Coming to the Grand Site of the Dune du Pilat

Attendance at the Grand Site remains dense in September.


Prioritize the alternative modes of transport by car by bike or bus:

– Line 3: Arcachon station (and following stops) to the Dune du Pilat (terminus)

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Attention, the Prefecture of the Gironde has raised the vigilance forest fire at orange level, with a high risk of 3/5 until further notice. You will find the latest restriction measures here.

Reminder of mandatory rules:

  • Prohibition of wandering in the forest
  • No smoking
  • Stay on the marked paths leading to the Dune
  • Once on the ridge, do not venture beyond the area around the stairs.

Thanks for understanding.

With the partial reopening of the Grand Site de la Dune (access to the forest massif is prohibited), our nature guides offer you receptions posted on the crest of the Dune to better understand the riches of this exceptional heritage.

By reading the landscape, they will return with you to the impacts related to the fire (fauna and flora) and will tell you the story of this ocean of greenery intimately linked to the formation of the highest Dune in Europe.

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How are landscapes formed? Is the Dune du Pilat mobile? How does she move? What life harbors this fragile ecosystem? What is tapping?

Laurie, Marine and Claire invite you alongside them to discover this heritage and its history.

Information at the Dune du Pilat information point: 05 56 22 12 85 /

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