Need to get away from it all? Enjoy the fresh air, the valleys and green hills of Chalosse to unplug from daily life in the southern Landes region. This is a land of wide-open spaces, ideal for hiking, cycling and fishing. You can also quench your thirst for nature and culture in the museums and vineyards – Chalosse is a fresh-air region to explore to the full!
Cassen, a typical village in the Chalosse region
20 km away from Dax and 40 km from Mont-de-Marsan, Cassen is a small Landes village with 350 inhabitants. It is also the location of our residence, "Les Hameaux de la Chalosse". Here you will be staying at the heart of the Chalosse region, where nature, traditions and the charm of old stone are combined. As can be seen in the little 12th century church and the washing place known as "the Rousséou fountain". Here women once got together to do their washing. If you're looking for nature, then the Marnière lake is popular with holidaymakers for fishing and picnics. The wide range of signposted hiking and mountain-bike trails are a way to get to know the wonderful Chalosse countryside during your stay.
Chalosse, a little-known region in southern Landes
Make the most of your stay at our residence in Landes to explore Chalosse, a region in Gascony that is still little known, but will surprise you with its rich natural and cultural heritage.
Booking your stay at our holiday residence near Dax is the best way to visit Dax, one of France's top spa towns and famous for its Gallo-Roman ramparts, archaeological crypt, warm-water fountain and amphitheatre dating from the early 20th century. Dax can also boast a surprising Art Deco heritage with buildings symbolising the roaring twenties, such as the Hotel Splendid and the Atrium Casino. And not forgetting the traditional Dax Festival in August, where all the town is bedecked in red and white.
During your holiday in Landes, don't miss the rich heritage of the medieval town of Saint-Sever, including the 10th century abbey church, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO; the timber-framed houses and townhouses built between the 16th and 18th centuries; the Jacobins convent, which is now the Cap de Gascogne Art and History Museum, and the Maison Sentex, beautifully decorated with Gallo-Roman mosaics.
Are you a wine lover? Then make your way along the Tursan Wine Route, at the heart of a wine region that was once owned by Eleanor of Aquitaine. Here you can see impressive site of Pimbo, the oldest fortified town in the Landes region, founded in 1268, and Geaune, another striking fortress dating from the 14th century. Plus some great views over the Pyrenees mountains! On the way, take a break at the Faience and Tableware Museum in Samadet.
And to make your stay in Landes Chalosse complete, you should also stop off at Hagetmau and visit the Saint-Girons crypt to greet "the Lady with the Hood" in Brassempouy, a world-famous prehistoric site, and stroll along the little flower-filled streets of the small medieval town of Amou, one of the most beautiful villages in the Landes region.
Find the ideal holiday rental
Are you looking for a holiday rental in the Landes region for a relaxing and revitalising stay? Right at the heart of the Chalosse region, 20 km away from Dax and 40 km from Mont de Marsan, the "Hameaux de la Chalosse" holiday residence in Cassens is an ideal base camp for visiting the Landes countryside. So don't waste a second and see the accommodation on offer in our holiday residence. You're sure to find something to suit you!