Les Landes

From miles of beaches, where you’ll find some of the most coveted surfing spots in the world, to endless pine forests, lakes and ponds, the Landes is full of extraordinary landscapes to discover.

The Landes has a rich and distinctive culture, with its bullfights, its world renowned cuisine and its French ‘Art de Vivre’.

The activities


  • Surfing the most famous spots in the world
  • Practicing bodyboard or wave ski
  • Practicing to kite surfing
  • Golf on Golf de Seignosse
  • Cycling on the many bike paths in the Landes
  • Fishing on the lakes and ponds (Vieux-Boucau, Hossegor, Seignosse)


  • Visit the Natural Reserve of Marais Orx
  • Visit the Monastery Sorde l'Abbaye
  • Contemplating the Prehistoric Caves of Sare
  • Visit the Aquarium of Biarritz
  • Visit the Museum of Aviation and Helicopter of the Army

The other leisures

  • Rest on the sand beaches of the ocean
  • Go to the casino in Hossegor
  • Enjoy nature at the Courant d'Huchet
  • Explore the magnificent Gorges de Kakuetta
  • Take the Train of Rhune and enjoy the breathtaking panorama
  • See the bulls racing in Seignosse and St- Vincent-de- Tyrosse
  • Stroll in the Fish Market in CapBreton

The villages to visit

In the Landes

  • CapBreton and its fishing port
  • Hossegor and its lively streets
  • Mont de Marsan and its rich heritage
  • Dax and its varied culture

  • Bayonne
  • Biarritz
  • Bidart
  • Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Espelette
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

A little further

  • Saint-Sébastien (in Spain)
  • Bordeaux
  • Biscarosse
  • Mimizan

Getting here

By car

  • From Paris via the Highway 10 (465 miles)
  • From Bordeaux via the Highway 63 (105 miles)
  • From Toulouse: via the Highway 64 (185 miles)

By train

  • Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse railway station : 5 miles
  • Dax railway station : 25 miles
  • Bordeaux TGV station : 105 miles

By plane

  • Biarritz Airport : 28 miles
  • Bordeaux-Merignac Airport : 100 miles
  • Toulouse-Blagnac Airport : 186 miles