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Located in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France, Landes is renowned for its expansive pine forest and the Côte d'Argent, Europe's longest beach stretching over 60 miles. Once a marshland, the forest was artificially created in the 19th century to drain the area and establish the National Park. The region's history is rich, with shepherds once navigating the marshes on stilts, known as 'Echasses'. The Economusée at Marquèze offers a glimpse into traditional Landaise life and architecture.

Capital and Culture

Mont-de-Marsan, the capital of Landes, is a haven for art enthusiasts. Located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees, the town is home to the Despiau-Wlérick Museum, which showcases 20th-century figurative sculpture. The Mont de Marsan Sculptures festival, held every three years, adds to the town's artistic allure. The museum also features a sculpture garden, a library, and panoramic views from the Lacataye tower.

Outdoor Activities

Landes offers a plethora of outdoor activities, from beachside relaxation to forest exploration. The Jean-Rameau Park provides a verdant setting for leisurely walks, featuring unique plants, sculptures, and even a Japanese garden. The Madeleine Festival in July brings the town to life with music, parades, and traditional courses landaises.

Typical Property Styles

Landes is known for its traditional timbered farmsteads, often featuring large gardens and terraces. These properties blend seamlessly with the natural landscape, offering a rustic yet comfortable living experience.


Well-connected by road and public transport, Landes is easily accessible, making it a convenient destination for both short visits and long-term stays.

If you're interested in the diverse real estate opportunities and rich cultural heritage that Landes offers, feel free to contact us for more information.

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