A short walk or bike ride away in the Aquitaine region
Moliets is a typical Landes village, with its little square between the church and the fronton (pelota court). A short distance from the village, discover the 12th-century Mâa Chapel, which was once a stopping place on the Way of St. James.
Near the beach are two golf courses, one with 18 holes designed by the architect Robert Trent Jones, and another with 9. Don't hesitate to come and discover this natural beauty spot between forest and ocean.
The Courant d'Huchet nature reserve is located in the municipality of Léon and Moliets. There are many footpaths for visitors to explore it. Departing from Lake Léon, a boatman will take you on a boat ride to see exceptional plant life that is unique in the region. The place is rightly known as the Amazon forest of Landes. The village of Léon is built on a hill, known in the Gascon language as a "Tuc", with a church on top. A market takes place at the foot of the hill from 15 June to 15 September.
Taking the cycle path from Messanges, you will reach the little village of Azur, passing the Saint Antoine fountain then the lake, where you can stop on the pontoon to enjoy stunning views. Continuing along the lake shore, you will then see the town of Soustons, famous for its festivals: the Tulip Festival and Soustons Festival. The route back is via Vieux Boucau on the Lake Marin side.
Come and discover Hossegor, the surfing capital with its superb waves and chic surfing boutiques. Many international competitions take place there: Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, Swatch Pro.
Capbreton is the only marina and fishing port in Landes, and is very active. On the docks you can visit the fresh fish market.
The walkway on the pier built by Napoleon III is very popular.
This is where the Étang Noir Nature Reserve is located, containing typical Landes habitats which you can access via a duckboard path. The body of water, whose name means "Black Pond", is thus named due to its depth and muddy bed. The forest surrounding it is very shady, creating a slightly mysterious atmosphere. If you continue your walk, you will see the Étang Blanc ("White Pond"), where you can swim, go canoeing or just enjoy the peace and quiet that nature offers you.