Tourisme in the Landes in Aquitaine at L'AIGUADE High class Bed and Breakfast
in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, near Dax

The LANDES : sweetness of the climate, great varied spaces where the nature is omnipresent, it is also the famous area
of the art of living, that appears more in the gastronomy, the holidays and the traditions. It's fantastic ! Discover :

have a view of the Landes
The Landes department, it is especially the largest forest in Europe, the Landes of Gascony. Haven of peace for the contemplative natural lovers or for the playground sports passionate persons, we can visit the immense maritime-pines forest on foot, by bike, or on horseback.

The Landes, it is the sea too, with an immense and magnificent fine sand beach of more than
100 km in length, almost unspoiled, lined by dunes. Waves are ideal to go surfing.

On the big inner lakes, you will find quiet, moderate waters to go sailing, to go bathing.

There are also more lively waters to go canoeing in some rivers or currents, whose famous Courant d'Huchet which proposes an absolutely unique journey with the stream in a special universe, almost exotic.

Towns and villages are laden with history, traditions and an indisputable gentle way of life.
See DAX, an historic town and the first spa resort in France also, renowned for its Féria in August. HOSSEGOR is a prestigious sea side holiday resort , with its residential villas and
their new architectural style called "basco-landais", between sea lake and the sea. Opposite : CAPBRETON and its port. Other sea side holiday resort : VIEUX-BOUCAU and PORT d'ALBRET. If you go to LABASTIDE D'ARMAGNAC, an ancient country-house, well preserved, founded in 1291, you will relive the time of ancient country-houses. SAINT-SEVER is another little historic town located on a plateau. In SABRES, at Marquèze-Eco-Museum, with an access by a small train, the life and the Landes traditions in the last centuries are recreated. GAUJACQ is a seigniorial house of the XIIth with park and botanical garden for the preservation and distribution of vegetable collections. The ARTHOUS abbey and that SORDES are remarkable
too. And a lot of other interesting discoveries are promised to you.

The festivities are inseparable of the lifestyle of the From the Landes. The most known are the ones of Mont-de-Marsan and Dax, not to mention the
many village feasts. In the sound of the bands, we sing, drinks, dances, are be at a course landaises (the famous regional sport) : what an atmosdphere !

The picture would not be complete without noting the extreme importance which takes here the
gastronomy. Foie gras, duck confit,
poultry, beef of Chalosse, cakes like the pastis from the Landes and the pie plate, the wines of the southwest, Armagnac, arerenowned.

L'Aiguade is harmoniously situated at:

-- a few minutes from DAX and half an hour's drive from the sea-side
-- a neighbour of the Bask country, so typical, especially BAYONNE, BIARRITZ, SAINT-JEAN-de-LUZ
-- very close to the Béarn with PAU ; to the Bigorre with LOURDES, BETHARAM'S CAVES, the wonderful Cirque de GAVARNIE.
-- very near Spain (80 km ), in particularly SAN SEBASTIAN, for a certain change of scenery

The most of L'AIGUADE

Ideas to do the sights in Aquitaine and in Spanish Basque country
(special : canoe trips, castles to visit)
Recovery in the the biggest aquatic center of Aquitaine

SAINT-PAUL-lès-DAX Tourist Office
DAX Tourist Office
The LANDES The Guide
... photos
SURF in the LANDES... video

Gérard & Christiane THIENOT
High class Bed and Breakfast
1301, route de la Bretonnière - 40990 SAINT-PAUL-lès-DAX ~ France
Tel / Fax : +33 (0)5 58 91 37 10 ~ E-mail