Historically close to Spain, the Basque Country and the Pyrenees, the Landes of Gascogne located in the crossroads of stunning and authentic regions will be your host.
The Landes is a region of a cultural expression; its rich living museums will tease your curiosity: The sea museums in Biarritz, the chocolate museum in Bayonne, Bordas and Dax, the Chalosse museum (19th century typical traditional farmer’s estate) in Montfort, the Moulin of Pouyaller in Mugron… Fun activities and amusement parks: The Family park in Messanges, the aquatic Atlantic Park in Seignosse, Aqualand in Gujant Mestras, The Coccinelle (ladybird) Park in Gujant Mestras, the animal Park of Laluque, the Eco museum of the Grande Landes in Sabres (an agro-pastoral museum), Kid park in Gujan Mestras, the Pirates’ Island in Capbreton. No wonder that zoos are many in this lush and rich nature.. The fauna lives in symbiosis with nature.You will take great pleasure in visiting la Pinède des Singes (the Pine forest zoo where you can meet monkeys on the loose) in Labenne, l’Oceafaunia in Labenne, the zoo of la Teste…
The natural reserves are very specific and original: The Courant d’Huchet in Moliets and Léon (a site known for being a great habitat for fauna and flora), the natural reserve of l’Etang Blanc in Seignosse…And of course, for those who love fishing, there are several more or less large fishing ponds: The pond of Moïsan right behind the campsite at about 800 metres, the pond of la Prade towards Moliets at 2 kilometres… .The Landes, a region famous for its gastronomy, will tease your taste buds thanks to its delicious and authentic local specialities. Wines, spirits, culinary specialities… So many succulent products such as: Duck confit, foie gras, sand wine (wine from vineyards bordering the Ocean), asparagus (in April), Floc de Gascogne (regional aperitif), selection of hams and delicatessen, Garbure (typical regional vegetable soup) in a restaurant in Dehiou or Soustons..You will find all these products in the daily markets all over the region of the Landes as well as in Messanges twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Here, we are in both rugby and Basque pelota country as we are neighbours with the Basque country. We are a great surf venue, and we organise international tournaments in Hossegur for men and women.Tennis tournaments in Vieux Boucau beginning of July, the golf course of Moliets, archery in Messanges, the festival of Soustons with a 10 km running race in August, the crossing of the lake of Vieux Boucau in July, festivals with concerts in Dax on the 15th of August, in Mont de Marsan the 15th of July, in Bayonnes beginning of august with concerts, summer festival in Messanges the 15th of June with a bull run for children (safe and under parents’ supervision), the Course Landaise (bullfighting that does not involve any bloodshed) in the Vieux Boucau arena all summer through, Portuguese-style bullfighting on horseback without killing the bull in the end, a horse riding school in Messanges and Magesq (14 km) with shows in summer, surfing school in the Messanges, bicycle rentals at 300 metres, recreation centre at 300 metres, Basque pelota shows all summer long in Vieux Boucau… this is a non-exhaustive list of local sporting activities.Rich in sporting activities, quite normal actually, that’s the South West!
The municipal swimming pool is at 300 metres, the Atlantic Ocean at 2 kilometres, the Vieux Boucau sea water lake at 4 kilometres, the Leon lake at 12 kilometres… the choice is yours. Whether it is seawater or fresh, there is water everywhere. Huge beaches to swim sunbathe or play. Choose rather the supervised ones and respect the instructions of the life-guards.
Art gallery at 400 metres, bars and restaurants at 500 metres, culinary art, a supermarket at 500 metres only, a larger supermarket at 2 kilometres, tobacconist’s at 500 metres, pottery of heron (local ceramic art), sculptor and restorer la Granges aux Pierres in Messanges.
Art and services are only two steps away from the campsite to combine the practical with the pleasant…