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What to do in 3 days in the Landes?

With over 100 kilometres of coastline, the Landes coast always attracts people, not just surfers. If you only have 3 days holiday to discover our beautiful Landes region, Camping EUROSOL offers you some suggested itineraries to help you plan your short stay on the Côte d'Argent.

Day 1: the Landes coast

For this first day, welcome to the Landes coast! Our 3-day tour of the Landes begins with a visit to the Contis lighthouse in Saint-Julien-en-Born. At the top, we have a 360 degree view of the ocean, the beaches and the immense Landes forest. After this quick overview, a road full of discoveries awaits visitors. You will have to stop in the village of Léon, known for its pretty half-timbered houses typical of the Marensin region, and then Vielle-Saint-Girons, where you can put your bags down at the Eurosol campsite! Continue your day with a trip to Messanges and Vieux-Boucau, two seaside resorts not to be missed in the south of the Landes. In the afternoon, head to Hossegor to eat oysters by the lake or take a surfing lesson on the central beach. Or maybe you prefer a boat trip off Capbreton, in search of schools of dolphins.

Day 2: the Huchet current

The second day will be devoted to discovering the nature reserve of the Huchet Current, one of the most picturesque natural sites in France. Lost in lush vegetation, this small coastal river winds its way through dunes, forests and marshes to the ocean. The richness of its fauna and flora has earned it the nickname of the Amazon of the Landes. This ecological corridor can be discovered on foot along marked paths or by galupe, the traditional flat-bottomed boat of the boatmen. Has the Huchet stream given you all its secrets? If you are still in an adventurous mood, take a canoe-kayak trip near Lake Léon, in the heart of a Natura 2000 site. A few kilometres from the coast, discover "La Palue", a small, calm and winding river in the Landes region, which reveals itself at every bend.

Day 3: Biscarrosse, the Great Lakes and the Dune du Pilat

For your last day in the Landes, set off to conquer the Dune du Pilat, the natural border between the Landes and the Gironde. On the road to the Grands Lacs Landais, make a stop in Biscarrosse to visit the hydraviation museum. Continue your journey towards the Cazaux and Sanguinet lakes. This is the second largest natural lake in France after Hourtin. An ancient Gallo-Roman village was located here before disappearing under the water. In the distance, you can see the Dune du Pilat, the highest dune in Europe. Classified as a "Grand site de France", the sand monument offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. For the most courageous, it is possible to climb to the top of the dune, an ascent of 110 metres rewarded by a grandiose panorama of the Arcachon basin and the Landes forest.

photo@Jan Alexander, Pixabay

jeudi 09/03/2023 - 11:13:00
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