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Great Dune of Pilat

Arcachon, France
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a gigantic dune!

You will be amazed when you approach the lower reaches of this dune - it is quite hidden on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
aldernodules
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
Amazing views

Amazing view over the Arcachon Bay and Cap Ferret. If you love photography don’t miss the sunset... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
VickyBarragan
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“great fun” (3 reviews)
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Arcachon, France
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"great fun"
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Reviewed yesterday

You will be amazed when you approach the lower reaches of this dune - it is quite hidden on the drive towards it and on the walk from the busy parking area along a very busy path. Seeing it for the first time is quite...More

1  Thank aldernodules
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing view over the Arcachon Bay and Cap Ferret. If you love photography don’t miss the sunset. Just magic!

Thank VickyBarragan
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To be honest it didn't sound a great excursion when I first heard of it but everybody I spoke to whilst out here recommended it, and now so would I. Practicalities first, the car park is large but was filling up fast (we went around...More

Thank naepace
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the walk, but you will need to have a decent level of fitness to walk up the dune. Beautiful view of the coastline when you reach the top. Market stalls at the base of the walk along with food/drinks. Enjoy

Thank jackie l
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can easily reach the Dunes from Arcachon train station by using bus D1. It starts approx hourly and has plenty of stops till reaching this natural wonder. Wear comfortable shoes, take some water with you as well because you have to climb the sand...More

Thank Eszter F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third visit here and each time we bring more people to experience it, and each time they all have an amazing time, not just looking at it, or climbing it, or seeing the fantastic views on the other side, but the fun...More

Thank MacDutch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a must see. You can't go to Arcachon on anywhere near without seeing the dunes. Take water and comfy shoes as it's hard work hiking over the sand dunes. Some people were sick as it's that hard. Views to die for once up...More

Thank FJT_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is sooo beautiful and unbelievable nature .. the forest , the sand dune and the ocean .... really worth visiting and the sunset is amazingggg

Thank Taffoolie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, just amazing. And take some time on the information site as this dune is about 4k years old.

Thank Silvan1968
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Were going to visit this by car but boat trip included this in their itinerary. Looks good from sea and you can view paragliders taking off and people trying to climb up!!

Thank Steve C
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