Dune du Pilat by motorhome – the highest sand dunes in Europe

Dune du Pilat by motorhome – the highest sand dunes in Europe

The Dune du Pilat is situated in close proximity to the charming seaside town of Arcachon in Aquitaine. Making it a convenient stop for motorhome travelers. The surrounding area is beautifully landscaped. Boasting lush greenery, picturesque old villas, and well-maintained roads. Creating an atmosphere reminiscent of the English countryside but with a distinct southern flair.

Whether you’re exploring the captivating streets of San Sebastián by motorhome or embarking on the adventure to Dune du Pilat. Both destinations offer unique experiences for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and culture of these regions.

Dune du Pilat by motorhome offers another remarkable adventure in the southwestern regions of France. South-west of Bordeaux, you’ll encounter the highest sand dunes in Europe. Climbing this huge mound of sand can be quite an effort, but the breathtaking view from the top is absolutely worth it.

Information about the dunes

Dune du Pilat is officially the highest dune in Europe. It is located just 60km from Bordeaux. This mega sand dune contains approximately 60,000,000 m³ of sand. The dune is half a kilometre wide and measures almost 3km in length. The height of the dune exceeds 100m. Try walking 100m of elevation on the hot sand. It’s definitely a wonder. You’ll feel like you’re sliding down some kind of gutter on the way down ?

Dune du Pilat by motorhome - photo taken by drone

Where to park when visiting Dune du Pilat by motorhome?

Although we didn’t spend the night at the dune, we opted to move a few miles north to the picturesque Arcachon Bay. As mentioned earlier, the entire region is beautifully scenic, making it a great idea to take a leisurely drive around in the evening. Plus, there’s a charming cafe near the parking lot where you can grab a delicious croissant or baguette for a delightful breakfast before continuing your motorhome journey.

Dune du Pilat by motorhome offers convenient camping options, with campsites located right next to the dunes, allowing travelers to enjoy the natural splendor up close. For those who prefer a more flexible approach, parking your motorhome at one of the designated “entrances” to the dune is also a viable choice. You can easily find information about these parking spots on the map below, giving you the freedom to decide where to settle in for the night.

Map with interesting places

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