Activities and discovery trips
The Landes de Gascogne Regional Nature Park offers many opportunities for nature lovers, but also invites with numerous activities.
Cycling along small roads, hiking on marked trails and paths, canoeing or kayaking on the river Leyre, a kind of small Amazon with idyllic beaches, horse riding on the trails. There are many ways for visitors to the natural and cultural heritage of this country to explore. The forests were planted under Napoleon III and form the largest pine forest in Europe.
As the locals say: It Pays des Landes' opens his heart for people who are rush through it, so take your time!
In the immediate vicinity of the cottage you can go for a walk, cycling and mountain biking. Bicycles and canoes can be rented in Saugnac, a tranquil village within walking distance (2 km), where a beach is.Uitgebreide routebeschijvingen are available with us. An original way of exploring the forest is by horse and carriage with Jean-Claude Taris in Moustey: he can let you smell the silence ..
A must is the open-air museum in Marquèze, an original hamlet from 1850, right in the forest where you go with old diesel train chugs ..
The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela runs through the region. You regularly see (Dutch) pilgrims, on foot or by bike.
Beaches and Lakes
The beaches of the Atlantic are popular with surfers for their high waves (50 minutes by car to Biscarrosse, with fun night market). The "Dune de Pilat" is the highest dune in Europe, 111 meters, an experience for the kids!
For your children are the great lakes of Hostens, Parentis and Sanguinet, shallow and often guarded, an ideal playground.
The department is adjacent to the famous wine region of Bordeaux. An hour's driving distance you will find Les Graves, Sauternes, Saint-Emilion. On almost all châteaux owners can taste, buy, bring a supply home?
The city of Bordeaux, heritage of UNESCO, only 40 minutes away by highway, is definitely worth a day visit. Detailed information you find in the cottage.