Dune du Pilat

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29 May 2023  |  Tourism, Nature

Dune du Pilat - the largest dune in Europe

If you are on vacation or passing through Arcachon, do not miss the Dune du Pilat. Located on the edge of the Landes de Gascogne forest massif, in the south-west of France.

It is the highest dune in Europe.

Preserve our nature

Fires are prohibited. Do not throw cigarette butts, waste, in nature. Camps and bivouacs prohibited. Sliding sports prohibited. Prohibited picking and removal (plants, sands) Motorized vehicles prohibited.

The formation of the Dune - a 4000 year history

How was the Dune du Pilat formed?

The accumulation of sand occurred discontinuously over time with periods of cold, dry wind which allowed the accumulation of sand.

A 360° view

At the top of the Dune du Pilat, you will enjoy an overhanging view of the green forest, but also of the Arcachon basin and the ocean. A wonderful color palette. A breathtaking blend of land and sea.

Nothing but sand, transparent water, pine forests, plank huts. Jean Hugo, great grandson of Victor Hugo

How to get there?

Find out directly on the Dune du Pilat website how to come.

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