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Welcome and services

The Grand Site is accessible all year round. A reception area allows access to the dune to visit it safely and with respect.

Services free of charge :

● an welcome and tourist information desk, invites you to get to discover the natural richness of this iconic area
● free events such as exhibitions, children's entertainment and guided visits 
 free day and night toilets all year round 
 rest and picnic areas, water fountains and benches, rubbish bins 
 pedestrian ans cycling paths 
 stairs facilitating access to the ridge (160 steps) are in place from April to early November

There is also a souvenir shopping village and food outlets at the reception area.

Paying car park (credit cards only) :  

The parking fees contribute towards the maintenance and preservation of this fragile natural area  (credit card only).

Parking rates vary according to the season, parking period and type of vehicle. The first 30 minutes are free. "High Season" rates apply from April 1st to September 30th and the February and All Saints' holidays. "Low Season" rates apply outside those periods.

An annual car park subscription is now available, if you wish!
Do not hesitate to ask for it at the reception area.

Our agents circulate regularly around the reception area. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to ask them. 

regulation  specifies that motor homes are not allowed to park at night in classified sites. Any vehicle that does not respect this parking regulation between 2am and 7am will be charged 40 Euros.

For more information, please read the following statements :  

Dune access is free if you come by bus, bicycle or on foot.

The reception area is accessible to people with reduced mobility. There are 8 disabled parking spaces as well as toilet facilities and an adapted tourist information desk. Access to the top of the dune is still not available for visitors with reduced mobility, but we are working on making it possible for them in some other way in the near future.

Some practical advice:  
         ascending the dune requires physical effort. The stairs make it easier
         protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunscreen, and sun glasses
         water fountains are at your disposal so don't forget to drink regularly when the weather is hot
         dogs are allowed on the site but must be kept on a leash
         do not leave personal belongings or valuables in your vehicle
         in case of emergency: call 112