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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.
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
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
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
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
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