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Town Landes, Azur, or Asur in Gascon is located in the Landes forest, just by the lake of Soustons. This small village of about 700 inhabitants is located near the Atlantic Ocean, near as nice beaches than Moliets Soustons or Vieux-Boucau.

This former home of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem today present to visitors, a former interesting heritage and numerous monuments in old stones. Lovers of history and religion and find happiness in Azur.

Full of life, the village also offers a large number of water activities such as sailing, Polynesian canoe or fishing pond. Little haven, Azur is the ideal place to spend a few days rest, quiet.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude43.7989590 (N 43° 47’ 56”)
Longitude-1.3030890 (W 1° 18’ 11”)
AltitudeFrom 3m to 49m
Surface area16.94 km²
Population664 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMont-de-Marsan (75 km, 1h06)
Insee code40021
IntercommunalityCC Maremne Adour Côte Sud
TerritoryAquitaine, Gascony

Nearest cities & towns

Soustons6.7 km (10 min)
Messanges7.1 km (7 min)
Magescq8 km (10 min)
Moliets-et-Maa9.1 km (11 min)
Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains10.2 km (13 min)
Léon11.6 km (11 min)
Herm14.9 km (15 min)
Tosse15 km (18 min)
Castets16.2 km (15 min)
Seignosse17.6 km (24 min)
Saubion17.7 km (21 min)
Saint-Michel-Escalus17.9 km (18 min)
Angresse20 km (25 min)
Saint-Geours-de-Maremne21 km (19 min)
Linxe21 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Petit, the village of Azur do this not least a few interesting sights to discover.

Former stronghold of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, Azur has still some sites from this period, like a feudal mound of the late twelfth century.

Walking through the village, you can admire a beautiful seventeenth century barn equipped for welcoming pilgrims and built on the model of old barns driveway. Nearby, the housing of the apothecary and the baker has a very well preserved bread oven.

The Church of St. John the Baptist, dating from the late nineteenth century, the church replaces the Hospitallers built in the seventeenth century.

The pond Azur is ideal for the practice of many activities such as fishing or sailing.

Events and festivities

In August, the village hosts its local festivals.

In summer, Azur offers sardinades around the lake.


Friday 22 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 20°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 27°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 15°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stand up paddle on Lake Soustons
Sports sensations20 € to 25 € Soustons (6.3 km)
Surfing lessons on the Landes coast
Sports sensations25 € Moliets-et-Maa (9.1 km)
Surfing lessons on Estagnots beach
Sports sensations35 € to 169 € Seignosse (16.6 km)
Quad bike tour for children and teens
Sports sensationsFreeCapbreton (21 km)
Surfing lessons at Contis Plage beach
Sports sensations26 € to 200 € Saint-Julien-en-Born (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Orx Marsh
HikeEasy2h30Orx (23 km)
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (33 km)


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