Sam: Mimizan? C’est le paradis ! It’s paradise! Imagine this: a huge pine forest, six miles of sandy beaches and golden sand dunes… The dunes — les dunes in French — are very high, so you have to climb to the top of them to see the Atlantic Ocean, and like Nathalie says — it’s exhausting in the heat. But then, when you reach the top, what a spectacular view! Twice a day, the tide — la marée in French — rises and falls. It’s magnificent!