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Photo is of Moliets at 6 km from Leon

Visit Leon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moliets at 6 km and Hossegor at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Leon, 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 Leon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Moliets guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Hossegor guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

Established as a spa since Roman times, Dax is...

See Dax guide


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

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

See Capbreton guide
La Promenade Fleurie near Mimizan

La Promenade Fleurie near Mimizan

Garden at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gironde department

The Promenade Fleurie on the Etang d'Aureilhan near to Mimizan...

See La Promenade Fleurie near Mimizan guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

The resort at Mimizan Plage is a popular destination with several kilometres...

See Mimizan guide


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

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

See Bayonne guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

See Bayonne cathedral guide


Seaside resort at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

See Anglet guide


Seaside resort at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

See Biarritz guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

See Salies-de-Bearn guide


at 61 km (direction south-east), in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department

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

See Orthez guide

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

Map of places to visit near Leon


Markets in and near Leon

Market days in Leon: weekly market: every day;

  • Leon: market every day (0km)
  • Moliets-et-Maa: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Messanges: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Soustons: market Monday & Thursday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Lit-et-Mixe: market Thursday (17km)
  • Seignosse: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Saint-Geours-de-Maremne: market Sunday (22km)
  • Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse: market Friday (24km)
  • Hossegor: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Paul-les-Dax: market Thursday - seasonal market only (27km)

More information about Leon, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Leon, France

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

Heritage sites

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du Sarrat (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Courant de Huchet (4km)
  • Courant de Contis (23km)
  • Marais d'Orx (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Leon is in the south-west of France at 64 kilometres from Mont-de-Marsan, the department capital (general information: Leon is 620 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Leon

Canton: Castets

Arrondissement: Dax

Department: Landes

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 40550

Distance to Leon

from Mont-de-Marsan (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 620 km

from Calais: 821 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 121 km

from Strasbourg: 870 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 Leon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Linxe, Moliets-et-Maa, Saint-Michel-Escalus and Vielle-Saint-Girons.

This page in French: Visiter Leon

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