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Situated in the Landes department, Aureilhan is a town belonging to the country of Born. It is located just two kilometers from Mimizan, great attractions of southwestern France.

As evidenced by the archaeological remains found on site, the site of Aureilhan is occupied by man since the Gallo-Roman era. Located on the road to the pilgrimage to Soulac Saint-Jacques de Compostela, the village was once a place of wine production.

But it is mainly for its natural heritage that the village is known to tourists who enjoy its calm and beauty. Close to the city, however the site of Aureilhan can enjoy the charms of country life and the waterfront.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.2188450 (N 44° 13’ 8”)
Longitude-1.2041160 (W 1° 12’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 5m to 34m
Surface area11.51 km²
Population1027 inhabitants
Density89 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMont-de-Marsan (79 km, 1h16)
Insee code40019
IntercommunalityCC de Mimizan

Nearest cities & towns

Mimizan3.4 km (8 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Born4.6 km (7 min)
Pontenx-les-Forges8.2 km (10 min)
Bias9.8 km (17 min)
Sainte-Eulalie-en-Born11.3 km (14 min)
Gastes17.9 km (20 min)
Mézos19.1 km (20 min)
Escource19.1 km (19 min)
Saint-Julien-en-Born19.7 km (22 min)
Lüe19.7 km (20 min)
Parentis-en-Born22 km (23 min)
Uza24 km (27 min)
Lit-et-Mixe25 km (28 min)
Onesse-Laharie25 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Aureilhan is the venue of a relatively rich and interesting heritage.

The pond Aureilhan is probably the most popular attraction of this village Landes. Straddling between Mimizan and Aureilhan it spans over 330 hectares. This is one of the largest lakes Landes. On its banks that may especially admire the Woolsack castle and enjoy a beautiful flowered walkway.

The church of Sainte-Ruffine Aureilhan is on the edge of the pond. Built in garluche, it has a beautiful Romanesque porch and an original. The latter consists of a carved beam geographical patterns reminiscent of a naive style fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Inside, a holy shrine Ruffine is guarded by a statue of the saint. Near the church, the fountain of holy Ruffine, according to legend, would relieve the problems of acne, eczema or impetigo.

artificial course of twenty kilometers long, the Landes channel through the village of Aureilhan.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride in the forest and on the beach
Nature and the great outdoors50 € to 840 € Mimizan (3.9 km)
Surfing lessons for all on the wild coast
Sports sensations75 € to 120 € Mimizan (10.2 km)
Visit a photo gallery house in the Landes forest
Arts and CraftsFreeOnesse-Laharie (21 km)
Bicycle hire by the ocean
Sports sensations12 € Vielle-Saint-Girons (30 km)
Horse ride in the Landes forest
Nature and the great outdoors20 € Rion-des-Landes (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Gastes - Mimizan-Plage
Cycling itineraryEasy2h45Gastes (13.4 km)
Chêneraie Park
HikeEasy2h00Gujan-Mestras (48 km)


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