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Dune du Pilat Location Map

From James Martin,
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Check out Europe's Largest Sand Dune, Dune du Pilat or Dune of Pyla

Below is a map with the marker showing the location of Dune du Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe at 110 meters or so. The dune is also called the "dune of Pyla", Pyla is the closest town.

The 3km long dune is a favorite of romantics and photographers, who tend to collect at dusk, when the light is warm, romantic, and shows off the shifting sands of the dune best.

Dune du Pilat Location Map


Getting to Dune du Pilat

Dune du Pilat is about 60 km from Bordeaux. Go west on Autoroute A660 toward Arcachon / Bayonne, following exits to Arcachon. In Arcachon signs will lead you to the dune.

To get to the dune on public transportation, the best way is train from Bordeaux to La Teste, then a taxi to the dune (or your hotel). Here is the route with prices.

Camping near Dune du Pilat

Many campgrounds surround the Dune du Pilat, including Camping Panorama du Pyla and Pyla Camping.

Arachon Hotels

You'll find many hotels in Arachon: Arachon Hotels (Book Direct).

(The Dune du Pilat is one of our Romantic Europe travel suggestions.)
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