At 60Km from Bordeaux, in the South of the Arcachon Bay, it is possible to visit the highest sand-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 in the 'La Teste de Buch' district and it is a national listed landscape.
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