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Saint Julien en Born and Contis plage

Within this exceptionnal natural environment you will find this typical village, just a stone’s throw from the coast, giving it a charm of its own

Welcome to Saint-Julien-en-Born!

Surrounded by sumptuous landscapes, Saint Julien en Born extends over 7,300 hectares of maritime pine forests to Contis beach, 8 km from the town.

Bordering on the Marensin and Pays de Born regions, St Julien has a beautifully preserved environment, half way between rural village and seaside resort.

what to do and see in Saint Julien en Born

The best way to get around is by bike – it will let you appreciate the silence of the natural world, explore all the hidden little corners for some lovely picnics and to admire the beautifully preserved environment!

The cycle path from Saint Julien en Born leads to Contis Plage and joins the Vélodyssée route, which runs along the French coast, allowing you to get to Mimizan plage in the north or St Girons plage in the south.

Take the time to stroll through the markets of Saint Julien en Born. In the village on Saturday morning all year round, and in Contis on Wednesday and Sunday mornings in July and August.

Did you know?

During July and August, a free shuttle takes you from Saint-Julien-en-Born to the beaches of Contis and Cap de l’Homy!

The seaside resort of Contis Plage

From Saint Julien en Born, take the road or the cycle track for 8 km to Contis Plage.

A small resort where authenticity and a family atmosphere are guaranteed. A great place to cool off in the sea and bask in the sun, with your other half or in a group of friends! The beach is 5 km long, with fine white sand. It goes without saying that surfers and water sports enthusiasts will love it. The sunsets are veritable paintings by mother nature, absolutely not to be missed!

South of the resort is the mouth of the Courant de Contis, a coastal river that you can discover by stand-up paddle or canoe, a unique experience.

Climb the 183 steps of the Contis Lighthouse to get a magnificent panorama! A breathtaking view awaits you over vastness of the ocean, the Landes forest and its dunes. The only lighthouse on the Atlantic coast between Cap Ferret and Biarritz, dating from 1862 and classified as a Historic Monument, it is still in use today. It can be visited between April and September.

Spotlight on the Contis international film festival! Far from the glamour of Hollywood and the Cannes or Deauville film festivals, this small and friendly film festival focuses on less glitzy productions. It celebrates video artists from around the world in an unusual setting.

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