The Gironde Sahara
At 110 metres high, the largest dune in Europe does not go unnoticed on the Landes coast. Standing magnificent, between the turquoise sea and the pine forest, this 2.7 kilometres stretch of sand provides visitors with an unforgettable memory. To reach the crest of the dune, favour the steps, as climbing in the sand proves testing and far more difficult. Upon arriving at the top, the panoramic view over the Arcachon Basin and the Landes forest, makes you forget the effort of the ascent. Comfortably settled on this “cloud” of fine sand, make the most of the panorama!
You should plan on taking water as contrary to how it appears, the excursion proves fairly long and there is no shade to protect you from the sun. Winter sports (luge, skiing and others) are prohibited on the dune, but for a unique and exceptional descent, you are able to hurtle down the slope on a hang glider or paraglider.