The Great dune of Pyla

the Biggest dune of Europe

Apr 27

Welcome to The Great Dune of Pyla

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?

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