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Taking college students to the Pilat dune will develop their observation and analysis skills and increase their awareness of the dune and forest environment.


Educational workshop : " Behind the scenes of the Pilat Dune "

Once upon a time the tallest dune in Europe, and an old bottle-shaped pine couldn't wait to give up their secrets. While opening these memory boxes one by one, you find the keys to discovering the Pilat dune Grand Site !
The children are invited to dress up, perform, and immerse themselves in the universe of the Pilat dune Grand Site. Not only will they get in touch with the landscape, fauna and flora, but also find out about the formation of the most visited site in Aquitaine. The objective is to address a variety of issues related to the Grand Sites, such as landscape preservation and the connection between the land and its inhabitants. This workshop is conducted by our representatives. They could accompany you to the top of the dune for a 'landscape reading', depending on their availability.
Duration : Approximately 1 hour
From 3 years old
Meeting at the Idune reception and information desk

Educational purposes : 
● to use of a precise and appropriate vocabulary
● to find out about cultural aspects of today and yesterday, from here and elsewhere
● to discover the living world, and those who live in it
● to observe the importance of biodiversity
● to observe geographic realities, both locally and globally


Permanent exhibition : " The hidden face of the dune " / " Discovering the dune "

At the reception area, fun boards and signs reveal the formation, evolution and the fauna and flora of the highest dune in Europe.  The objective is to enhance and aid a better understanding of this remarkable natural monument.
Duration : As long as you wish
Place : On one of the reception area terraces
Our guides will tell you the story of this preserved mountain of sand : its formation, evolution, landscape, protection and management, etc.
An interactive guided visit will unravel the secrets of the Pilat dune !
Duration : Approximately 1 hour and half
From 10 years old
Meeting at the Idune reception and information desk

Interpretive nature trail

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.

Go to the brochure by clicking here.  

Independent everyday access activity



The Discovery Kit for 7-12yrs

Your teaching kit is available !

It allows you to prepare for your visit to our Grand Site or to continue the experience with the children after your visit. It is available on request at  information@ladunedupilat.com .

If you are interested in a particular theme, do not hesitate to ask our staff so we can suggest a custom-made visit.

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

The car park is free for schools regardless of where they are from. Entering the reception area allows you to freely access the dune.