The Dune of Pilat

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The Dune of Pilat - Tourism in the Gironde

Majestic, awesome, spectacular, unusual ... The famous Dune of Pilat definitely leaves no-one indifferent! This sand formation, situated in Arcachon Bay, in the municipality of La Teste-de-Buch, is the tallest dune in Europe. Its incredible measurements are the stuff of dreams: between 100 and 115 metres tall depending on the year, 2.7 kilometres long and 500 metres wide! But those are not its only assets. Indeed, while it is particularly known for its record height, it is also famed for the exceptional scenery it offers from its peak. Once at the top, after climbing the stairs open to the public from April to All Saints, you can see on one side the huge pine forest, a real ocean of green, and on the other the Atlantic, the headland of Le Cap-Ferret and the Banc d'Arguin nature reserve at the entrance of Arcachon Bay... A magical moment!

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Dune view of Cap Ferret (© Jean Espirat)Dune view of Cap Ferret (© Jean Espirat)
 
dune view of Cap Ferret (© Jean Espirat)dune view of Cap Ferret (© Jean Espirat)
dune view the path (© Jean Espirat)dune view the path (© Jean Espirat)
 
East side of the dune (© Jean Espirat)East side of the dune (© Jean Espirat)
View the Arcachon basin (© Jean Espirat)View the Arcachon basin (© Jean Espirat)
 
Panorama side Arcachon (© Jean Espirat)Panorama side Arcachon (© Jean Espirat)
Immensity sand (© Jean Espirat)Immensity sand (© Jean Espirat)
 
Northeast Summit (© Jean Espirat)Northeast Summit (© Jean Espirat)
Northeast Summit (© Jean Espirat)Northeast Summit (© Jean Espirat)
 
Side view of Arcachon (© Jean Espirat)Side view of Arcachon (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on the Banc d'Arguin (© Jean Espirat)Panorama on the Banc d'Arguin (© Jean Espirat)
 
Banc d'Arguin (© Jean Espirat)Banc d'Arguin (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama on Cape Ferret (© Jean Espirat)Panorama on Cape Ferret (© Jean Espirat)
 
Panorama on Cape Ferret ( © Jean Espirat)Panorama on Cape Ferret ( © Jean Espirat)
Southwest Summit seen from the North-East Summit (© Jean Espirat)Southwest Summit seen from the North-East Summit (© Jean Espirat)
  

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