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Primary pupils' curiosity about the landscape and the living world is awakened by a visit to the Pilat dune.
Find out about our free educational resources to help them discover the Grand Site.

Primary School

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 

Primary School

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


Primary School

The Discovery Kit for 3-6yrs and 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.

Renseignements et réservations :
Tel. 05 56 22 81 22 / 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.