Vacations in Parentis-en-Born

Parentis-en-Born
Vacations in Parentis ...

Located between Biscarrosse and Mimizan, 30 minutes from Arcachon, Parentis-en-Born is the ideal place for a quiet family vacation, far from the hustle and bustle of the coast. This does not prevent you from enjoying the beaches and the ocean which are only 20 km away, the perfect compromise between lively seaside resort and peaceful vacation with your children. The Landes offer many activities and Parentis-en-Born is not left out, you will not be bored.

Opening photo: Eric Cowez AdobeStock



The top 10 things to do in Parentis-en-Born

  1. Go swimming and enjoy the beaches of Lake Parentis and the ocean
  2. Take a nice bike ride around the lake
  3. Discover the greenway and the Vélodyssée
  4. Try a multitude of water activities on the lake
  5. Have fun with the family at the aqualoisir park
  6. Play Tarzan at the treetop adventure course in Parentis
  7. Tease the fish in Lake Parentis
  8. Catch lots of Poï'z with Terra Aventura
  9. Wander in the Landes de Gascogne national park
  10. Visit Parentis-en-Born

Discover Lake Parentis and its beaches

Nature lovers , you will be won over by one of the largest lakes in the region. This exceptional body of fresh water is ideal for a relaxing day in the shade of the pine trees. The warm, shallow waters invite swimming, while the paths that run around them offer a peaceful and pleasant stroll in the open air. Admire the beauty of this soothing place in the heart of the emblematic Landes de Gascogne forest.


Cycle around the lake

Another way to discover this natural immensity is to hop on your bike for a pedal tour of Lake Parentis. Departing from the port of Piaou, take the Nassey promenade for a route of around ten kilometers. Between pines, ferns and heather, you will be immersed in the Landes forest, refreshed by the proximity of the lake. Bike rentals are available for all ages for a great family vacation.

Parentis Lake

Ride on the greenway and on the Vélodyssée

The greenway which connects Parentis-en-Born to Ychoux, 10 km further, is quite recent since it dates from 2008. Following an old railway line, the route is easy to take, without milestones or complicated curves. Drive straight through the heart of the forest to join the coastal greenway leading to the Vélodyssée, another cycle path which takes you back to Biscarosse and Mimizan. A few kilometers of pedaling will be necessary to admire the ocean behind the magnificent Landes forest.


Do water activities on the lake


Lake Parentis is ideal for having fun on calm water not disturbed by waves. The more sporty can try water skiing, or wakeboarding, wake surfing or foiling, physical activities that are fun to slide on the water. The towed buoy is also very fun for adrenaline lovers who will just have to hold on tight to avoid falling. Less lively, but very pleasant, boat, rowboat, paddle or pedal boat rentals are also available on the calm waters of Lake Parentis.


Wakeboard photo: Derick McKinney Unsplash

Have fun at the aqualoisir park

The largest inflatable water park in the world, the aqualoisir park is perfect for family holidays in Parentis-en-Born. Slide down the slides and jump into the water for a day of laughter and fun, before relaxing on the supervised beaches or having a coffee. Shaded or sunny area , everyone can come together there to sunbathe or rest. And if you're too hot, the solution is to dive into the water.


Tree climbing in Parentis

The setting is perfect for a day of tree climbing. In the heart of the Landes forest with a view of the lake when you gain height, the panorama is breathtaking. With family or friends, equip yourself with a harness to enjoy the different routes, suitable for all levels. Cables, nets, logs or tunnels, work on your balance and your skills in complete safety. Thrill -seekers, it's up to you to play at the Parentis treetop adventure park.

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Fishing in Parentis Lake

Sitting in a boat in the middle of the magnificent Lake Parentis surrounded by the pines of the Landes forest, the feeling of freedom is privileged. In this incredible setting, throw your hook to catch a predatory fish. Pike, perch or zander, there are many of them swimming in this fresh water in the calm of nature. Every year, a fishing competition is organized at the port of Gastes, register without delay or note the date to see the best catches of passionate fishermen.


Hunt the Poï'z with Terra Aventura

What could be better to bring the whole family together than to take a lively and interactive walk. In the form of a treasure hunt, the Terra Aventura application offers an activity surrounded by nature which combines walking, sport and discovery of heritage. Walking, searching, puzzles to solve and Poï'z to collect, children will love it. To participate, simply download the application, then let yourself be guided. Open your eyes wide and be curious, the black gold of the Pays de Born is hidden near the lake.


Terra aventura Photo: Copyright-P_Laurencon-CRTNA

Discover the Landes de Gascogne national park

Spend a green holiday in the heart of thousands of hectares of nature made up of lakes and forests. With family or friends, take advantage of your vacation in Parentis to explore this magnificent preserved environment. On foot, on horseback, by bike or by canoe, the choice is varied to combine nature outings and discovery of the park. The objective is to be discreet so as not to leave traces. Admire the animals that roam freely in the heart of the pines, oaks and beeches along miles of walks.


Visit Parentis-en-Born

It is very pleasant to stroll through the streets of Parentis-en-Born, especially during the holidays when you have time to stop to order an ice cream , or to explore the markets. The particularity of the town is its arena since Parentis is the only town in the north of the Landes to have one . It is not for nothing that the most important feria takes place there every year at the beginning of August, a lively festival which brings together thousands of locals and tourists. Don't miss this unmissable event.

Les Landes is a popular destination for vacationers looking for sun and sunny beaches. Be smart, book your vacation in Parentis-en-Born to enjoy the activities of the coast, while remaining peaceful a few kilometers from the coast. You now have many ideas at your fingertips to keep you busy all summer long.

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