Saint-Sever is the border town between two worlds contrasting north the plain of the Landes, south, rich hillsides Chalosse. The Adour boundary between these two regions has largely contributed to the development of the city. Saint-Sever city more than a millennium, has preserved the integrity of its architectural heritage, in spite of turmoil and war. It offers an incomparable charm.
Saint-Sever is a way of life with its many sidewalk cafes, restaurants and countless cultural and festive events throughout the year. Coupled with the Spanish city of Puente la Reina, Saint-Sever continues a tradition of bullfighting and sports.
Capital of chicken, poultry sanctuary festive Saint-Sever, with Festivolailles and Foie Gras Day, a ritual to celebrate her hens and capons, foie gras, magret and confit. Restaurants in the city, meanwhile, these noble honor everyday products.
The Abbey Saint-Sever: Founded in 988, the abbey of Saint-Sever is a great testimony of the Romanesque abbey church with its eleventh, the fourteenth restored, 18th and 19th century. Benedictine plan, staggered apses 7, is almost unique. Located in the heart of the city, it is the soul and the origin. In addition to its large head, 4 chapels and two upstairs galleries enlarge the church decorated with 77 tents and a Romanesque tympanum. It is classified as MH and heritage of UNESCO. The organ, buffet 1711, restored in the 19th by Cavaillé-Coll, is a romantic organs still intact.
The Treasury: The chapter house of the abbey cloister, retains many treasures, vestments, paintings, reliquaries, and a copy of Beatus chapel.
The Arena: The age-old tradition of bull run through the streets of Saint-Sever is the oldest according to the archives after Bayonne. Morlanne arenas were built in 1932, they replace wooden arena in 1837. Dax Pomade architect was chosen by Mayor Albert Larrede and Abel Crabos chairman of the festival committee. Oval suitable for both racing and bullfighting Landes, they can switch these two shows. This makes it the busiest arenas Cape of Biscay.
In July and August, Monday to Friday and Saturday 15h to 10h: Guided tour of the city's downtown historic Saint-Sever. Off period of appointment at +33 5 58 76 34 64.
All year long: Treasure Hunt historic Saint-Sever: Come and meet its beautiful monuments and perhaps find a treasure at the end of the search!
Every Saturday morning market in the traditional downtown Saint-Sever (Tower Sol square, place the court).
Every Wednesday afternoon at 15h July-August: Visit ganaderia Maynus. Specialized in bullfighting and Landaise. Program, sleigh ride in the middle of the herd and explanations, demonstration course landaise through videos.
The last weekend of June: Feast of St. John. For 5 days and 5 nights, the city of Saint-sever comes alive with the rhythm of bandas. Many activities are offered to festayres: Landaise, novilladas, meals in bodegas, encierro, processions, concerts, dances, performances ... not to mention the children's day: encierro, inflatable structure ...
July 14: Feast of the Adour. The banks of the Adour to come alive with cultural activities Saint-Sever sports, music and fun for all ages (folklore, kayaking, meals, up to the tree ...).
Week of August 15: Crafts exhibition at the cloister of the Jacobins Saint-Sever 14:30 to 20h. 45 craftsmen will present their work: painting on porcelain, pottery, wickerwork. In addition to the demonstrations, mini-workshops or conferences offered by tradesmen, various events are offered: fashion or profession Municipal Band concert ...
Early December: The Festivolaille. During a weekend discover and enjoy poultry farm turkeys, capons, pullets ... We find in the exhibition disguised by farmers, for sale on the market, the competition tasting cooked cordon bleu, or in restaurants and heated tents . Throughout the weekend exhibitions, markets, gourmet meals, bandas, sheepdog demonstration, waders ...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Hagetmau: Treasure Hunt from July to August. Discover the city with a treasure hunt. Sense of direction, observation and discovery are pleased with the program.
Brassempouy: Maison de la Dame de Brassempouy. Open afternoons from mid-February to mid-November, at 10am in July and August. Free for children under 6 years.
Montfort Museum Chalosse. Museum recreating life on a farm in Chalosse the 19th century. 1 April to 31 October: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and from 14h to 18h and Saturday and Sunday from 14pm to 18pm. June, July and August open until 18:30.
Farm Gardelly Fargues: Discover the secrets of the production of foie gras. The owners will also see another of their specialty, Blonde d'Aquitaine cow, often recognized for the high quality of its meat. Free.
Farm Tauzia Montaut: The owners will explain the outdoor rearing of geese for foie gras, force-feeding ducks and geese. Small farm museum. Documentation and free tasting. Free tour on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 15h to mid-June to mid-September.
Farm to discover nature Ducazaux Donzacq: Footpath led by artistic creations, discovery of food around a plate salty / sweet encounter with nature and animals. Open in July and August from 14:30 every day. Free.
Base Saucille the leisure to Mugron: Enjoy the pleasures of bathing in a rural setting with sandy beaches and monitored plant, waterslide, playground, snack / bar ... Open in July and August 7/7 from 13h to 20h . Free for under 5.
Canoe Tartas: Go on an adventure on the gentle river Midouze and let your paddle your canoe lead ... Throughout the descent, watch the dragonflies and enjoy the charm of the ride. Daily except Sunday at 14h.
Lake and bird observatory at Miramont-Sensacq: circuit hike that leads you to a bird observatory, a botanical trail travels through a medium with specific flora, the bog. You can enjoy the picnic facilities and outdoor games will delight the little ones. Open all year. Free.