Indian summer in the Landes: nature, zen and gourmet getaway in autumn

Published on 08/11/2022

A land of gastronomy, traditions and heritage, the Landes department is a destination that can be appreciated in all seasons. While the weather is still radiant, autumn is for many the ideal season to take a break from the hustle and bustle of summer and enjoy nature, Zen and food.

From the vineyards of Chalosse to the long beaches of the Côte d'Argent, via the renowned thermal baths of Dax, the rich gastronomy of the Landes and the cosy comfort of the accommodation at Camping Le Vieux Port, it's time to enjoy the Indian summer in the Landes!


This autumn, become a winegrower for a day in Chalosse Tursan! In Mugron, in the heart of Chalosse, spend a convivial moment in the vineyards with a Landes winegrower. Discover the work of the vine, the harvesting of the grapes, as well as the pressing techniques. A visit that ends, as it should, with a tasting of Chalosse and Tursan wines. Another idea to discover the vineyard in a different way: the Armagnac producers welcome you and show you around their estate, the distillery and the ageing cellars before introducing you to the tasting of rare vintages.


At the beginning of autumn, summer is playing a prolonged game in the Landes! This is an opportunity to take advantage of the long stretches of sand on the Côte d'Argent, to recharge your batteries on the beach without the crowds of tourists. The magnificent beaches of Messanges, Vieux-Boucau, Moliets, Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton come to mind. And why not take a surfing lesson? The waves are best in autumn, and it's the peak surfing season in the Landes! The water is still good, so put on your suit, grab your board and hit the waves.


Spa treatments are an excellent remedy for the coming winter blues. So treat yourself to a spa break in the Landes: a mini-cure or simply a day of treatments to give yourself a moment of relaxation and well-being. France's leading spa destination, the town of Dax is renowned for its naturally warm thermal water and for the benefits of its peloid, a mud with healing properties that is unique in the world. Perfect for getting back into shape before winter!


Let's face it: autumn is the season for gastronomy in the Landes! As part of the Autumn Gourmet operation, a wide range of events will give you a taste of the best of the Landes region! On the menu: meetings with local producers and craftsmen, culinary workshops to learn how to prepare a tourtière or a Landes pastis, tasting of foie gras and farm specialities, guided tours of wine cellars with the wine growers, and many other gourmet experiences to awaken your taste buds!


Take advantage of the Indian summer to come and recharge your batteries in the Landes. Our 5 star campsite Le Vieux Port is open until October 17th! It is in Messanges and close to Vieux-Boucau, with direct access to the beach and a view of the dune, that you can finally recharge your batteries in the heart of the Landes forest! Accommodation choice: mobile homes, wooden chalets, western tents, lodges, cabins on stilts, bungalows or fitted tents. The must of the campsite: the covered swimming pool heated to 28°C!

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