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Dune of Pilat

Dune of Pilat, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch, France


About Dune of Pilat

The Dune of Pilat is known by the locals and French is a big chunk of sand located on the eastern side of Arcachon Bay but on the western coastline of France, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. This majestic sand dune is around  500 meters wide and extends for nearly three kilometers and it runs parallel to a shoreline.  Due to its exposed location along the sea and steep angle, the Dune of Pilat is a famous paragliding spot with great soaring conditions.

Attractions near Dune of Pilat

Étang de Cazaux et de Sanguinet12.21km from Dune of Pilat

Lake Cazaux-Sanguinet is one of the great Landes lakes , succeeding one another along the Aquitaine coast. It straddles the French departments of Gironde and Landes , bordered to the north by the municipalities of Cazaux and La Teste-de-Buch , to the east by that of Sanguinet and to the south by that of Biscarrosse.

île aux Oiseaux12.26km from Dune of Pilat

L' île aux Oiseaux is a small island located in the French commune of La Teste-de-Buch in the center of the Arcachon basin. The island was once used by the inhabitants of the basin as a grazing place for the herds of cows and then horses. Since the beginning of the xx th century, there are regular excursion boat from Arcachon and Cap Ferret . Some boaters also go there. It is a natural site classified since a decree of Aug 21, 2008.

Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis26.94km from Dune of Pilat

The Lac de Biscarrosse et de Parentis is one of the great Landes lakes of the Neo-Aquitaine coast , in the south-west of France. The Landes canal, also known as the Navarrosse Canal, links the Parentis-Biscarrosse lake to the Cazaux Sanguinet lake bypassing the Petit Étang de Biscarrosse . It has a free passage lock at Navarrosse.

Étang de Lacanau42.91km from Dune of Pilat

Lacanau Lake is located in France in the town of Lacanau in the department of Gironde and the region New Aquitaine in the Landes du Médoc. Covering an area of 1,985  ha, the Lacanau lake is one of the great Landes lakes. By the Canal des Étangs, it communicates to the north with the Hourtin and Carcans lakes and to the south with the Arcachon basin.

Museum of Fine Arts of Bordeaux57.02km from Dune of Pilat

A huge museum that displays the works by some of Europe's greatest painters as well as Bordeaux artists from various periods and schools. It was built in the year of 1881.  Its collection is housed in two different places: the south wing is devoted to art from the 16th to the 18th century, and the north wing focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries. A visit to this museum is an entertaining learning experience, and it is fascinating to see which school a picture belongs to.

Bordeaux Cathedral57.24km from Dune of Pilat

An elegant imposing gothic cathedral which was located in the heart of the capital of Aquitaine. One of the largest religious buildings in Bordeaux which was listed in the UNESCO world heritage site since 1998.  King Louis VII and King Louis XIII both got married in this church. Its architecture is also one of the important things which attract peoples here.

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The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is the largest region of France with an area of 84,035.7 kilometer square. Tourism is an important sector in a region with significant assets, starting with a mild and sunny climate, wine tourism, many heritage sites, sandy beaches for surfers, and mountains for skiers.