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Visit Dax: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Established as a spa since Roman times, Dax is a pleasant if quiet town to visit

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Dax. For detailed visitor information see the Dax travel guide.

Dax is situated in the Landes department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 49 kilometres from Mont-de-Marsan, the department capital (general information: Dax is 629 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moliets at 29 km and Hossegor at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Dax, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Dax in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Landes

Map of places to visit near Dax


Markets in and near Dax

Market days in Dax: weekly market: Sunday & Saturday;

  • Dax: market Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Paul-les-Dax: market Thursday - seasonal market only (2km)
  • Saint-Geours-de-Maremne: market Sunday (15km)
  • Peyrehorade: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse: market Friday (21km)
  • Soustons: market Monday & Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Tartas: market Saturday (24km)
  • Seignosse: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Amou: market Sunday (28km)
  • Leon: market every day (28km)

More information about Dax, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Dax, France

What to do at Dax? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Dax.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du Sarrat (0km)
  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (30km)
  • Courant de Huchet (31km)
  • Courant de Contis (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Dax

Canton: Dax

Arrondissement: Dax

Department: Landes

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 40100

Distance to Dax

from Mont-de-Marsan (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 629 km

from Calais: 834 km

from Nice: 668 km

from Bordeaux: 131 km

from Strasbourg: 867 km

Getting here

Dax is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into the region's airports at Bordeaux or Biarritz. The drive down the west coast from Saint Malo ferry port requires about 8 hours. For driving distances to Dax from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Candresse, Mees, Narrosse, Oeyreluy, Saint-Pandelon, Saint-Paul-les-Dax, Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Saugnac-et-Cambran, Seyresse, Tercis-les-Bains and Yzosse.

This page in French: Visiter Dax

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