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LÉON

The Landes department in Aquitaine is known for its fairly diverse tourist attractions. However, the latter are scattered in its towns and villages and deserve to be visited as much as the other. Léon is one of the villages of the Landes which is currently highly coveted by tourists for its lake, its nature reserve and for the Courant d'Huchet.

The village of Leon

Léon is a village located a few kilometers from Bayonne and Dax. To access this place, it is useful to take the road that connects Bayonne and Bordeaux before doing the remaining 10 kilometers. This is the nearest road. But for those who wish to go there by air, it would then be necessary to land at Bayonne-Biarritz airport. As for the TGV, you still have to travel about thirty kilometers once you arrive at Dax station.
The village of Léon welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Rich in ecosystem, it promises a serene stay closer to the latter. Indeed, the place combines both the lake, the ocean and the forest. It is therefore an opportunity for tourists to live unique experiences in a natural environment. In addition to its ecological environment, the village is home to old buildings. These are also very popular with visitors. As for its neighboring villages, it is still possible to visit their medieval site such as the Saint-Jean abbey, the Marais d'Ox, etc.

lac leon bateau

What to do at the Étang de Léon?

As indicated above, Léon is best known for its lake and its natural environment. It is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and get closer to Mother Nature. It is very popular with fishermen and even a small fishing trip in these places is almost inevitable. It is also possible to take a boat trip to discover the Courant d’Huchet and its surroundings. This is where the pond and the ocean meet. The imposing vegetation of the shore gives this place a wild and unique landscape.
At the edge of the pond is the house of the Reserve. The latter exhibits all the natural heritage of the village. Guided tours are offered there, but sometimes they are accompanied by themes for more entertainment.
For lovers of water sports, the pond of Léon remains ideal for the practice of their passion. Indeed, the place offers a great opportunity to practice windsurfing, canoeing, pedal boats, catamarans, etc.