This département in south-western France is best known for it towns along the coast : Biscarosse, Mimizan, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains, Hossegor, Capbreton…, playing host to the majority of its tourists. These towns in fact chalk up a high percentage of holiday homes (over 40%). The tourist sector here is explained by three main poles of attraction : the Atlantic Ocean, much appreciated by fans of surfing, gastronomy ("foie gras", duck, chicken…), and thermal spas (in the resorts of Dax and Eugénie-le-Bains, among others). Medieval paths, now signposted, are tending to draw a new clientele. Finally the forest of Les Landes is the largest in France.
While the internationally renowned seaside resorts of Hossegor and Capbreton are the stars of the département, other more discreet communes unfurl their charm, offering future owners good opportunities. Labenne, for example, 7 km from Hossegor, proposes houses on the seafront at more appealing prices than its famous neighbours, while providing living conditions of virtually the same high level. Similarly, the town of Seignosse, near the harbour of Capbreton and the marine lake of Hossegor, boasts an international golf -course, and is a really attractive alternative for those seeking to acquire a house in Les Landes.
Between forest and ocean, the département of Les Landes, of which Mont-de-Marsan is the main town, stretches out along a strip of sand 106 km long, edged by high dunes. Its forest of maritime pines and its share of the ocean-front enjoy a reputation which extends well beyond the frontiers of France. Not forgetting its surfing conditions, which have also won worldwide renown (several events are held here each year). Its mild winters and hot summers enchant both residents and visitors.
With many seaside resorts on its territory, including Hossegor, Capbreton, Biscarosse, Moliets, Mimizan and Vieux Boucau, the département of Les Landes mostly attracts a clientele wanting to live on the seafront. Apartments at the edge of the ocean, especially those on the first row, are in high and constant demand. Their high prices do, however, discourage some buyers who then opt for addresses set further back, though equally pleasant and offering equally appealing assets : Dax and Eugénie-les-Bains for their thermal spas, Mont-de-Marsan with its three rivers and its closeness to the superb forest of Les Landes.