Tourism - Landes

The Landes is a French department that is part of the Aquitaine region. The tourism industry is important for the department’s economy. It is mostly concentrated around the coasts with towns like Mimizan, Biscarrosse, Vielle-Saint-Girons, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains, Moliets, Contis, Messanges, Seignosse, Capbreton, Tarnos, Hossegorand Labenne where weather conditions for surfing are excellent and famous around the world. 

Also, one has to mention ‘culinary tourism’ as the Landes are famous for foie gras, Saint-Sever chicken and duck magrets.

Balneology is also attracts many people in the Landes with spas like Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, Eugénie-les-Bains, Saubusse-les-Bains, Dax and Préchacq-les-Bains.


Finally, three historical paths of the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela ran through the Landes department:

Via Lemovicensis, Via Podiensis and Via Turonensis and also ‘Voie de Soulac Littoral Aquitain’. The marking of these medieval paths are attracting a new type of tourism.

Top tourist cities in Landes


Tourism Mont de Marsan

Mont-de-Marsan, the Landes capital, is a city of art and history at the heart of the greatest European pine forests, Mont de Marsan offers an exceptional quality of life. Founded in the Middle Ages around its three rivers and enjoying a sunny climate, visitors will ...

Must : Musée Despiau-Wlérick, Donjon Lacataye, Eglise de la Madeleine


Tourism Dax

Dax is a city located in the Landes, in Aquitaine. Historically, in the Middle Ages, it belonged to the region of Gascony. This town is a spa town, and that since ancient times. In addition to its hot springs, Dax won for its bullfighting, both Landes and Spanish, and ...

Must : Musée de Borda, Musée de l'ALAT et de l'hélicoptère