Dune du Pilat: Visit the biggest sand dune in Europe!
Are you looking for a unique and breathtaking experience?
Join us on a visit to the Dune du Pilat (aka Dune du Pyla), the tallest sand dune Europe has to offer, located on the coast of the Arcachon Bay area, approximately an hour drive from Bordeaux city center, it’s the perfect day out away from the city.
Standing tall at 107 meters, the Dune du Pilat offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the ocean. The dune is constantly shifting and evolving, making it a truly dynamic and ever-changing natural wonder.
One of the best ways to experience this landmark is by taking a private tour with our knowledgeable guides who will lead you to the summit of the dune, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and the bay of Arcachon, whether in the morning or at sunset you are guaranteed to enjoy the view.
After admiring the scenic view from the dune, you can discover the wonderful oysters and seafood at a local charming restaurant paired with some lovely dry white wine. We know some of the best local seafood restaurants that we’d love to have you try!
Did you know?
The pine forest around the Dune du Pilat stretches 3,800 hectares and joins with the Landes de Gascogne forest which is the largest artificial forest in Europe, extending one million hectares! It was Napoleon III who decided to plant pine trees in straight rows in the 19th century to purposefully help stabilize the sand dunes and prevent them from engulfing nearby villages and farmland because the dune is constantly moving inward.
The rest of the day can be tailored to your liking, whether you want to go on a boat ride or relax on the beach, we can personalize the itinerary to ensure you have a fun day out!
Just imagine laying on the warm golden sand and listening to the sound of the waves and birds in the background, the warm sun rays on your skin, the smell of the surrounding pines… It’s a blissful place. Enjoy a truly out of this world experience, one you would not want to miss out on!
So why wait? Book your visit to the Dune du Pilat with us today and experience the beauty and wonder of this magnificent natural landmark. We look forward to showing you the best of this amazing place!
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