Why choose the Landes as a holiday destination?
People come here first and foremost for the endless coastline and undisturbed nature, then beyond the dunes a rich and mysterious heritage is discovered, to explore during your Landes camping holidays.
This department, located between the Bordeaux wine-growing region and the gates of the Basque Country, is filled with magnificent spaces; you will find preserved natural sites like the Regional Natural Park of the Landes de Gascogne or the immense dune of Pilat.
The Landes also houses numerous historical sites and ruins, a cultural heritage which attracts all interests. If you are interested in ancestral traditions, the Marquèze Ecomuseum and its train which goes through the forest of the Landes will allow you to experience a traditional Landais atmosphere in a visit to an “airial” (village) of the Landes.
Traditions can also be discovered through a tasty cuisine: foie gras, Chalosse beef, asparagus, free range poultry, duck breast fillets, fish, Landais pie….. The majority of these products are certified by a label: Protected Designation of Origin, Organic farming, Label Rouge.
Ideal place on the coast you will find coastal resorts! Arcachon, Biscarosse, Mimizan… They form little hubs with shops, restaurants, beaches and campsites surrounded by splendid pine forests. They are linked to each other by cycle paths: La Vélodysée!
Its route, more than 1200km long, allows you to travel along the whole Atlantic coast. It is a fully signposted route which allows you to go off the beaten track, on dedicated cycle paths!
And if people come to the Landes….it is above all for its beautiful beaches of fine sand! You will be able to laze around, go surfing, play beach volleyball, or simply watch your children build sandcastles.
So come to the Landes for a holiday and you will be sure to want to return soon!