At 60Km from Bordeaux, in the South of the Arcachon Bay, it is possible to visit the highest dune in Europe, the Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat). This dune reaches a height of 107m. At this summit, the view is spectacular with the ocean coast, the inlet of the Bay, the large pine forest and, when the sky is very clear, the Pyrenees Range.
This Great Dune is constituted of fine sand which the siliceous grains have about the same size. Since about ten years, this area is also became a point of start to the lover of delta planes.
The Great Dune of Pyla is located on the “La Teste de Buch” district (Gironde) and it is a national listed landscape.
You will find the answers to the following questions :
Do it exist other dunes in this French region (l’Aquitaine)?
What is the history of this dune and how was it constructed?
Is it fixed or moving?
Yesterday morning,the snow cleared the beautiful fair dune. That was all it took for the snowboarder Jimmy, and the professional photografer Stéphane Scotto
How to Visit the Great Dune of Pyla ? In Car Coming From Bordeaux take the highway A63 and continue to the A660 Bassin d’Arcachon Biscarrosse, Use the exit D259… (Lire la Suite)
The two main areas of the western part of Aquitaine. The western part of the Aquitaine region is covered by sands in continental and coastal dunes. This region is planted… (Lire la Suite)
The progression of the Great Dune from maps. Superimposing maps of the French Geographical Institute (I.G.N.) dating 1966 and 1989, a global displacement appears clearly. This one is between 70m… (Lire la Suite)