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The Great Dune of Pyla (Desert Week)

Wednesday, 18th June 2008 by

We’re continuing the first annual GSS Desert Week! In time-honoured tradition, we’ll mostly be posting about deserts. For about a week. Whilst not technically a desert, The Great Dune of Pyla (or Pilat), France, is without doubt the largest sand dune in Europe. The dune is around 500m by 3km and up to 117 metres tall, totaling about 60,000,000 m³. Worryingly, the massive sand dune isn’t content to stay put,…

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