Visits and tours for all tastes
If you like stories - of both the true life history and tall-tale variety, you've made the right choice coming to Landes Chalosse!
Arriving at Saint-Sever, you'll meet Marie-Danièle at the Tourist Office, on the Place du Tour de Sol. She will be your guide for an hour and a half of history of the town of Saint -Sever. (by reservation all year round for groups of 5 people). Among other things you'll discover its Abbey church, a UNESCO World Heritage monument on the pilgrimage way to Santiago de Compostela. Marie-Danielle will lead you through the small alleys of the city which reveal all their secrets for you. For more technologically minded visitors, we propose a guided tour as a tablet or smartphone app with 15 videos, called "Le Voyage de Guilhem."
In July and August regular guided tours leave the Tourist Office on weekdays at 11 am, with night tours on five Monday evenings in the high season.
Meetup with, Michel and Jean Claude in Pomarez for a tour of the arena and learn about the Course Landaise the local sport, a cross between bull running and a variation on bullfighting. Course Landaise enthusiasts themselves, they'll pass on their knowledge and enthusiasm of this fascinating Gascon sport. Ask Sandrine or Chrystel at the tourist office in Amou for dates and day and the times for this visit in July and August.
Stop at Hagetmau for a guided tour with our Greeter. Through the streets of the town, you'll discover its history - ultra modern sports facilities, the house of St Christau, the 19th century church, the life of Diane d'Andoins (known as "Corisande"). Another contemporary architectural curiosity is the cave-style town hall, with its unique facade surmounted by a roof garden.
Wonderful stories await t you at the fortified towns of Geaune and Montfort-en-Chalosse...
Do you know what a bastide is? An enthusiastic Geaunois will tell you the story of the Geaune bastide, founded in 1318, built on a chequerboard plan, with 25 squares. Also worth seeing is the garden with its mediaeval plants.