Featured Holiday Rentals in Landes
Featured Holiday Rentals in Landes
Holiday Rentals in Landes - A Guide to Landes
The departement of Landes falls within the French region of Aquitaine which is situated in the south-western area of France with Bordeaux to the North and Spain to the south.
Landes itself has the Atlantic Ocean on its west. If you are arriving at your holiday rentals in Landes by road, you are most likely to end up on the A10 which runs directly south from Paris. However, if you prefer to fly to your Landes holiday rentals, then Bordeaux or Biarritz International airports are the closest, both offering regular flights from the UK with the low cost airlines.
You could also try taking the Eurostar to Paris or Lille and onward using the TGV (French high-speed railway) to Dax, which is a town in Landes.
Types of Holiday Rentals in Landes
Landes holiday rentals are popular because of the climate. The Atlantic Ocean brings some rain which makes the area very green, but the weather is warm through into late Autumn, and winter is shorter than in the north of France, meaning that spring comes early.
Temperatures away from the coast can reach into the 30’s in summer. The most sought after type of property is a 3 bedroom house to rent in Landes which is suitable for a large family or even two families.
Some properties of this size will have a pool, and I have seen a very nice house to rent in Landes. It has 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and two separate toilets, and a pool and jacuzzi. Outside there is also a garden with a terrace and dining area and a barbeque. Perfect for whiling away those long warm summer evenings.
Bearing in mind that the departement is on the Atlantic Ocean, you may prefer a Landes house to rent near to the beach. I found a fantastic 4 bed villa to rent in Le Canon which has its own private pool but which is also only 5 minutes walk from the beach. The villa is light and airy and sleeps up to 8 people. It has a master bedroom with ensuite, 2 further doubles and a twin. The balcony has a view of the Bay of Arcachon, an inland sea fed by the ocean and by other waterways, with the colour of a lagoon. This is a Landes holiday rental in a truly idyllic location, with first class facilities and decor.
Landes Useful Information
Holiday rentals in Landes are situated across 2 arrondisements, 30 cantons and 331 communes. The prefecture, or central governing department, of Landes is in Mont-de-Marsan. As well as taking advantage of the beautiful sandy beaches on offer, there is plenty to do and see in the area.
Using your Landes holiday rental as a base, why not visit the sub prefecture of Dax which is famous as a spa for its mud treatments for conditions like rheumatism. Or if you are interesting in archaeology and history, why not visit the Roman archaeological crypt and remains of 4th century Roman walls.
At Mont-de-Marsan you can visit the Donjon Lacataye - a 14th century castle keep, whilst at Mimizan you can explore the church bell tower which is on the UNESCO world heritage list.
The Departement as a whole is ideal for all water sports including fishing, surfing and cycling, and if you like outdoor pursuits you will surely want to visit the 300 km2 Landes National Park which offers wildlife, cycle trails, horse riding and canoeing. A holiday rental in Landes, wherever you choose to stay, will provide a perfect point from which to explore the beautiful departement and all it has to offer.