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Dax, a multi-faceted town

Discover the heritage of Dax where the Gallo-Roman past, Art Deco, 17th and 18th century buildings and Basque-Landes style architecture jostle for space. From the city walls to the arenas, from the Apostles’ portal to the hot fountain, from Borda museum to the Atrium Culture art gallery, you’re going to love visiting Dax.

Savour the gentle way of life in Dax

Nehe Spring

Built in the 19th century, the Nehe spring is the symbol of the thermal resort of Dax. These thermal waters, combined with the algae that form on its surface and the alluvium of the Adour River, help to create the thermal mud referred to as: the Péloïde de Dax. Discover the hot fountain, the emblem of the town.

Dax Arenas

Built in 1913, the Dax arenas are among the largest in the Landes with 8,000 seats. In the summer, bull-fighting and the Grand Concours landais are organised there during the Dax Feria and, in September, you can enjoy the Toros y Salsa Festival.

Notre Dame Cathedral

This Roman Catholic cathedral is a listed monument. Built between the middle of the 17th century and the end of the 19th century, it is one of the jewels of Dax. Inside, you will be charmed by its large mullion doorway with stunning carvings, the large arcade, the triforium and the large bay. Free guided tours are organised on some Thursdays between April and October (see programme of events).

Gallo-Roman walls

Only part of the old walls of Dax are still standing but archaeologists refer to them as “the most beautiful and most complete of their type remaining in France”. 302 metres from the past waiting for you to discover.

The Atrium

Built between 1825 and 1828, the Atrium is now a listed monument. The theatre’s décor in golden stucco will leave you speechless. The interior patio used to be an open-air theatre and if you look up you can still see the rows of seats. Guided tours are organised by the Grand Dax Tourist Office once or twice a month.

Itinerary: Labenne- Dax 29 mins – 41 km via the A63

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