Aquitaine

Landes

Landes
The Essential
Over almost 140km, the Landes makes up a marine panorama that is unique in France: uninterrupted sandy beaches and vast pine woods dotted with lakes, some of which have been set up for leisure pursuits, some left wild, like the Etang de Léon, which is connected to the sea by the Courant d'Huchet, a river that you can boat down.
The seaside resorts (Biscarosse, Hossegor etc) are welcoming and family friendly, offering a multitude of activities (such as surfing and land sailing), and it is also easy to get away from it all by hiring a bicycle.
The hinterland is also worth visiting. Venture into the Parc Naturel des Landes de Gascogne, a vast conifer forest, and find out more about its secrets at the ecomuseum Écomusée de Marquèze. A stopover in Dax or Mont-de-Marsan, whose reputations for festive ferias are firmly established, will give you an opportunity to see the south of this département, its bastides with their shady arcades, such as Labastide-d'Armagnac, and its ancestral buildings, such as the Benedictine abbey of St-Sever.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Landes

Écomusée de Marquèze Écomusée de Marquèze
Écomusée de Marquèze
Sabres
2:00
Maison de la Dame de Brassempouy - Archéoparc Maison de la Dame de Brassempouy - Archéoparc
Maison de la Dame de Brassempouy - Archéoparc
Brassempouy
1:30
Despiau-Wlérick Museum Despiau-Wlérick Museum
Despiau-Wlérick Museum
Mont-de-Marsan
1:30
Musée de la Faïence et des Arts de la Table
Musée de la Faïence et des Arts de la Table
Samadet
Banks of the River Adour Banks of the River Adour
Banks of the River Adour
Dax
0:30
Cathedral of Notre Dame Cathedral of Notre Dame
Cathedral of Notre Dame
Dax
0:15