View of the Arcachon marina
View of the Arcachon marina

If you come to the Dune du Pilat, you are perhaps just on your way to the south. Thanks to the good motorway network, it is possible to take several hours time to visit the dune and then continue to head south towards the Basque Country, Spain or the Mediterranean Sea.


Perhaps you are spending your holidays in Bordeaux or in the Dordogne and want to benefit from the vicinity of the Atlantic Ocean for a short trip to the dune. In this case, you may want to combine your "desert experience" with a stay at the nearby town of Arcachon and discover one of the most popular seaside resorts on the southern French Atlantic coast.


But you may possibly spend your entire vacation in the region, in one of the many coastal towns in Gironde or in Aquitaine. Then, of course, you want to know what else you can see and do in the surroundings of the famous dune.


Some tips are available on the following pages:


Places to go




Short stay


You will find more information here very soon.