During your stay at Thermotel (40), you will discover the rich and diversified Landes region, geographically bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean with its 106 kilometres of fine sand beaches, its many ponds, from Cazaux to Sanguinet, from Biscarrosse to Mimizan, then Léon and the natural reserve of the Huchet current, its boating outings, and further south, between Soustons and Seignosse, the natural reserves of the Etang Noir and the Etang Blanc ponds, and finally, Hossegor, a popular destination, among others, for its surf competitions, Capbreton, the natural reserve of the Orx Marais (marsh), well-known ornithological site.
You will discover our massif of maritime pine trees which, under Napoleon III, made the Landes the largest artificial forest in Europe, planted to dry-out the Landes marshes.
You will enjoy our history with its vestiges left by the Palaeolithic Aquitains, the famous “Dame à la capuche” or “Lady with a hood” of Brassempouy and strolling in Dax, you can discover all of the wealth of our heritage: the fontaine chaude (warm spring), the ramparts, the archaeological Roman crypt, Notre Dame Cathedral, the arenas.
Our many Landes museums will let you turn back time including the Ecomusée of Marquèze, our cultural sites, our abbeys, the small chapels hidden deep in the woods, the birthplace of St Vincent de Paul.
You will have the choice among many varied sport activities for all ages, young and old – from aquatic sports to our cherished rugby, from golf to the Vélodyssée (bicycle path), from the seaboard coast to inland, from the Haute Lande to the Pays d’Orthe, from Armagnac to Marensin.
The Landes welcome you with a temperate climate, rich gastronomy – creative – around duck, Gascon pork, Floc and Armagnac, Landes Pastis, the pleasant wines of Chalosse and Tursan.
The Landes are a place of traditions with their stilt walkers – honourable successors of Sylvain Dornon, their Landes races, and their fun celebrations.
In a few words, we invite you to discover a rich heritage, a passionate people and an enthralling territory.
You are always welcome here!