Great Dune of Pyla, France - Known in french as la Dune du Pilat, the Great Dune of Pyla is the largest sand dune in Europe. Located in La Teste-de-Buch in the Arcachon Bay area. Pyla is the name of the closest town, Pyla-sur-Mer. The dune is about 60,000,000 meters cubed, measuring around 500 meters wide (from east to west) by three kilometers long (from north to south), and its height is 107 meters above sea level.
La Co(o)rniche Hotel Designed by Philippe Starck [France]
One of the strongest, most beautiful, most poetic, most surreal, and most powerful place in nature.” Philippe Stark – La Co(o)rniche Hotel is an extraordinary location. Key landmark in the Pilat-Plage district in Pyla-Sur-Mer near Bordeaux, the vantage point over the Arcachon basin, backing onto the highest dune in Europe, it is suspended between sea and sky, nestling between sand and pines.