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The secrets of the dune revealed

Between ocean and forest, the Pilat dune is a natural monument in motion. When and how did it form? How is it changing? What lives there?

Everybody is welcome : young and old, tourists and locals. Come along and discover the secrets of this exceptional Grand Site!



The secrets of the dune revealed
Guided walks of the Grand Site

Duration: 1 hour

Daytime (without booking) : 11am every Sunday from April to June  

At Sunset (without booking) : At dusk, with our guide, watch a magical and ephemeral show of constantly changing colours.

8pm every Friday in June
8pm every Monday and Thursday in July and August
7pm every Friday in September 

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Guided hikes on the Pilat Dune and Arguin sandbank

Duration : 1 day
Registration required
Enjoy a whole day hiking and discovering the Pilat dune and the Arguin sandbank. Don't forget your picnic, and make sure you are in excellent physical condition.

TARIFFS - The boat trip is the responsibility of the participants : credit cards are not accepted.
  • Adults (from 12 yrs) : €8.50 return
  • Children (4-12 yrs) : €6 return
  • Toddlers (0-3 yrs) : €3 return

Every Wednesday in July and August and on 2017 Heritage days

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Interpretive nature trail/strong>
This trail allows you to see the Grand Site in another light and immerses you in the forest’s ecosystem. The walk from the car park to the dune allows you to fully appreciate the surrounding nature.

Be guided by the various desks dotted along the trail showing the flora and fauna of the forest ; essential components of the Pilat Dune Grand Site.

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Independent everyday access activity

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Viewing reception point with telescope

Duration :1 hour

This reception point on the crest of the dune is manned by one of our nature guides with a telescope, enabling visitors to view and get information on the many features of the landscape. 

It is available all year depending on the weather.

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Permanent exhibition: "The hidden face of the dune"

During your visit, do not miss our permanent exhibition, "The hidden face of the dune", which retraces the dune's evolution and its hidden treasures filled with history. 

Independent all year round activity

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2017 Heritage Days
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Nature Feast in May 2017
Many free events are proposed throughout the 5 days on the occasion of the Celebration of Nature.

On the program: children's workshops, games and Grand Site guided tours




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Tell me about the dune
Duration : 30-45 minutes, depending on the public  
Through the "Tell me the dune" workshop, the different facets of the dune and forest can be looked at in a fun way, as well as in an imaginary and delightful dimension. The dune's characteristics, landscape, fauna, flora, the inhabitants and their activities are discussed with the children.

This is a spontaneous event taking place on demand, depending on the weather. 

April to September and is adapted to all ages. 

Treasure hunt

Duration : 50 minutes to 1 hour
The treasure hunt aims to bring to light the whole of the Grand Site emblematic locations, such as the dune and forest exhibition, interpretative trail, and the dune itself, by solving the various clues to finally discover its treasure. 

Independent activity
For 6-12 yrs, all year round


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The goose game

This event is spontaneous and set up on demand depending on the weather.

This life-size goose game takes place on the Idune terrace (reception and information area). Playing this traditional dune-themed game enables children to learn more through solving riddles and mini quizzes. 

From April to September, up to 12 yrs


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Card game

Duration : From 10 to 30 minutes according to the public
The card game, led by a nature facilitator, sharpens children's knowledge of the Pilat dune's current fauna and flora, using numerous riddles and quizzes.

This is a spontaneous event and set upon demand depending on the weather.

From April to September, all ages

The meeting takes place at the Idune tourist reception and information desk.

                                               Call to 05 56 22 81 22  or send an e-mail to information@ladunedupilat.com

                                                 The Grand Pilat Dune Site also offers free school activities around topics covered in class.  
                                                  To find more click here .


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