Dune du Pilat, La Teste-de-Buch

4.8
#1 of 393 in Parks in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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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  • If you are in Bordeaux it's a nice day trip excursion. Not to be missed. Train to Arcachon. Bus timetable can be tricky in winter, check it attentively or rent a bike. Seafood lunch is a must. In.....  more »
  • I wasn't sure what to expect but as it was only a 30 min train journey from Bordeaux we made the effort and glad we did. It was a further 25min on the local bus out to the dune and a steep climb up...  more »
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  • Amazing place, although approaches are a bit crowded. Easy to get away from crowds once you are on top.
  • Very entertaining to visit with friends. The views are incredible. Worth a visit.
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