Tallinn, Estonia) on 01/05/2022

    La Grande Dune was just amazing experience - for some exercise we were awarded with magnificent view. Lots of fun running down in soft sand:)

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  • "Worth to visit"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by TuulaTT (Madrid, Spain) on 21/04/2022

    Excellent experience. It took for a while to get to the top but it was worth the effort. The views were amazing! Unbelievable place!

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La Dune du Pilat

Address

Route de Biscarrosse
RD 218
33115 Pyla-sur-Mer

Contacts

Phone : 05 56 22 12 85

GPS coordinates

44° 35'55.72"N, 1° 12'17.37"W

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