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Biarritz Basque country
Biarritz Chateau Biarritz Lighthouse

Places of Interest

There is so much to see and so many interesting places to explore in Les Landes including glorious beaches, grand chateaux, beautiful cathedrals, medieval cities and charismatic small towns. Fortunately, the Domaine de Bellegarde is a perfect base from which to discover this spectacular region of South West France!

Visit the vibrant and cosmopolitan beachside town of Biarritz, only 30 minutes away and well known for its great shopping, chic cafes and magnificent seafood restaurants.

For something a little more therapeutic and relaxing, visit the wonderful town of Dax. Famous for its natural thermal spas and hydrotherapy, this town is only 25 minutes away.

Of course, not forgetting that surfing in France first started here! The Biarritz Surf Festival brings together surfers from Hawaii, Australia and California every year to celebrate the birth of surfing in Biarritz.

Church Biarritz
Guggenheim museum Casino de Biarritz

Bayonne, the capital of the region, is just 30 minutes away. The rich historical and commercial past of this town will enchant any visitor. All around the town is evidence of fortifications from Roman Times. The magnificent 14th Century gothic Cathedral is definitely worth a visit. Bayonne is famous for its chocolate and ham, for the excellent Bonnat Museum of Art and for its summer festival (Fetes de Bayonne).

Pau, one and a quarter hours away, is renowned for being the most elegant town that overlooks the Pyrenées. Visit the Chateau de Pau, the 13th Century Notre Dame Cathedral, museums or simply enjoy the stunning views from the cliff tops. Motorsport fans will enjoy visiting the track where the F3000 and French Touring Car Championships have been held, the second oldest track in the world!

And don't forget, Spain is only a 45 minute drive from Soustons. Visit the gorgeous towns of San Sebastian or Bilbao for a little taste of the Spanish life! The famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao is open all year round and features an Aztec theme during the summer of 2005.