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Do you want to get off the beaten track , to see another side of the Landes? The Landes, its beaches, its forest, its gastronomy,… Of course, it is magnificent, but we know… Here are 10 original ideas to soak up the atmosphere of this land, move you in front of its beauty and live new experiences . So, we take you on a discovery or rediscovery of the Landes!

Surf the wave differently


We start with a little sport. The Landes coasts are known for their surf spots. But there are plenty of other ways to slide on the water , alone or with others, towed or not ... We take a look at the water sports available to you on the beach or elsewhere.

You want a change from surfing, but not too much… Wakesurfing is for you. You are surfing on an artificial wave, generated by a boat… They say it's like " surfing an infinite wave "!

A mix of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing, are you interested? So, we will have to test the wakeboard, in Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse, at Glissadour ! As with water skiing, you are towed by a boat. But you are on a surfboard ...

Stand up paddle boarding is like surfing, but with both feet facing the same way, with a bigger oar and board, and no waves. Well, in fact, it has nothing to do with surfing! But it's still great fun! Find on our page our selection of agencies to rent equipment, at sea or on the lake, or to take lessons ...

A little more fun, to have fun with friends or family , it is at Port-Maguide, at the Wake & Ski school , that you will find your happiness: towed buoy, fly-fish and even parasailing .

Wakeboard

Photo: Wakesurf in Saint-Laurent-de-Gosse - Glissadour Source: Glissadour

Gliding, on dry land


We stay in board sports , but we change universe. Back to earth for other sensations, just as stunning ... We swap the surfboard for the skateboard. Meet at the Skate Cross Parc in Azur , just next to Souston. Beginner or advanced area, there is something for all levels , from 10 years old. Are you not a great athlete? No problem, the skates are electric . It is sport all the same, but based on balance ...

Skate Cross Park

Photo: Skate Cross Park

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Discovering the natural wonders of the Landes


A boat trip or canoe trip is classic. This time, it is not the mode of transport that is important, but the destination. To spice up this activity, we invite you to discover two sites unique and specific to the Landes region , both essential and so exotic ... We won't tell you more, we will take you with us!

On board a traditional “ Galupe ”, you descend the Huchet Current , which connects the Léon pond to the ocean, through the small “ Amazonia des Landes ”.

To explore this Landes canopy, you can also rent a canoe from Atlantis Loisirs , in Lit-et-Mixe , to descend along another curiosity of the nature reserve: the Contis current .

Courand 'Huchet

Photo: Galube descent on the Huchet current, photo by Lesley Williamson

Head in the clouds, at the museum


Visiting a museum is interesting but it has nothing to do in this article… And yet! This one is very original. The Army and Helicopter Light Aviation Museum is more than beautiful machines. A superb collection of planes and helicopters awaits you in Dax . But it is above all a part of the story that a veteran will reveal to you, with his anecdotes, and many other surprises ...

Aviation museum

Photo: ALAT Museum

A virtual getaway


Innovative technology, total immersion, limitless universe … This is what makes our children's souls dream, locked in our adult bodies. Planète Parcs offers a secure space to live a real adventure , to share with others, in a virtual and unknown world ... It is a unique sensory experience and a new way of playing.

Planet Parks

Photo: Planet Parks

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And if the most difficult was not to get in, but to get out ...


After immersion in a virtual world, we offer you an extraction… The goal of the game will be to succeed in getting out of it! It's an escape game we're talking about. The first escape room in the Landes welcomes you to Saint-Michel-Escalus . Themed room, scenario and riddles, here you are again beautiful sheets or rather a great adventure !

Escape Room

Photo: Escape room of Saint-Michel-Escalus

In the midst of armed conflict!


Back in the real world, but we continue the adventure ... A game of giant hide-and-seek, do you like it? The paintball is not only a lot of fun, but it makes you evolve in a beautiful park, surrounded by nature . Take a look at our selection of places to practice Paintball!

Paintball

Photo: Ato 'Mimiz Paintball


For speed freaks


Pick up speed without breaking the law, be a few centimeters off the ground for a maximum of sensations , and do a little competition with your children or friends… Everything is possible on a karting circuit ! In Magescq, Cap Breton, Escoure or Biscarosse, here is our selection of tours, all over the Landes .

Karting

Photo: Karting Source: Karting Magesq

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Learn to live as in prehistoric times


We bring you back to the museum for an extraordinary experience . On the Prehistosite of Brassempouy , there is not just one famous lady. In the Archeopark you will not only be able to understand life during prehistory , but even better to experience it, by lighting your own fire , by making your flint knife ... In October, it becomes a hunting stop for a shooting championship. with prehistoric weapons . And if the lady in the hood was lost ... Find her during an escape-game , out of the ordinary.

Prehistosite

Photo: Painting at the Prehistosite of Brassempouy Source: Facebook page of the Prehistosite of Brassempouy

Flint cut

Photo: Flint cutting at the Brassempouy Prehistosite Source: Facebook page of the Brassempouy Prehistosite

In the heart of a small paradise


For this last idea, we take you to paradise, just that! It is an exotic and magical trip that will delight young and old alike ... Can we stop the suspense? In fact, it is in Sanguinet. At Paradis du Papillon, you enter a marvelous garden , which will amaze you. During a guided tour, you will take a world tour of butterfly species , but not only. The aquarium will show you original fish. In the greenhouse, you will also meet other insects, well hidden in an exuberant flora.

Butterfly paradise

Photo: Butterfly paradise

This concludes our unusual trip to the heart of the Landes. We hope to have given you another glance on this beautiful region which conceals small treasures to be discovered .

Do you want to know more: its geography, its history…? Become unbeatable on the Landes ...



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Article written by Stéphanie Tempier for the Guide des Landes.


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