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Climb to the top of the tallest dune in Europe to admire a unique panoramic view of Arcachon Bay!

At 110m high and 3 km long, the Dune of Le Pilat is constantly moving and is gradually reclaiming the forest under the forces of the wind and tide.

Who would have imagined that nature could create such a huge mountain of sand? Standing at its feet, you get a real feel for its height! Climb to the top up the stairs which are in place from Easter to the end of October, or ascend directly in the sand if you’re feeling brave enough. On the count of three… set off to conquer this sandy giant!

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The colours and views are constantly changing with the seasons and tide.

« If the weather is good, bring a picnic to enjoy while watching the sunset »

When you reach the top, stop to catch your breath and take in the view. From the top of the dune you will have a unique view of the Banc d’Arguin, Nature Reserve and the forest on Cap Ferret Point.

There are plenty of other reasons to visit the Dune of Le Pilat. Take the time to go for a walk to discover endemic plants such as common shrubby everlasting, whose scent fills the surrounding air.

From April to September there are numerous nature events for children, where they will learn all about this great site in a fun and interesting way. For more information, contact the Idune information point: 00 33 (0)5 56 22 12 85 / information@ladunedupilat.com

If you’re looking for a thrill, take to the air for a magical experience with a paraglider! And there’s no need to fear, paragliding is also open for beginners!

 

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