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Top Choice Natural Feature in Pyla-sur-Mer

Dune du Pilat

This colossal sand dune (sometimes referred to as the Dune de Pyla because of its location 4km from the small seaside resort town of Pyla-sur-Mer), 8km south of Arcachon, stretches from the mouth of the Bassin d'Arc…
Top Choice Seafood in Pyla-sur-Mer

La Co(o)rniche

There's no more glamorous address on the Atlantic Coast than this 1930s hunting lodge, reinvented by French designer Philippe Starck. Perfectly placed for a meal or tapas-fuelled drink after a sandy walk on Dune du …
Club in Pyla-sur-Mer

Le Bal à Papa

Also known as Chez Zézette or Les Goélands by party-loving locals, this bar-club hybrid is the spot to drink cocktails and dance away summer nights to a wicked mix of 1980s hits until dawn. DJ Christophe Faucampre –…
French in Pyla-sur-Mer

Café Ha(a)ïtza

Be it a languid summer lunch on a sun-drenched wooden deck or a snug winter feast beneath steel beams and shelves of books, Café Ha(a)ïtza hits the sweet spot every time. Begin with oysters or tuna tartare, perhaps,…