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Embark on an exotic journey in the southwest of France. Between a coastline of more than 100 kilometers, the largest pine forest in Europe, the dunes, the various large freshwater lakes, the hilly land, the numerous spas and the many towns such as Biscarosse, Hossegor, Mimizan, Seignosse, Messanges... we can tell you that you won't forget your stay in this multifaceted territory.
Let's go, discover without further delay our selection of spa hotels, sports, cultural and well-being activities in the Landes! All you have to do is pack your bags and hit the road!
Once you have booked your room or suite in a spa hotel in the Landes, it is time to start looking at the activities and outings that you can do near your hotel establishment. The editors of Unique Hôtel Spa have gone to find you original offers, sports, well-being, heritage and cultural.
Start your Landes escapade with a walk in one of the department's magnificent towns. Among them, we recommend Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, Hossegor and Capbreton.
Continue your trip with a nautical activity. This is the thing to try if you come to this French department. You may wonder why. The answer is simple. The Landes with its many beaches and ocean, rivers and lakes is the destination par excellence to learn water sports. Let yourself be tempted by a surfing session, a canoeing trip, a pedal boat, a paddle boat or a pirogue. All you have to do is rent your equipment.
If you are horsemen, gallop in couple at sunset along the fine sandy beaches of Seignosse.
Finally, treat yourself to a delicious meal in one of the Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants. We recommend Michel Guérard's restaurant*** in the hotel Les Près d'Eugénie - Maison Guérard - Relais & Châteaux in Eugénie-les-Bains. Gastronomic establishments such as Les Clefs d'Argent in Mont-de-Marsan, the table of the hotel Villa Étang Blanc in Seignosse and the Relais de la Poste in Magescq will also offer you exceptional dishes.
Vacations are ideal to discover the richness of a territory. But during this break, you should also think about yourself. In the Landes, you will find many natural places and facilities conducive to relaxation.
If you like to get closer to nature, we recommend you to take a breath of fresh air at dawn by the ocean. For that, go to the beach of Mimizan, the beach of Hossegor, Biscarrosse, Seignosse or to the beach of the Estacade in Capbreton. If you feel like it, let yourself be tempted by a yoga session. Still on the nature side, we recommend you to go and rest at the edge of a lake. And there is no lack of them in the Landes. The lake of Aureilhan and Mimizan, the lake of Léon, the lake of Soustons and the lake of Hossegor will bring you calm and serenity.
Looking for an original well-being activity? Try yoga on a surfboard or pilates paddle on the beach of Mimizan. Disconnection and zen effect guaranteed!
Continue your wellness journey in one of the thermal baths of the Landes. By opting for this type of activity in this territory you are sure to make the right choice. Indeed, the Landes is the first thermal department in France. With five resorts and 19 thermal establishments, you are bound to find a little corner of paradise that suits you for a complete cure or a short wellness interlude. If you are interested, we recommend the Eugénie-les-bains thermal baths, the Préchacq-les-Bains thermal baths, the Saubusse thermal baths and the Adour thermal baths in Dax.
Finally, if you prefer to relax in a wellness center in a star spa hotel, we have some addresses to suggest. We recommend the Cinq Mondes Spa at the Splendid Vacances Bleues hotel in Dax. It offers you many relaxing facilities such as a whirlpool, a hammam, a sauna, an ice fountain and much more. You can also indulge in a facial, body treatment, massage or a yoga or sophrology session.
Other hotels have beautiful spa areas. We recommend the Villa Seren Hotel, Spa & Restaurant in Hossegor, the swimming pool and spa at the Relais De La Poste hotel and the Baya Hotel & Spa in Capbreton. And of course, the hotel Les Près d'Eugénie - Maison Guérard - Relais & Châteaux in Eugénie-les-Bains. How can you not fall in love with its thermal farm and the Sisley treatments that are offered there, or the famous detox cures that are offered?
The Landes department is a land of culture, history and heritage. Whether you are alone, with your partner, family or friends, you are bound to find cultural or heritage outings that will please everyone.
As far as culture is concerned, there are many places to discover. We suggest you to go to the Ecomuseum of Marquèze in the town of Sabre, to the zoo of Labenne, to the Arena of Dax, to the castle of Gaujacq, to the Donjon Lacataye in Mont-de-Marsan, to the castle of Ravignan or to the ponds of Biscarrosse, of Cazaux or of Sanguinet.
Extend your Landes escapade by going to one of the 4 sites registered on the UNESCO world heritage list. Discover the Bell Tower-Porch of Mimizan, the Abbey of Saint-Sever, the Church of Sainte-Quitterie in Aire-sur-l'Adour and the Abbey of Saint-Jean de Sorde.
Finally, the Landes are famous for their beautiful sandy beaches but other natural sites are worth a visit. We suggest you to go to the national reserve of Arjuzanx in Morcenx, the natural reserve of the Marais d'Orx, the Courant d'Huchet or the one of the Etang Noir.
Once you have an idea of all the outings you can do in this area, it can be interesting to organize a small program in order to take full advantage of the time you will have there. Don't worry, the editors of Unique Hotel Spa have taken care of this mission.
As far as your hotel is concerned, we advise you to book one of the rooms of the hotel Le Splendid, Vacances Bleues in Dax. There, you will have the choice between a comfort room, an Adour side room, a privilege room and a deluxe room. You can also enjoy the bistronomic restaurant. And of course, you will have access to the Cinq Mondes Spa.
If you need to be convinced that you have made the right choice, take a look at the traveler reviews posted on Booking. They will confirm that this is an iconic hotel in Dax.
After your first night in the hotel or your arrival in Dax, set out to discover this beautiful town. In the morning, stroll through the narrow streets, visit the hot water fountain and walk along the Gallo-Roman ramparts. For lunch, we suggest you to have lunch at the restaurant Le Relais des Plages in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax. In the afternoon, visit the Dax bullring and the Notre-Dame cathedral. At the end of the day, relax in the hotel's wellness center. Between jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, facials, body treatments and massages, you are sure to find what you are looking for. In the evening, have dinner in the hotel's restaurant.
After your night and your breakfast at the hotel, we propose you for this second day to go to Biarritz, 50 minutes from your hotel, in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques. In the morning, stroll to the Rocher de la Vierge, to the Villa Belza and don't forget to pass in front of the Biarritz casino and to observe the lighthouse. At lunchtime, we recommend that you reserve a table at the Michelin-starred restaurant, l'Impertinent. In the afternoon, take in the fresh air by lounging on one of Biarritz's beaches. Between the Grande Plage de Biarritz, the Miramar beach, the Milady beach and the Port Vieux beach, you will be spoilt for choice.
The Landes department (part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), the second largest in France, abounds in starred spa hotels and activities of all kinds. Suf, thermalism, cycling, golf, canoeing, lakes, water sports, Landes gastronomy, beaches, lakes will punctuate your trip in this territory. The little extra: diversified landscapes and natural areas unique in Europe! So don't wait any longer to book a room in a hotel in the Landes. Believe us, with all the offers that the Landes has to offer, you will have the impression of traveling and being at the end of the world!
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