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Dax tourism and travel guide

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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

Dax is situated in the Landes department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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.

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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!

Salies-de-Bearn

Salies-de-Bearn

at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The small town of Salies-de-Bearn is a pleasure to explore,...

See Salies-de-Bearn guide
Moliets

Moliets

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

Moliets is one of the more recently established resorts on the Atlantic...

See Moliets guide
Hossegor

Hossegor

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

Soorts is one of the smaller beach resorts along the extensive...

See Hossegor guide
Capbreton

Capbreton

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

Capbreton is a popular resort and beach that also has a...

See Capbreton guide
 
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Orthez

Orthez

at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The 13th century stone bridge across the river is the highlight of...

See Orthez guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region...

See La Bastide-Clairence guide
Sauveterre-de-Bearn

Sauveterre-de-Bearn

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The view from the terrace in front of the church in...

See Sauveterre-de-Bearn guide
Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Sauveterre church of Saint-André

Church at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The church of Saint-André in Sauveterre is an interesting and charming roman...

See Sauveterre church of Saint-André guide
Laas

Laas

at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Laas is a pretty village with a castle and...

See Laas guide
Bayonne

Bayonne

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a...

See Bayonne guide
Saint-Palais

Saint-Palais

at 42 km (direction south), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river in the...

See Saint-Palais guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored...

See Bayonne cathedral guide
Anglet

Anglet

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the...

See Anglet guide
Biarritz

Biarritz

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make...

See Biarritz guide

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Map of places to visit near Dax

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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)

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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)

 
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Geography and distances

Dax is in the south-west of France at 49 kilometres from Mont-de-Marsan, the department capital (general information: Dax is 629 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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