LANDES REGION, A 100% NATURE REGION : OCEAN, LAKES AND FORESTS
With 110 kms of beaches lining the Atlantic Ocean, each will find their pleasure: surfing, playing in the waves, building sandcastles or simply relaxing on the fine sand beaches.
As for the Landes lakes, rich in plants and wildlife, they offer other attractions such as: swimming, sailing, fishing, boat rides, water-skiing …
The numerous cycle paths through the immense pine forest enable one to get plenty of fresh air, or one can quite simply relax in complete safety by the lakes. The cycle path called vélodyssée, travels along the coast from north to south.
Also come and discover the wonderful streams that meander through the forest and the dune and that fall into the ocean.
LANDES REGION, A MULTIFACETED DESTINATION…
During your holiday in the Landes Region come to the many parties and « Ferias » organized during the summer.
The renowned gastronomy of the southwest will delight your palate; foie gras, breast of duck and duck confit, local wine and pastries will be awaiting you …
Come and discover our local traditions: visit the famous XIXth century village of Marquèze.
Folklore with the stilt walkers and typical “courses landaises” will liven up your evenings.
Do not forget to take home souvenirs found on the many markets selling local products.
Come, you will not be disappointed!
What to do in the Landes
Surfing is the nautical activity queen on the Silver Coast. Some resorts in the Landes have world famous spots such as Biscarrosse, Seignosse and Hossegor. Several surf schools located on the beaches offer in high season courses and courses of initiation and development. With its 3,500 km of marked trails, the department is also a paradise for hiking. From coastal routes to paths that border the great lakes or through the regional park of Gascony, the circuits allow to appreciate the beauty of the Landes landscapes. If you want to spend a camping holiday in the Landes 100% active, you can also go horseback riding in the forest or on the beach and play golf in Moliets.
What to visit in the Landes
Built on one of the paths leading to Compostela, Mont-de-Marsan has a charming town center and medieval remains such as the ramparts, the Lacataye dungeon and the Romanesque fortified houses. Do you like local heritage? Discover the castles (Ravignan, Gaujacq), the abbeys (Sorde, Arthous), the beautiful churches (Saint-Saturnin de Brassempouy) and picturesque villages (Roquefort, Labastide d’Armagnac, Mézos, Castets, Saint-André- de-Seignanx) which punctuate the territory. If you want to make a spa treatment, treat yourself to a thalassotherapy day in Dax, whose benefits of its warm waters have been known since antiquity. Traveling with children? Take them to the discovery farm Ducazaux (Donzacq), the Paradise Butterfly (Sanguinet), the Dinosaurs Park (Azur-Lac) or the zoo Labenne.