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June 11, 2024

What to do in the Landes when it rains?

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Les Landes is famous for its long golden sandy beaches, dense forests and dunes, perfect for outdoor recreation.

But what can you do in the Landes when it rains? Follow our 7 tips to keep you busy, even in the rain, during your vacation at our 5-star campsite in the Landes.

Take a culinary break

The appeal of Landes gastronomy is irresistible! In fact, it’s one of the Landes region’s must-see tourist attractions.

Culinary specialities in the Landes include foie gras, duck (confit, magret), apple croustade and Landes pastis, as well as seafood.

To sample these delights, book a good table at a restaurant in the Landes, especially on a rainy day, or take to the local markets armed with your umbrella.

Treat yourself to a shopping session

What to do in the Landes when it rains? How about a little shopping? Mont-de-Marsan, the capital of the Landes region, boasts a dynamic economy and culture, as well as a rich heritage dating back to the Middle Ages. The city, described as a “green city”, is lively, welcoming and conducive to commerce.

The Le Grand Mail shopping center in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax also offers a diverse shopping experience. More than a hundred stores offer fashion, sports equipment, home furnishings and DIY supplies.

Last but not least, Biscarrosse, famous for its beach and lakes, is a major tourist attraction with a wide range of shops.

Treat yourself to a dose of culture

The museum is an ideal rainy-weather activity!

In Mont-de-Marsan, the Musée Despiau-Wlérick not only exhibits a remarkable collection of sculptures, but also reveals the behind-the-scenes story behind their creation in its graphic art studio.

Take the kids to the Musée de la Bicyclette in Lit-et-Mixe. Admire the uniquely designed bikes and listen to the captivating stories of the manager, an enthusiast of the little queen.

And finally, stop off at the Armagnac Ecomuseum in Labastide-d’Armagnac. This museum in the Landes region of France takes you on a sensory and educational journey to the heart of the vineyards, where Armagnac was born.

Book an escape game

Wondering what to do in the Landes when it rains? Plan a fun-filled time with family and friends!

The escape game is an ideal alternative for those looking for an intellectually stimulating activity to share with family or friends, while exploring the riches of the Landes region in the dry.

The Armagnac Ecomuseum invites you to take up the challenge of its “Mission Distillation” escape-game, where you’ll be immersed in the characteristic world of Armagnac.

In Saint-Michel-Escalus, Canoë Land invites you to slip into the pirate’s shoes for a unique adventure in its Escape Room.

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Discover the wine-growing treasures of the Landes region

The vineyards of the Landes region are home to some little-known nuggets, ideal for discovering on a rainy day.

Floc de Gascogne, for example, awakens the taste buds as an aperitif with its unique character. Armagnac, meanwhile, offers a rich sensory experience for the end of a meal.

The winegrowers of the Landes invite you to discover their estates through wine tourism. They open their doors to you to share the passion of their work and the richness of their production.

Visit the most beautiful villages in the Landes

Even if it’s raining, a visit to the charming villages of the Landes region of France is a must. Grab your umbrella and set off to explore the Landes region.

Head for the small village of Labastide d’Armagnac, with its well-preserved heritage and medieval ambience.

Then discover the village of Sorde-l’Abbaye, famous for its Benedictine abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Finally, don’t miss the village of Saint-Sever, with its impressive Romanesque abbey and traditional houses.

Entertain your children indoors

What to do in the Landes when it’s raining with the kids? It’s not always easy! Fortunately, there are a number of establishments that are perfect for keeping them occupied on rainy days.

In Tarnos, Planete’n’kids welcomes children under 12 for unforgettable adventures, while those over 6 can take to the trampolines at Planète Jump.

The Ecomusée de Marquèze, nestled in the Parc Naturel Régional des Landes, promises children a fun and educational experience. The Musée de la faïence de Samadet offers workshops where children can learn about the art of earthenware and discover the techniques of painting and clay modeling.

If it’s raining, take your children on an exciting botanical journey to the Paradis du Papillon.