The Dune of Pilat is the tallest sand dune in Europe: it is situated in the Arcanchon Bay, 60 kilometres from Bordeaux.
The Dune of Pilat is approximately 110 metres above the Ocean level and has more than 1 million visitors every year! It runs along the shoreline and it is surrounded by forests. The Dune offers a unique and breathtaking view over the sea and, according to scientists, it is still moving, from 1 to 5 metres inland every year!
You can climb the dune of ‘Pilat’ – word which stands for ‘heap’, ‘mound’- and descend through the stairway, rolling or slowly walking down the hill, it’s up to you! The Dune will bring you back to your childhood, when you could recklessly run along the beach or down the hill, and the desert-like exotic setting will astonish you.
You can easily reach the Dune by train, from Bordeaux to Arcanchon, and from Arcanchon you can take a bus. The entrance is free and there are several campsites and restaurants around the area, if you want to spend more time there! So, what are you waiting for?