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Dax Office de tourisme
Place Thiers Dax
40104

Tel:+33 (0)5 58 56 86 86
Fax:+33 (0)5 58 56 86 80

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Dax is an important spa town first inhabited by the Romans who named it 'Aquae Tarbellicae'.  Its hot springs maintain a temperature of approx. 64C which combines with the mud of the Adour to treat every conceivable ailment.  

Dax enjoys a privileged position in the heart of the Landes pine forest and within close proximity to the Atlantic coast for beaches and surfing or the Pyrenees for mountains and skiing.  To enjoy the pine forests head to the Pays d'Orthe to the south-west where you'll find the ecomuseum of Marqueze in Sartres - a taster of rich history and cultural heritage. 

For those wishing to stay closer to home visit the bull fighting arena that was built in 1913 and often heralded as one of the world's finest!

What to See - Dax Attractions

Musee de L'Aviation
58 avenue de l'Aerodrome, Dax 40104
all sorts of info on aeroplanes & helicopters
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 58 74 66 19

Musee Municipal de Borda
27 rue Cazade, Dax 40104
a museum of archaeology with Gallo-Roman artefacts and Medieval sculptures and ceramics
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 58 74 12 91

Park Theodore Denis
Dax 40104
contemplate the ramparts of Dax (constructed in the 4th-century) and enjoy the shade they provide in this peaceful park with children's play area

Federation Leo Lagrange
Mont-de-Marsan 40000
take a boat along the waterway that once towed boats heavy with Armagnac
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)5 58 06 36 00

Thermes Borda
Rue des lazaristes, Dax 40104
another of Dax's many spas
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 58 74 86 13

L'eglise Madeleine
Mont-de-Marsan 40000
a neo-classical church built by the Mazetti brothers (18th-century sculptors from Avignon)

Cathedrale Notre Dame
Dax 40104
with its 13th-century doorway the cathedral is of architectural praise
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee Despiau Wlerick
Place Marguerite de Navarre, Mont-de-Marsan 40000
the only museum in France dedicated to figurative sculpture between the two wars
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 58 75 55 84

Dax Thermal
Boulevard Carnot, Dax 40104
relieve your aches and pains in this thermal spa
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Daily | Tel: +33 (0)5 58 56 82 82