Designated a “Grand Site de France”, the Dune of Pilat is located at the entrance to Arcachon Bay. With its peak standing 110 metres tall, it is the highest dune in Europe, offering gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Landes region. Each year, more than 2 million visitors climb to the top of this perfectly preserved and protected nature site. At present, it is one of the most visited attractions in all of France. It is located about an hour away from Camping Landes Azur.
Between the forest and the ocean, the Dune of Pilat comprises approximately 60 million m3 of sand and creates an extraordinary, 100% natural landscape. If you are a nature lover, this spot will be heaven to you and is sure to charm you with all the leisure options and other activities available on-site. Whether you are with your beloved, your family or your friends, you will be able to take a walk along the dune, accompanied by a nature guide. Stop a while to marvel at the magical spectacle of the setting sun and remember to look around at the varying colours all around you on your stroll. Hikes are also available for visitors in good physical condition. The dune’s 2.9 kilometres route will teach you much about its history and how it was formed. Bring your picnic basket to further enhance the adventure with your loved ones. The expedition will allow you to admire extraordinary panoramic views from atop the dune. Feast your eyes on the gleaming ocean on one side and the incomparably lush green forest on the other.
Don’t miss the exhibition on the “hidden side of the dune” (La face cachée de la dune), open year round so you can retrace the evolution of the dune and its hidden treasures. Take off on a paraglider to admire the landscape from a different perspective. The sand will then make for an easy landing. Various professionals are on hand to help familiarize you with the area. You can also go freeflying, making sure to show respect for the environment and adhere to current regulations. Wait no more: book now to spend your next holiday at Camping Landes Azur and to discover the recommended activities at the Dune of Pilat.