A one-week stay at your Dax hotel-restaurant allows you to discover the city’s ancient Roman past. Plan to visit the archaeological crypt. Then, head to Salines Square and the Théodore Denis Park to see the ramparts which used to fortify the city. Be sure to explore the church of Saint-Vincent-de-Xaintes. Then, enjoy the nearby Borda Museum and the Georgette Dupouy Museum, before enjoying a tour in the open air. Take advantage of the natural richness of the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park for sports and discovery activities before booking a room at your Campanile hotel in Bordeaux or Bayonne for your next stopover.
Heading to Dax for a family stay is an excellent idea. You'll enjoy the city center, then to take advantage of a bit of relaxation and a family picnic, head off in the direction of the Sarrat arborial park. You'll find its environmental education center which welcomes kids and adults. Then, at the Light Aviation and Helicopter Museum, you can admire the collection of old fighter planes and helicopters in a 2,000 m² exhibition. The Bois de Boulogne is also very enjoyable for a family day. Walk on the paths through the trees, have a go at the health trail and take a rest by the lake.
Your stay in Dax will seduce you with a variety of culinary specialties. For starters, indulge in a salade landaise: hot duck gizzard, magrets, and wings served with salad vegetables. Duck is a central ingredient in the cuisine of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Discover too the escaoudoun landais, some black Gascon pork cooked in a wine sauce, millas, a savory or sweet tart and tourtière, a cake flavoured with armagnac. You can enjoy this local cuisine sat in the Campanile restaurant of your hotel in Dax!
The Dax Festivals are major events that set the city alight every August. The party is full on for five days: entertainment, bandas for music and the corridas set the rhythm for the days. In September, at the parc des Arènes, the Toros y Salsa Festival takes over: salsa music concerts and corridas alternate during three intense days of festivities. The Satiradax festival, in turn, is a celebration of parody: comedians, singers, actors and other artists get together. Take advantage of this festive stay to visit Bayonne or discover Mont-de-Marsan.