Le Soleil des Landes
FIND THINGS TO DO IN LES LANDES
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and age-old forests, Les Landes offers visitors a chance to explore. To help you plan your stay in one of the most beautiful parts of France, our team has selected the loveliest spots in the South-West for you. Whether you’re a lover of the great outdoors, a history buff or a foodie, enjoy discovering the many cultural and natural riches of Les Landes.
LES LANDES, NATURAL WONDERS
With 106 km of beaches, crystal-clear lakes and the largest pine forest in Europe, Les Landes offers both exploration and contemplation. The department is a little corner of paradise for lovers of the great outdoors and is full of natural wonders. Time seems to stand still in this colourful environment.
Away from the noise of the city, you have the opportunity to reconnect with nature. On foot or by bike, you can immerse yourself in the heart of the Landes forest. More than 1,000 km of trails allow you to discover its exceptional biodiversity. To find out more about this area, you can visit the Marquèze ecomuseum (in Sabres), Graine de forêt (in Garein) or the Musée des Forges (Brocas).
The Cazaux-Sanguinet and Biscarrosse-Parentis lakes are an unmissable feature of the region. Havens of peace edged by fine sandy beaches where you can go kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding or waterskiing.
Les Landes has plenty to offer for photographers. You can observe the local wildlife all over the region. Children and adults alike will marvel at this natural heritage on a visit to the Marais d’Orx, the Arjuzanx, the Courant de Huchet, Étangs Noir et Blanc de Seignosse or the Barthes de l’Adour nature reserves.
Good to know: every Thursday, guided walk to discover the wildlife of the Cap de l’Homy dune.
A UNIQUE CULTURAL HERITAGE
The discovery of the “Lady with the Hood”, the oldest representation of a human face (25,000 years BC), shows the exceptional historical and cultural wealth of Les Landes. The peoples who occupied these lands over the centuries have left their mark.
Discover the cultural heritage of Les Landes while you’re on holiday in Lit-et-Mixe. Amongst the must-see places is the Musée des Landes d’Antan and the Fontaine de Yons in the village of Lit-et-Mixe. In Contis, the lighthouse will amaze you.
The gastronomic reputation of Les Landes extends beyond the borders of France. To experience some of the expertise, we advise you to visit the Pavillon du Foie Gras Labeyrie in Capbreton.
In July and August, you’ll want to try the local specialities sold at the Lit-et-Mixe farmers’ market.
In Dax, you must see the Roman archaeological crypt, Notre-Dame Sainte-Marie Cathedral and the Fontaine Chaude – all treasures to be enjoyed on a cultural holiday in South-West France.
Did you know? Legends abound in the Landes region. Many texts tell of miraculous stories connected to the fountains. In the Landes, there are no less than 200 so-called “miraculous” fountains and springs. Myth or reality, you be the judge!
PARTNERS OF LE SOLEIL DES LANDES CAMPSITE
Le Soleil des Landes campsite is in the perfect location and is the starting point for many days out. To help you organise your holiday in the South-West France, our team has set up a series of partnerships.
Max Respect surf school in Contis: based on themes such as surfing, the environment and art, the Max Respect surf school offers introductory and intensive courses as well as private lessons to learn to ride the waves.
Côte Landes Nature Tourisme shuttle buses: from the beginning of July to the end of August, take advantage of a free shuttle bus to Cap d’Homy beach from Le Soleil des Landes campsite.
Cap Surf Cool: in an exceptional and totally unspoilt natural environment, the instructors at the Cap d’Homy surf school will teach you to ride the waves of Les Landes.
Contis riding centre: through the dunes, near the lighthouse, in the marshes or through the immense Landes forest, the riding centre’s instructors will accompany you for an introductory lesson, or a trek on horseback for experienced riders.
The centre offers pony rides for young children.
Esprit Océan: Esprit Océan surf and bodyboard school offers boards for hire as well as courses for experiences of true pleasure on the waves.
Karting Es Course: if you’re a thrill-seeker, get behind the wheel of a go-kart and challenge the stopwatch on a 10-hectare site.
Children can also discover the thrill of speed in mini karts.
The “Bénesse Vieux” equestrian farm: in grounds of 4 hectares, this authentic working farm will help you learn more about life in the country.
You might also like to experience the pleasures of horse-riding on a trek through the forest.
RicoVélo: in the centre of our campsite, our partner RicoVélo offers you cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, tandems, trailers, beach trolleys, skateboards and scooters as well as fishing tackle.
UNMISSABLE CULTURAL EVENTS
With 800 days of cultural events every year, the festival is an integral part of life in South-West France.
Take advantage of your stay in Lit-et-Mixe to discover some of the local cultural wealth.
Among the unmissable festivals in the region, the team at Le Soleil des Landes campsite recommends:
A major event for the new generation of pianists, the Biarritz Piano Festival offers numerous concerts between July and August.
In an effort to raise public awareness of sustainable development issues, the Festival International du film de la mer et de ses environnements is organising a series of film screenings in Hendaye in April.
The world-famous Bayonne Festivals take place at the end of July.
The programme includes concerts, parades, traditional games and local gastronomy.
Between May and June, 11 communes in the Landes region join forces to organise the Festival des Abbayes des Landes.
For more than a month, concerts are held in various churches in the department.
In July, Mont-de-Marsan takes on a Spanish feel.
During the Arte Flamenco Festival, you can attend Flamenco concerts and shows.
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