Landes places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Landes department of Aquitaine. See also our Landes travel guide


photo of Biscarrosse

A small and modern sea resort Biscarrosse is also one of the liveliest and most popular in the region

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photo of Capbreton

Capbreton is a popular resort and beach that also has a traditional harbour and fish market

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photo of Dax

Established as a spa since Roman times, Dax is a pleasant if quiet town to visit

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photo of Hossegor

Soorts is one of the smaller beach resorts along the extensive Atlantic coast in South-West France

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Labastide d'Armagnac

photo of Labastide d'Armagnac

Labastide d'Armagnac is a 13th century bastide town that has retained many of its historic buildings

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Mauvezin d'Armagnac

photo of Mauvezin d'Armagnac

Mauvezin d'Armagnac is a very small village in the Landes with good examples of the local styles of architecture

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photo of Mimizan

The resort at Mimizan Plage is a popular destination with several kilometres of sandy beaches

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photo of Moliets

Moliets is one of the more recently established resorts on the Atlantic coast, very popular with families

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photo of Mont-de-Marsan

Not usually thought of as a tourist destination, Mont-de-Marsan has some interesting monuments and attractive river scenery and merits a visit when you are in the region

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photo of Saint-Justin

Saint-Justin is a peaceful bastide town in the Landes department with an authentic medieval historic centre

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For more information see the Landes guide


Market towns & days in Landes

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amou: Sunday
Biscarrosse: every day
Capbreton: every day except Monday
Dax: Sunday & Saturday
Hagetmau: Wednesday all day
Hossegor: Wednesday & Sunday & Friday
Labenne: Friday & Tuesday (high season only)
Leon: every day
Lit-et-Mixe: Thursday
Messanges: Wednesday
Mimizan: Thursday & Friday
Moliets-et-Maa: Tuesday
Mont-de-Marsan: Tuesday all day & Saturday
Morcenx: Wednesday & Saturday
Parentis-en-Born: Thursday & Sunday
Peyrehorade: Wednesday & Saturday
Roquefort: Saturday
Saint-Geours-de-Maremne: Sunday
Saint-Paul-les-Dax: Thursday (high season only)
Saint-Vincent-de-Tyrosse: Friday
Seignosse: Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday
Soustons: Monday & Thursday (high season only)
Tartas: Saturday

Tourist attractions to visit in Landes

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Biscarrosse: Tourist guide


Mimizan: Tourist guide

Mont-de-Marsan: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Courant de Contis

Courant de Huchet

Etang de Biscarrosse et Parentis

Etang de Cazaux et Sanguinet

Marais d'Orx

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Parc du Sarrat

Regional Natural Parcs

Landes de Gascogne

UNESCO world heritage sites

Abbaye de St Sever (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Aire sur l'Adour ├ęglise St Quitterie (monuments on French pilgrim routes)

Mimizan clocher-porche (monuments on French pilgrim routes): Tourist guide

Sorde l'Abbaye - abbaye St Jean (monuments on French pilgrim routes)