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The Landes Forest, the ideal holiday destination!
The Landes Forest is the ideal setting for any kind of holiday, whether you like your break to be active, sporty, relaxing or even cultural! Plan to explore with your clan, your friends or your beloved, on foot or on two wheels? You’ll be amazed by the authenticity and charm of this popular tourist destination. Opt for the Landes and you won’t regret it!
And the ideal base from which to explore the Landes is one of our Sandaya campsites. Not only do they benefit from a lovely geographic location between the forests, lake and ocean, but they also offer the very best camping experience, with free children’s clubs, swimming pools, freshwater and the ocean nearby, sports activities and more! So, made up your mind? Yes, this year, you’re going camping with Sandaya!
Visit the Landes Forest with your family
If you’re looking for a cultural outing with the family, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the Landes! Nestled amidst the pine groves, there are museums and ecomuseums to keep the kids – and their parents – happy. Take, for example, the Marquèze ecomuseum which will embark you on a journey through time to discover the traditions and know-how of yesteryear in the Landes.
And just 10 minutes from there, you’ll find another museum worth a visit with your little clan. The “Graine de Forêt” is a mine of information on the forest and its environment. And there is a whole host of activities to enjoy: a tree-top adventure park, horse riding, quad bikes, paintball… The word “boredom” simply won’t cross your lips when holidaying in the Landes!
Visit the Landes Forest as a couple
A romantic getaway in the Landes Forest promises adventure combined with an array of top-notch cultural events! Musicalarue is an eclectic music festival fuelled by good vibes and a great atmosphere. On another note, the Contemporary Art Festival is an open-air exhibition of works placed along hiking trails that art lovers will adore.
And talking of hiking, couples who love rambling will be delighted in this area! So grab your walking shoes, sunglasses and a picnic, select your preferred route and off you go!
Camping Landes Forest: our handy tips for a successful stay
Another museum to visit with the family is the Musée des Forges in Brocas, a former industrial site showcasing the life and work of iron smiths and workers in the Landes in the 19th century. It also houses a rich collection of cast iron objects.
It’s impossible to stay in the Landes without giving in to the temptation of the local cuisine! There are plenty of excellent authentic establishments tucked away in the forest, offering a mouth-watering array of dishes. Pull up a chair and tuck in!
Did you know? The Landes Forest is the largest artificial forest in Western Europe, covering almost one million hectares! So there’s no shortage of places to explore with your young adventurers.
The best way to discover the Landes Forest? On a bike, of course! There are miles and miles of cycle paths criss-crossing the whole region. So hop on your bike and pedal away!