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27 October 2023  |  Tourism

Renting your home in Les Landes with Pure France

Head to the Landes, the must-see of New Aquitaine and the ocean, with its immense beaches, its generous gastronomy, its breathtaking landscapes and its art of living. If you wish to rent your house, farmhouse, castle or estate in the Landes, Pure France is an agency specializing in holiday rentals.

Landes culture

Festivals, entertainment, gastronomy, natural heritage... discover the Landes culture. You can take part in village festivals, visit a ganadería: a Landes race in the arenas of Dax or Mont-de-Marsan.

Farm products: It's possible to visit a farm or estate to learn more about the Landes gastronomic culture. You can take advantage of this to buy farm products directly from producers.

Meeting a Greeter to learn more about Landes heritage: Greeters are “local storytellers” with passing residents or tourists. These local ambassadors strive to pass on to you all their knowledge acquired over time, on the history and heritage of their city, department, region. With them you will learn the stories of the Landes and village anecdotes, the customs of the ancestors.

Taste an Armagnac in a Landes estate: Take part in tastings, visit the cellars, and meals which will allow you to understand the work of making the oldest eau-de-vie in France.

The must-sees of the Landes:

The Marquèze Ecomusée, a train journey, takes you 150 years back to discover a bygone era. La Leyre, immersed in the Landes forest up to the Arcachon Bay, aboard a canoe, on calm waters.

Mont-de-Marsan, meeting local producers at the market on Saturday morning and a small café on the terrace on Place Saint-Roch. Dax, a city of art and history. Its ancient name "Aquae Tarbellicae", meaning "the waters of Tarbelles". Don't miss the famous hot fountain square where water at 64°C flows continuously.

Discovering the Saint-Jean de Sorde Abbey

At the water's edge, it'one of the 4 Landes sites listed as UNESCO world heritage sites on the routes to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. The tympanum, the historic capitals, the Romanesque mosaics are among the most fascinating works of this architectural ensemble.

Thermal waters and their virtues

Spa guests come to enjoy the benefits of ancient thermal waters and natural plants whose properties have been demonstrated by Greco-Latin, Celtic and Oriental cultures. Enjoy 19 thermal establishments, treatments and unique products with recognized expertise. In the Landes you will find several places offering a wide variety of complete cures or short wellness breaks to recharge your batteries and regain balance and vitality.

Heritage must-sees in the Landes

The Landes bastides: their aim was to bring together rural populations, ensure the tranquility of the country and facilitate trade. Called “new towns” they were built on an architectural plan responding to the challenges of living well together; Formerly, 30 bastides built in the Landes, today we retain around ten particularly remarkable ones: Labastide-d'Armagnac, Pimbo, Geaune, Hastingues.

The Landes arenas: today, we have 90 in the department. Belonging to the cultural identity of the Landes, the arenas all have different architecture. Today, three Landes arenas are listed in the inventory of historic monuments: Amou, Bascons and Roquefort.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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