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What is a Grand Site ?


It is an emblematic landscape of our national heritage.
Although protected by the law of May 2nd, 1930, it is still fragile because it is very well known.



The Pilat Dune and La Teste de Buch forest are the two natural monuments of the Grand Site. Like the Pointe du Raz in Brittany, it is one of those exceptional places that plays a role in the regional tourist economy. Sublime or picturesque, magnificent or intimate, overpowering or soothing,
 each Grand Site has an ambiance of its own : a "sense of place".
 
The Syndicat Mixte de la Grande du Dune Pilat protects, restores and enhances this natural monument, whilst maintaining the spirit of the place ; it welcomes visitors in the best of conditions. Classified in 1994, the dune and forest are therefore part of a management programme ensuring sustainable development.
 
The Syndicat Mixte is an active member of the "Grands Sites de France Network", which brings the managers of the Grand Sites together to exchange views, reflect and innovate.
 
For more information please have a look at the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy website..



 

What is a Grand Site ?