Sixty kilometres from Bordeaux, the sand seems almost to touch the sky. The Great Dune of Pilat (alternatively known as the Dune of Pyla, after the closest town) is the tallest sand dune in Europe.
Measuring 107 metres high, 500 metres wide and 3 kilometres long, it really is a sight not to be missed!
From the top of the Great Dune of Pilat you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire Arcachon basin. Let the salty winds buffet you and tousle your hair as you admire the Arguin sandbank, the great blue Atlantic on one side and the deep green pine forest on the other. Above your head will soar flocks of hang-gliders. You will surely be tempted to stay a little longer, admiring the view from this enchanting natural phenomenon.