Les Landes is about nature, water, forests, gastronomy, the calm, but also having fun.
Should you be staying in one of our guest rooms or in one of our gîtes, you will have a wonderful time. You will come back to do all the things that you didn’t have time to do or see or taste on your first visit !
To help you find your way around you will find a map of the area at the bottom of this page.
At the château you have free access to
All around the estate, you can enjoy walking, cycling or horse riding through the forests.
Only 4 km from the château you can take a trip down the Palue river on a canoe kayak. This wild river is considered to be a wonderful experience.
You can play golf at the Moliets golf course (15 km) in Seignosse or in Hossegor (35 km).
Only 14 minutes away by car, and not much more to the nearest beaches by bike.
St Girons beach is touristy, and is monitored from mid June to mid September. You will find a surf school, shops, restaurants and free parking.
There is a summer market every Tuesday evening.
La Lette Blanche beach, slightly more wild but very popular with the locals. The beach is monitored in July and August. It is a popular surfing spot with good waves. Free parking under the pine trees.
Contis Beach is a family beach with a very relaxed feeling and all amenities only 10 minutes walk away. The little extra: a beach club for children over the age of five.
Cap de l’Homy beach is more sport orientated, and one of the biggest beaches in Les Landes. It is very beautiful but far from all amenities so think about taking a picnic.
The markets closest to Belle Epoque estate:
Linxe : every Tuesday and Friday morning
Leon : 80 stalls every morning from 8:30 to 1 pm from 15 June to 30 September There is an evening market every Wednesday evening from 3 July to 21 August.
Vielle St Girons : Sunday morning from 1 July to 26 August, at St. Girons plage. The evening market is on Wednesdays from 3 July to 28 July
The lake at Leon is one of the largest lakes in the department and covers 340 hectares. It is very calm, there is a beach on both the south and north side but there are also more wild areas and walks to be done all around. Everything you need for the family.
The water temperature is higher than the water in the Atlantic ocean. There is a play area for children.
You will find many water sport activities on site :
From the lake in Leon you can discover the “Amazon of Les Landes" with a boatman on a flat bottom boat trip down the Huchet River which connects the lake at Leon to the ocean. This area has been classed as a nature reserve and it is a wonderful place to appreciate the local flora and fauna. Book in advance
Discover the history of the Marensin area and how the people used to live in Les Landes museum in Lit et Mixe. Open from June to September, free entry.
Spend the day in the eco-museum at Marqueze in Sabres, that you access by taking a short old train trip through the forest. Buy your tickets at the station in Sabre and set off to explore life in Les Landes and Gascogne in the 19th century.. Open from April to October, go back in time walking through a 19th century neighbourhood of old buildings, animals and old crafts. The cafes and picnic areas.
Visit “escape land” in St Michel Escalus and spend an hour trying to escape a pirate ship.
45 minutes from Belle Epoque estate you can visit Labenne zoo, 200 animals, 60 species over five hectares of land, and you can also feed some animals.
Spend the day at Adrenaline Park, only 15 km away, where you will find many activities for the over fives, motorbike riding, quad bike riding, accrobranche and paintball
The biggest waterpark in Les Landes, Atlantic Park, is at Seignosse, only 35 km from the estate. Have a wonderful time on the 1.4 km of slides to be found in this water park. 18 km from the estate you can also visit Aqua kids Park for younger children.
And one musn’t forget the Landais bullfighting. Often to be found in the villages. As opposed to traditional bullfighting, the animals are cows, and they are not hurt. It is more a form of play between animal and man.
The “écarteurs” dodge the charging cows at the last minute, and the “sauteurs” jump over them. It’s quite amazing to see at least once.
You will also surely have the occasion to listen to a group of “bandas”, local musicians who go from one local village fete to another.
If you need more activities again, visit our reception area at Château Belle Époque where you will find lots of brochures and Morgan, who would be more than happy to help you.