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Vielle-Saint-Girons

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Vielle-Saint-Girons - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Landes
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The commune of Vielle-Saint-Girons is located in New-Aquitaine, in the Landes department. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, this very touristic seaside resort takes place in the Landes forest on the Silver Coast.

The commune of Vielle-Saint-Girons was born around the eleventh century, taking advantage of the development of virgin lands in the southwest of France and on the way to Santiago de Compostela. But it is in the 20th century that the city has mainly developed its activity of seaside tourism, developing its beaches and offering a wide range of leisure to its visitors.

Even today, Vielle-Saint-Girons enjoys a good summer season, offering preserved landscapes and an interesting cultural and architectural heritage. Between sea and forest, lovers of life in the open air will find their happiness in this town that smells the joy of living.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVielle-Saint-Girons
Postcode40560
Tourism label
Latitude43.9551200 (N 43° 57’ 18”)
Longitude-1.3052290 (W 1° 18’ 19”)
Surface area72.03 km²
Population1227 inhabitants
Density17 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMont-de-Marsan (75 km, 1h08)
Insee code40326
IntercommunalityCC Côte Landes Nature
DepartmentLandes
TerritoryAquitaine, Gascony
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Linxe6.6 km (11 min)
Léon9.8 km (14 min)
Saint-Michel-Escalus10.4 km (15 min)
Lit-et-Mixe10.4 km (14 min)
Saint-Julien-en-Born14.9 km (18 min)
Uza15.4 km (17 min)
Moliets-et-Maa15.7 km (20 min)
Castets16.3 km (19 min)
Messanges19.8 km (25 min)
Lévignacq20 km (22 min)
Lesperon21 km (26 min)
Mézos21 km (23 min)
Azur21 km (25 min)
Taller22 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Vielle-Saint-Girons hosts several sites classified natural areas of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest. You will also be able to enjoy the various beaches accessible in the town, like the central beach, those of the Lette Blanche, the Lake, Saint-Girons north, or the beach of the naturist center of Arnaoutchot. In addition to idleness, you will enjoy the initiation to surfing or windsurfing on these family sites and preserved.

In the town, several monuments are worth seeing, such as the church of Saint-Eutrope, Notre-Dame church, or the Boulart house, an old house. Do not miss the column of the Sauvete of the eleventh century, or the well filtering.

Several marked hiking trails allow you to go on foot or by bike to discover the local fauna and flora.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

A market is held on Sunday morning between July and August. A night market is also offered at this time of year.

At the beginning of May, the municipality proposes a cycling race in its streets. On this occasion, the festival of the city is organized with a ball, a contest of pétanque, concerts or even festive aperitifs and a funeral fair.

In mid-June, the city hosts a garage sale.

In July, the Artyculture festival offers a craft market and various concerts.

The festival at the lake is held at the end of July and offers several activities.

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Beach of the lake of Vielle with water sports
Beach of the lake of Vielle with water sports
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Lac de léon, beach supervised side Vielle
Lac de léon, beach supervised side Vielle
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Lake of Leon, at Vielle-Saint-Girons
Lake of Leon, at Vielle-Saint-Girons
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Surveillance of the Lette Blanche beach
Surveillance of the Lette Blanche beach
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Saint-Girons Plage
Saint-Girons Plage
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Lake of Leon, at Vielle-Saint-Girons
Lake of Leon, at Vielle-Saint-Girons
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Saint-Girons Plage
Saint-Girons Plage
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Saint-Girons Plage
Saint-Girons Plage
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Saint-Girons Plage
Saint-Girons Plage
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Weather

Wednesday 26 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 23°C
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Thursday 27 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 26°C
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Friday 28 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 26°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bicycle hire by the ocean
Sports sensations12 € Vielle-Saint-Girons
Surfing lessons on the Landes coast
Sports sensations25 € Moliets-et-Maa (13.2 km)
Surfing lessons at Contis Plage beach
Sports sensations26 € to 200 € Saint-Julien-en-Born (15.3 km)
Visit a photo gallery house in the Landes forest
Arts and CraftsFreeOnesse-Laharie (22 km)
Stand up paddle on Lake Soustons
Sports sensations20 € to 25 € Soustons (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Orx Marsh
HikeEasy2h30Orx (40 km)
Gastes - Mimizan-Plage
Cycling itineraryEasy2h45Gastes (44 km)
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (50 km)

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