Dune of Pyla

Dune of Pyla


The Dune of Pyla, about 1 hour drive, from Bordeaux, is the highest natural dune of Europe. Formed by a natural cumulation of sand through the wind, the Dune du Pyla attains over a 100 meters high. Its almost 3 km of length make the dune an natural phenomenon to visit and spend the day.

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Dune of Pyla

Over a million people come every year enjoy the salty ocean, the fine sand and the resourceful environment.

From the top of the dune you’ll enjoy a beautiful view and sunsets over the ocean and seabank.



If you love the sun, the ocean and fine sand, the Bay of Arcachon is a wonderplace to be.

With an average of 2200 hours of sun you can expect to enjoy good weather from may till october. You’ll averagely enjoy 10 hours of sun per day, with temperatures varying between 22° and 27° Celsius, roughly between 70° and 80° Fahrenheit.

Best chances are from June to September to escape rains and strong winds.


The Dune of Pyla is good place to start learning paragliding. With its 100 meters height and sandy soil, it provides an excellent and save learning ground.