Camping in the Landes

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Surrounded by pine groves and lakes, and within easy reach of the Atlantic Ocean, spend a camping holiday in the Landes and discover this much-loved corner of south-western France.

Camping holidays in the Landes

The ocean front of the Landes stretches along the “Silver Coast”, from Tarnos, at the mouth of the Adour River, to the beaches of Biscarrosse. This department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region is bordered by the River Gironde to the north, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques to the south, and by the Gers and the Lot-et-Garonne to the east. The Landes attracts holidaymakers with its remarkable natural setting, its dunes and its fine sandy beaches. And also for the many nautical and traditional activities on offer. An ocean of forest and a coastline extending over 106 km long will provide the ideal playground for your family holiday.

 

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Mobile home rental in the Landes

The Landes will be a very popular choice for your next camping holiday. You’ll explore the area, join in the sports activities, enjoy some cultural excursions, savour the amazing food... and take home a suitcase full of happy memories!

Rent a mobile home in this tourist region, which boasts an array of distinctive features: the coast, the Landes de Gascogne regional natural park, and the inland areas, from Dax to Mont-de-Marsan.

 

The coastline, 106 km of fine sand

The area along the Landes coast is known not only for its seaside resorts and beaches, but also for its dunes and large stretches of water, lakes and lagoons. All these vast natural swimming areas are the ideal complement to the swimming pools and water parks at our 5 star campsites. The south coast is particularly vibrant and paradise for surfers and outdoor enthusiasts.

 

The Landes de Gascogne Regional Park:

This regional park extends from the Landes to the Gironde, east of Arcachon Bay, encompassing the only pine forest of its kind in Europe. The area’s must-sees include:

  • The Marquèze Ecomuseum in Sabres, which perfectly recreates the heritage and everyday life of the people who lived in the Grande Lande area in the 19th century.
  • The Leyre Valley, where a small river cuts through the middle of the forest; why not descend the river in a kayak from Commensac to the Bay of Arcachon?
  • Labouheyre, famous across the department for its hundred-year-old plane trees and its market.
  • The Contemporary Art Forest

 

The Landes hinterland

The whole area is teeming with character and also has plenty of surprises in store for holidaymakers. If you are looking for traditions, terroir and heritage, explore the area around the Landes prefecture town, Mont-de-Marsan. This medieval town is brimming with treasures from the Middle Ages, including the famous Lacataye keep and a raft of 12th-century Romanesque houses. Dax is another must-see. It is a Town of Art and History and the Aquitaine bullfighting capital. Take this opportunity to visit the ganaderias (or cattle ranches) where the fighting bulls are bred and to witness the course landaise or bull-leaping. Enjoy an authentic stay, far from the beaten track.

What can you do on a camping holiday in the Landes?

There won’t be a dull moment during your holiday in the Landes! First and foremost, this area provides a genuine natural playground for sports enthusiasts who love the great outdoors and the ocean waves! As with any destination on the Atlantic, watersports activities are very much on the agenda. Harness the power of the swell and the waves as you surf, water-ski or jet-ski. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the tranquillity of the surrounding lakes, rivers and lagoons to practise stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing, canoeing or even fishing! The wild currents of Huchet and Contis, lined with oak trees and mangroves, are perfect for your essential holiday boat trip! Of course, for a more relaxing way to spend your time, the Landes climate and the vast beaches provide the ideal setting for sunbathing or swimming with the family.

The department is also great for walking and cycling. Cyclists will be keen to pedal along the 300 km of cycle paths on their mountain bikes or hybrid bikes. This includes the famous Vélodyssée, a cycle route that stretches along the entire Atlantic coast, from the Finistère to the Basque Country.

The Landes is also renowned for its spa and wellness treatments. Here, 5 resorts and 19 spas await! Treat yourself to some time out to recharge your batteries and restore your balance and vitality.

 

Finally, the Landes terroir has everything a foodie could wish for during their holiday! In the villages, at the height of summer, join in the traditional festivals and discover the bullfighting culture with the course landaise events typical of the department. Seated in the arena, you’ll get goosebumps when the bull and the toreros come face to face! Stop off at Samadet to see the town’s famous earthenware, true works of art that will simply astound you with their finesse, rigour and precision. Be sure to admire this time-consuming workmanship whilst on your seaside camping holiday in the Landes.

And why not order a dish of Chalosse beef accompanied by Asperges des Sables des Landes, the local white asparagus? Your camping holiday in the Landes is sure to be an excellent gourmet experience!

What are the sightseeing attractions in the Landes?

The Landes boasts a series of unusual and extraordinary places of interest, so that you can be certain to take home a hat-full of memories!

  • The AquaPark in Biscarrosse
  • The Marquèze Ecomuseum
  • The Caves of Sare
  • The Courant d’Huchet reserve
  • Lake Sanguinet Museum
  • The Hydraviation Museum

What are the activities on offer in the Landes?

Whether you are a real athlete, a walker or a museum lover, you’ll be spoilt for choice during your holiday in the Landes.

  • Surfing
  • Canoeing
  • Water-skiing
  • Plenty of hikes
  • Cycling
  • Spa treatments
  • Visit to caves and museums

Where are the most beautiful beaches in the Landes?

The Landes coast is one of the region’s most appealing assets for holidaymakers. The reason? The countless sun-kissed, sandy beaches, which are just perfect for lounging, swimming or watersports.

  • The beaches of Biscarrosse
  • The Mimizan beaches
  • Moliets
  • The beaches of Cap De L’Homy
  • Bourdaines
  • Remember
  • The Chênes Lièges beach
  • La Lette Blanche
  • Navarrosse
  • Port d’Albret
  • Contis
  • Estacade
  • Vivier

 

Which are the most beautiful lakes and lagoons in the Landes?

If you enjoy swimming or other activities in more tranquil waters, take note that the largest lakes in France are to be found in the Landes! Head to one of these sites to try your hand at watersports on calm water or simply bask in the sun.

  • Cazaux and Sanguinet Lake, straddling the Landes and the Gironde
  • Biscarrosse Lake
  • Soustons Lake
  • The Lake of Aureilhan, a stone’s throw from Mimizan-Plage
  • Hossegor Lake
  • And Parentis Lake

Which are the most beautiful villages in the Landes?

  • Solférino
  • Morcenx
  • Arjuzanx
  • Biscarrosse
  • Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains

Which are the most beautiful towns in the Landes?

  • Mont-de-Marsan
  • Dax
  • Vieille-Saint-Girons
  • Seignosse
  • Hossegor
  • Capbreton
  • Tarnos

What Landes events are nearby?"

  • The Biscarrosse beach festival
  • The Kiwi Surf Festival
  • The Dax Feria
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