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The Landes, South West France

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Histoire des Landes
The Landes

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The Côte d'Argent or Silver Coast is the name of the Aquitaine coastline stretching from the Gironde estuary to the Basque coast, through the Landes de Gascogne.

On one side, the Atlantic ocean and its waves known to surfers from around the world, 106 kms of sandy coastline bordered by dunes and on the other side the pine forest with oaks, heather and gorse bracken, the largest man made forest in Europe, which offers a magnificent landscape scattered with lakes, ponds and streams.

Tourism is focused mainly on the coastal towns like  Hossegor, Capbreton, Seignosse, Vieux-boucau, Messanges, Moliets, Léon, Vielle st Girons...

course de vaches Moliets in the Landes the beaches in the Landes

golf in Hossegor

Besides the beach, surfing and golf, all sorts of activities are on offer and hiking trails, bike paths and boat rides let you discover the extraordinary richness of the natural surroundings of the Landes

folklore landais

The Landes is also synonymous with fine food (foie gras, magret..) and folklore.

Some of the towns to visit : see the Map

Azur Capbreton Dax Hossegor
Labenne Léon Messanges Moliets
Seignosse Soustons Tarnos Vieux-Boucau
Vielle St girons