Soustons, between forest and ocean

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the south coast of the Landes, bathed by five lakes and surrounded by the largest forest in Europe, Soustons enjoys a privileged location at the gates of the Basque Country, Spain and the Pyrenees ... Thanks this exceptional natural environment, its land, its strong traditions, offers year-round Soustons a diverse range of leisure, discoveries, to the delight of adults ... and smaller. This richness, its pleasant climate and hospitable people make Soustons a tourism resort ideal for family holidays.

Sports at will!
Its wide open spaces that are the ocean and its endless beach, lakes or rivers connected by trails and pine forests populated slender, offers the best in Soustons: lifeguards at the beach and ocean on the marine lake, an abundance water sports (sailing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing), 70 km of hiking trails in the forest, a bike path that connects Soustons in Port Albert, mountain bike trails, a golf course ( nine-hole course), many opportunities for fishing and surfcasting ... The beautiful scrolls of the ocean are of Port d'Albret one of the wildest spots on the Atlantic coast, which attracts more and more surfers ... A multitude of sports for everyone!

Recreation throughout the year
Cultural life is equally rich. The traditional tulip festival in the spring brings each edition more than 10,000 spectators and ushers in the beginning of the tourist season in an original, in color. Follow in the season the Gastronomic Fair of 5 Terroirs Landais, the great Country Day Departmental, Grand Truc Gascon (Gascon party). Note: the Festival of Lyric Art that takes place each summer in Soustons attracts many music lovers from all over Aquitaine.

Authentic heritage to discover
Soustons is a village that lives year-round and carefully cultivates its traditions and its unique environment. Museum of Traditions and Old Tools Pandelle of the castle, the church with its Romanesque porch, beautiful half-timbered houses Landes, the old wash houses, the fountain of the Viscount, the memorial François Mitterrand, craftsmen, and nearby, its nature reserves and parks are a must.

Fairs, bandas and bodegas!
Soustons and the south coast of the Landes are of very regularly their best clothes. Thus from 1 May, appear planted here and there all pretty flower pins, it is the "but" who honor their recipients and give rise to the traditional festivals of Maïade. Then the holidays are soustonnais neighborhoods that are connected: the Hardy Sterling, Mora, Costemale ... But it is above the summer ferias Southwest know their heyday. Thus the holiday Soustons that last five days in August every festayres attract aficionados. Racing cows Landes, bullfight, performances of waders and Basque pelota tournaments succeed to the delight of visitors. The evening is the "the Heste" in all the bodegas of the city: we sing, we dance there and there toast until very late at night. Five days the daily stops to make room for excess. A highlight not to be missed!

A renowned gastronomy
The South West of France and especially the Landes benefit of a generous nature which results in a renowned gastronomy. Soustons and its surroundings offer many traditional restaurants and farms tastings where you can enjoy without moderation to the delights of the land recognized Landes - foie gras, confit, cabbage soup, meat pie - or less known kiwi, peanut ... Not to mention pancake houses, pizzerias, pubs, snack bars ...

Services first!
Town hall, post office, doctors, transport, shops, supermarket ... Soustons is a city that lives all year and has all the services! Moreover, nearly one hundred associations make up the associative landscape of the city, show a dynamism that does more shows.
Welcome to Soustons!

Soustons, practical

Soustons, making history
Soustons is located on the old bed of the Adour, deflected in the Middle Ages to Bayonne. "Boucau" Landais patois means "mouth" and thus found the town of Old Boucau Soustons nearby, where the river once flowed, and that of Boucau, Bayonne to meet the southern end of the Landes where the Adour flows today. His story remains strongly identified with the naval stores who harvested the pine resin, cork and cork who were recovering on oaks. Soustons was also the resort of François Mitterrand, who came to seek peace and quiet in the fold of Latché for 35 years. A statue of former President of the Republic with his dog is in front of the Tourist Office.

Bike paths
Soustons / Soustons-track 7 km with 4.6 km in the middle of the forest
Soustons-Beach: round the marine lake 4 km.
Other possibilities for Soustons
Bike path by joining the North Shore: Old Boucau Messanges, Moliets, Leon (Soustons / Leon 20 km).
Bike path by joining the south coast: Seignosse, Hossegor, Capbreton, Labenne (Soustons Labenne just over 30 km).

Hiking trails
GR8 marked 20 km (around the marine lake).
Loop Marensin 10 km and 5 km marked out (departure and arrival at the campsite of Airial).