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All reviews amazing sight worth the effort great fun amazing views flip flops walk up hour drive natural wonder big pile fine sand make your own hard work parking area worth the climb shops and restaurants enjoy the view worth a trip
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth stopping off here and doing the sand dune hike ! Local town isn’t worth going to ...much nicer to go to Cap Ferret on the other side of the basin.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deirdre_dines
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Unfortunately, our cruise on Baisson d'Arcachon didn't allow good views of the dune. What we did see was nice, but it would have been better on a sunny day.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William N
Reviewed 16 October 2018

An amazing feature. You need to be reasonably fit to climb it, But it was a spectacular experience and view. Well worth the detour we took to see it, but give yourself 2-3 hours to properly experience it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RMHMT
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Though we had read about the Dune in advance, we were not prepared for the grandeur we experienced upon reaching the summit. Please note that the summit is reached by climbing up the sand or by hiking up about 200 stairs. Neither is simple, but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davida H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We based ourselves out of Bordeaux and drove to Margaux in the morning and Arcachon in the afternoon. After having lunch at L'Oyster (see separate review) and walking around the town of Arcachon, we drove to the Dune of Pilat. Entrance to the Dune is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Although it seems to be oeverrrun by tourists, it is definitely worth to climb up the dune and have a stunning view over the whole area. With good weather you can see quite far.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ffmwolf
Reviewed 2 October 2018

As part of our fly, drive, walk, tour we ended up outside of Bordeaux at this outdoors excursion. The hike up the great dunes rewarded us with a Cap Feret amazing view.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Dune du Pilat is a very unique place. I would give it 3.5 if I could. We took the 1 hour drive from Bordeaux to come check this out per some recommendations from locals. It is pretty stunning from the top of the dune,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank travelupagus
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This is a great activity to do while you are visiting Arcachon. We walked to the second peak and then down to the water. We walked along the water's edge and then had the hard climb up the dune (without the aid of steps). We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoeBundaBoy
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Absolutely incredible, do not hesitate and just visit this place. Just walking to the bottom of the dune was incredible to see the size of this monster. There are steps to climb which would make it slightly easier but I went straight up on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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veryhappycanadians
13 September 2018|
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Response from Silvan1968 | Reviewed this property |
If you come from Arcachon it takes about 40 min by bike. A nice ride by the way.
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30 September 2017|
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