Moliet-et-Maa, the Landes dolce vita

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At the mouth of the Courant d'Huchet , nestled between Vieille-Saint-Girons and Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains , the village of Moliet-et-Maa perfectly embodies the oceanic charm of the Landes coast. Nestled behind the dunes and maritime pine forests , this seaside resort offers a wild coastline , long golden sand beaches, waves to delight surfers and Landes landscapes of undeniable beauty. diversity of activities to practice makes it a very pleasant destination in all seasons.On the time of a weekend, I went in search of the good addresses and the essentials of Moliet-et-Mâa to take advantage of the sweetness of life that reigns in this pretty Landes village. A very popular break by the ocean ...

Amazone Café: the gourmet and green break to disconnect

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On Avenue de l'Océan, I discovered L'Amazone Café , a coffee shop with lush vegetation and a " jungle " spirit for those looking for a little discreet corner and " healthy " cuisine all day long. . From breakfast to brunch, from lunch to afternoon tea, Ama, the owner, invites you to taste all of her home-made dishes, made with fresh produce . In a joyful and friendly atmosphere, the service is smiling, relaxed and multilingual! Ama is German, fallen under the spell of the Landes, she is happy to share her tips for exploring Moliet-et-Mâa. In fine weather, we gladly enjoy the sun on the small terrace while sipping a fresh fruit juice. Assured crush !

>> From mid-March to the end of November, for lunch, also come and enjoy the nice atmosphere of the Bar / Restaurant / Tapas "Un Singe en Hiver"


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Moliet-et-Mâa Beach, a great playground

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Easy and quick to access from the village, Moliet-et-Mâa beach has it all. With its fine sand, its pine forest, the ocean exposed to the swell to the delight of surfers, its superb view of the Huchet current, Moliet beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Landes. displays a camaieude of contrasting colors: the blue of the ocean, the green of the pine forest and the golden sand that stretches as far as the eye can see.The waves break on a sandy bottom and offer conditions which delight both neophytes and experienced surfers . From initiation to advanced, learn to surf in complete safety with the surf schools of Moliet , which also rent out surfboards , bicycles and skateboards .

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Moliet-et-Maa


A true local curiosity and refuge for biodiversity , the Huchet Current is a small coastal river that originates in Lake Léon and winds through the dunes to Moliet beach before reaching the ocean. Its calm, shallow waters are ideal for swimming enthusiasts , especially for children who can paddle safely. By taking the paths that run along the mouth of the Courant, we enter the Courant d'Huchet Nature Reserve to discover lush and tropical vegetation. This splendid mouth, where fresh water and salt water subtly mingle, is popular with lovers of sunrises and sunsets , not to be missed under any circumstances.

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Moliet-et-Maa


Unusual boat trip on the Huchet current

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Located about ten minutes by car from Moliet (via the D652), the Huchet current is nicknamed “ the Landes Amazon ”. This 12-kilometer-long natural wonder can be explored aboard a traditional boat accompanied by a boatman who reveals to visitors all the secrets of the local flora and fauna. From the pier at the southern beach of Lac de Léon , this walk is the most enchanting way to soak up the unique atmosphere of this atypical watercourse, classified as a nature reserve since 1981. One of the Landes greatest treasures in do not miss !

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Fishing and forest walks around the ponds of Moliets and La Prade

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Moliet-et-Maa


A stone's throw from the village center, the Etangs de Moliets and de la Prade are two protected nature reserves to be explored on foot or by bike on marked trails of about 3 km. Calm reigns in these lush green havens of oak, cork oak and alder species. For sports enthusiasts, there is a fitness trail there. Beginner and experienced anglers, if you are itching to tease fish, these two ponds offer an ideal setting for pike, pike perch, perch, black bass, roach fishing. , carp, tench and eels. Fishing permit is compulsory , on sale at the Moliets Tourist Office.


Moliet Golf: 18 holes between forest and ocean

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Moliet-et-Maa


Dive into the great green of the 18-hole golf course of Moliet ! Like surfing, golf here is an integral part of the local atmosphere.With the ocean on one side, the pine forest on the other and the dunes in the foreground, this oceanic golf course blends into the wilderness. . The famous Robert Trent Jones is at the origin of the design of this magical place, considered one of the most picturesque courses in France. Very popular with golfers of all levels who like to evolve in a magnificent environment, a light breeze in their hair and on grass trimmed to the millimeter, it crosses the forest to the beach with a driving range stuck to the dune - enough to perfect your swing in a privileged setting!


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A destination to explore by bike!

When you arrive in Moliet-et-Mâa, do not hesitate to abandon your car and exchange it for a bicycle to move around freely. Cycling allows everyone to appreciate the silence of nature, explore hidden corners and admire the preserved environment! The Vélodyssée crosses the town, a network of cycle paths opens up the golf course, the town, the ponds, the beaches and also allows you to reach the surrounding villages. If you like the small “built” heritage, stop by the Saint Laurent Chapel , nestled in the pine forest to the north of the town, in the Maâ district. You will also discover old traditional Landes houses along the rue des Templiers. Your visit to Moliet-et-Mâa promises to be full of surprises and beautiful stories ...



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Article and photos prepared by Lesley Williamson

 


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