La Bastide-d'Armagnac is located 30 km northeast of Mont-de-Marsan and 12 km from Barbotan-les-Thermes. Nestled in the heart of Bas Armagnac Landes, this small village has kept its authenticity and its medieval charm.
Following the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henry Plantagenet, Gascony became English in 1291 and is the sixth Earl of Armagnac Bernard gets permission to found La Bastide, the English king Edward the first. Over 150 years, straddling the 13th and 14th century, 400 new cities will be built. In the spirit of the cities of the Middle Ages, Place Royale rectangular, surrounded by covered, is the economic center of the city. Legend has it that the future Henry the 4th who often stayed in a house instead, would have inspired La Bastide d'Armagnac to build the Place des Vosges in Paris.
Many of Armagnac producers open their cellars to visitors passing through. It may also enjoy asparagus, duck products ... relish with grilled or carcasses snails often offered during the traditional feast days, the cabbage soup, the meat pie ...
Guided tour of Labastide-d'Armagnac provided by a local guide for groups all year by appointment.
In 2011, Labastide-d'Armagnac entry, the second city in France, in the movement Cittaslow: In Praise of the slow!
To discover: the Place Royale covered particularly well preserved, beautiful half-timbered facades, the church tower with its embattled fortress transformed into a bell tower in the fifteenth, inside, various furniture classified.
Over the street: the Androne, alleys and carerots, gardens, laundry and fountain in Las Caner, the Temple of Bastides where you can discover the fascinating history of these new towns as well as temporary exhibitions.
Small artists' studios, exhibition space, unusual places such as coffee Tortora (one of the oldest cafes in France) or, for fans of cycling, do not miss Labastide-d'Armagnac 2 km from the chapel Our Lady of Cyclists. A few old bikes are on display and more than 700 suits of the biggest champions. See also, the stained glass windows designed by a former champion Henry Anglade.
From June to September: Summer Arts: Labastide shows and exhibitions and St. Justin (4 km).
In July: Day of rural tourism in order to discover the village, his country and its traditions.
In August: The contest in the Street Painters, farmers market countries, concerts, garage sale.
The last weekend of October: The Day in Armagnac.
December: Christmas market and craft fair.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Ecomuseum Armagnac, Bastide Saint-Justin, Mauvezin-d'Armagnac, Montegut, Hontanx. Interpretation trail in Roquefort, ride arranged along the Estampon. Many loops and equestrian trails marked on the territory of the Landes Armagnac. Greenway Marsan and Armagnac (52 km from Mont-de-Marsan in Gabarret, to Labastide). Circuits ponds, lagoons trail. Riding, swimming areas, canoeing, fishing, explore the limestone cliffs in Roquefort.