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For a successful camping holiday in the Landes, Messanges has everything to delight campers: a long strip of white sand, a 30-hectare pine forest on the edge of the ocean, cycle paths to get off the beaten track, small, peaceful lakes to enjoy nature.

A charming Landes village between sea and forest

In the south of the Landes, 25 km from the 4-star Eurosol campsite, Messanges offers you the warmth of its hospitality in an exceptional forest environment. A pretty Gascon village with 960 inhabitants, Messanges has an exceptional natural heritage. You will be seduced by its countryside and seaside atmosphere: 30 hectares of pine forest bordered by 5 km of white sandy beach. All the ingredients are there for a relaxing stay in the Landes!

Camping holidays at the beach

Messanges is known for its five kilometre long beach and its wide range of water sports. People come here to practice sailing, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and Hawaiian canoeing. Young and old, sporty or a little lazy, can spend a pleasant holiday that is both invigorating and relaxing.

Walks and hikes on foot or by bike

The footpaths and cycle tracks of Messanges lead you along the beaches, in the forest, around the ponds of Moïsan and Prade. This is an opportunity to take out the fishing rod and catch some nice pike, perch and pike-perch. Hiking enthusiasts can follow the GR8, the coastal path that runs along the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela.

The festive atmosphere of the Landes animations and festivals

In summer, Messanges offers many events to spend the holidays in a good mood. We can mention the traditional sardinades of Messanges, a country meal open to all to the tune of a disco, and the Toro Piscine, a comedy-taurine show with the Intervilles cows around a giant swimming pool. To each his own tastes and desires!

The market of Messanges, a great classic of the summer

Want to taste the flavours of the Landes? In summer, the village of Messanges hosts a lovely market under the covered market hall, every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Enough to stock up on provisions for the week!

A little history

The diversion of the Adour in 1578 precipitated the massive exodus of the population of Messanges, estimated at 3 000 or 4 000 inhabitants in the 14th and 15th centuries. The writings of Abbé Légé indicate that the main movement of the port was in the Moïsan pond. The origin of the name Messanges comes from “Messanges”, a district of Dijon where the Burgundy grape varieties, whose bouquet is similar to the sand wine (produced in the Landes region since the 13th century), were transplanted.