The Dune of Pilat is accessible all year round. The main gateway to the Grand Site, the reception area offers all the services and equipment allowing you to explore it in a comfortable and environmentally friendly way.
On foot, by bike, by bus and even by boat, there are many possibilities to access the Dune! Leave your vehicle aside and take the time to admire nature.
If you still choose to come by car, the reception area has a wooded car park. By parking on the latter, you contribute to the preservation of the Grand Site (public management) and avoid “wild” parking which degrades the environment. Nature welcomes us, let's respect it together!
Due to the current sanitary conditions, protective measures have been put in place. We thank you for your understanding and we wish you a pleasant visit.
Wearing a mask compulsory, from 11 years old, as soon as you leave your vehicle parked in the reception area, to the top of the dune of Pilat, in particular on the stairs to facilitate the ascent.
Hand disinfection (hydro-alcoholic solution), marking on the ground and respecting the distances, staircase accessible only on the way up, payment of the parking by bank card to be preferred.
The Information Point, essential, to find the answers to all your questions! Claire, our mediator and the information point team will guide you in discovering the dune but also the natural resources of the territory. You will find the documentation relating to the visit of the Grand Site, its surroundings and all the mediation activities (guided walks, children's workshops, etc.)
Sanitary facilities men and women are free, have a children's and baby corner and are regularly cleaned and disinfected.
The permanent exhibition “The hidden face of the Dune” and the forest discovery trail reveal the formation, evolution, fauna and flora of the Grand Site de la Dune du Pilat.
The village of huts, welcomes services and small shops: manager's office, souvenir and catering shops, toilets, etc.
The stairs, installed from April to October. They allow you to access the dune ridge more easily. Please note, due to the current health situation, the steps are only accessible in the direction of the climb.
The cycle and pedestrian path, takes you gently towards the dune and the bicycle racks, then the path leading to the foot of the dune.
The parking lot is divided into several zones: P1, P2, P3, P4. In order to contribute to the maintenance and preservation of this fragile natural space, the parking lot is chargeable (public management of the Grand Site).