Dax, Landes

France

Famous since Antiquity, its therapeutic waters and muds are used to treat rheumatism and blood disorders.

Dax is a commune in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern Francesub-prefecture of the Landes department. It is known as a spa, specialising in mud treatment for rheumatism and similar ailments. It is also a market town, former bishopric and busy local centre, especially for the Chalosse area.

Sights

  • Roman archaeological crypt, including the foundations of a Roman temple from the second century
  • Remains of the Gallic-Roman walls (4th century)
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame Ste-Marie
  • Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Xaintes
  • Fontaine Chaude (“Hot Fountain”)
  • The Chemins Bideak centre in Saint-Palais has a semi-annual program based on a unique theme choosen from among the greatest development challenges which mankind faces. 
  • Moulin à vent. In a unique location with a panorama at 320° on the Chalosse and the Pyrenees, discover the unique windmill of the Landes.
  • Musée départemental de la Faïence et des Arts de la table. 35 kilometres south of Mont-de-Marsan, on the Hagetmau route, the earthenware and table ware museum welcomes you in Samadet, a charming Tursan village.
  • This museum shows a unique collection in Europe of old aircrafts, helicopters, photographic documents and trophies from the French Army evoking the military past from World War II to present.
  • Artiga Basque Canvas. ARTIGA, Label Origine France Garantie and specialist in Basque Canvas, opens its FACTORY STORE in Magescq all year round. Colorful items and gift ideas to find: table linen, canvases by the meter, fashion accessories, decorative objects at discounted prices.
Dax

Contact

Dax Town hall
email
Via contact form
address
Rue Saint Pierre BP 50344 40107 Dax Cedex
phone
05 58 56 80 00