Léon and its lake

Be charmed by this authentic village with its freshwater lake, just a short distance from the atlantic coast

Welcome to Léon!

The village of Léon will delight nature lovers looking for a change of scenery with splendid ocean beaches nearby (Saint-Girons plage, La Lette Blanche or Moliets plage), Lake Léon and the Courant d’Huchet nature reserve.

Léon is renowned for its magnificent setting and its village spirit. Its shops and restaurants, open all year round, make it a welcoming holiday destination in all seasons.

what to see and do in Léon

Explore the village of Léon and be amazed by its pretty brick and half-timbered houses, typical of the architecture of the Marensin region.

Take a break on a terrace ont the market square, overlooked by the church of Saint-André, and soak up its warm atmosphere after filling your shopping basket. The market is on Tuesday and Sunday mornings all year round and every morning from June 15 to September 30. There’s also a night market in the village every Wednesday evening in July and August.

Léon boasts a cinema, a media library and a cultural centre for those hoping to get a bit of culture during their stay.

If you fancy a swim, the lapping waters of Lake Léon can be found nearby for safe swimming for the whole family. From April onwards, take advantage of a wide range of nautical and outdoor leisure activities on one of the largest lakes in the Landes.

Hop on your bikes to ride along the Côte Landes Nature cycle paths that run through the forest. Follow the Vélodyssée© trail to Contis beach or to Capbreton. Around Léon, take the Lo Camin de Hé a former rail line that runs from Vielle to Taller, or the “Vignac” path linking Lit et Mixe to Lesperon to discover the hinterland and get to the beaches.

Alone or accompanied by a guide, explore the riches of the Courant d’Huchet nature reserve, connecting Lake Léon to the Atlantic Ocean. With family, friends or with your other half, follow the boatmen of Lake Léon aboard a traditional boat, in a little paradise for wildlife lovers.

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