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Capbreton

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Capbreton - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Landes
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A famous marina and bathing resort, Capbreton combines the delights of the beach and relaxation with the pleasures of surfing and sailing. It is a destination on the Landes Atlantic coast which is appreciated for its eight fine sandy beaches, fishing port and marina, surfing and sailing schools, shops and summer atmosphere...

A symbol of the town by the sea, the long wooden landing stage at the entrance to the port enchants walkers and anglers in equal measure. An ideal place to recharge your batteries and breathe in the sea air...

Opposite the landing stage and the ocean is the Aquacéo centre, an aquatic fitness centre, with indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, swan-necked fountains, a sauna, Turkish baths and a spa offering beauty treatments and massages, which will delight those seeking relaxation and well-being!

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Capbreton

Commune of the Landes in region New-Aquitaine, Capbreton takes place in the arrondissement of Dax, opposite Hossegor. Seaside resort and marina, the city is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, not far from the Bay of Biscay and its submarine canyon, the gouf of Capbreton.

The town as it is known was born around the twelfth century and experienced an important development around the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Its prosperity was then due to its important shops of sands wines, cork, pitch, resin or pine planks with Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. After the loss of its port in the second half of the sixteenth century, Capbreton had to wait for the reign of Napoleon III to re-enter a maritime access. The arrival of the railway at the beginning of the 20th century definitively raised the municipality as a renowned seaside resort.

Today, Capbreton is mainly focused on tourism, developing a thalassotherapy activity, as well as nautical recreation. The city still produces today a wine coming from the vineyard of the sands of the ocean which benefits from a PGI.

Things to see and do

Typically Landaise, the architecture of Capbreton seduces by its originality and its colors. Strolling through the center, you can discover 15th century houses such as Brebet or Médus. They have recently been converted into a house of Orality and Heritage. Inscribed in the Historic Monuments, the house of the Rey also dates from the fifteenth century, and would have sheltered the stay of the future Henri IV at the end of the XVIth century.

The church of Saint-Nicolas, originally built in the 16th century, has been listed in the Historic Monuments. The base building was replaced in the 19th century by a larger building but still houses a bell cast at the end of the 15th century that once belonged to a Templar chapel. Inside, one can discover impressive murals on the sea and sailors. Some have been inscribed on the general inventory of the Patrimoine de France. The stained-glass windows represent biblical scenes and have also been inscribed on the general inventory. One can in particular discover there the Annunciation or the Nativity. In the narthex, a mosaic in the form of a sea anchor welcomes visitors, while a Virgin of Pity of great finesse has been inscribed in the Historic Monuments. Series of commemorative plaques pay tribute to the sailors of Capbreton who died at sea. Outside, the bell tower is equipped with a round tower more than thirty meters high that served as a marine traffic observation tower.

Symbol of the resort, the boom is a busy jetty of locals and tourists. It offers a beautiful view of the sea and a beautiful animation at the highlights of the summer season. It is due to the renovation projects of the port of Napoleon III. Shaved during the bombing of the Second World War, it was completely rebuilt and today extends over nearly 190 meters in length.

Several religious buildings are the pride of Capbreton, such as the Saint-Jean-de-Bouret church which was previously attached to a Templar house, or the Sainte-Thérèse de la Plage chapel. Built in 1925, it has beautiful interior frescoes.

But it is primarily for its beaches that Capbreton is experiencing an important tourist activity. There are eight of them, seven of which are supervised during the summer period, and one reserved for naturists, they allow the practice of many nautical activities or swimming. Of particular note are the beach of Notre-Dame, the Center, the Prévent, the Oceanides, the Pointe (naturiste), the Estacade, the Savane or the Piste. On the banks of the water, think of admiring the facade of the Hotel de la Plage which dates from the beginning of the XXth century.

The port of Capbreton is popular with boaters, fishermen, but also tourists who love its atmosphere and its terraces of cafes and restaurants.

Capbreton also has a casino rich in entertainment and entertainment.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

The weekly market of Capbreton is held on Saturday morning. Between June and September, the market takes place every day of the week, while a night market is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays with several entertainments and local craftsmen.

Every second Saturday and Sunday in May, Capbreton offers its hake festival, highlighting the fish and its flavors.

The Feast of the Sea and its animations is held every year on the last Sunday of June.

A festival of tales will delight young and old in July.

August of Jazz, festival of jazz music, usually takes place around mid-August.

During one of the first weekends of September, Capbreton proposes its feast of Chipiron, a mollusc fished in the region.

At the beginning of December, Saint Nicolas celebrates the streets of the seaside resort, including a Christmas market.

The night of December 24, the feast of the Torelle consists of lighting a traditional pyre in the form of square tower, event that goes back to the Norman invasions.

Surfing competitions are also regularly offered on the beaches of Capbreton.

Monthly Internship 15 to 18 years old - Capbreton Coastal Rescue
Monthly Internship 11 to 14 years old - Capbreton Coastal Rescue
Monthly Internship 8 to 10 years - Capbreton Coastal Rescue
Monthly Internship 5 to 7 years - Capbreton Coastal Rescue
Photographic Exhibition "Feathers" by Patrice Mariolan
Summer Petanque Competition
Weekly Internship - Capbreton Coastal Rescue
Rescue and Beach Fit - Capbreton Coastal Rescue
Backstage Concert : Nollec
Night Market

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Central beach
Central beach
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beach Notre Dame
beach Notre Dame
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passes the output
passes the output
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Boom
Boom
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vu Wearing Capbreton airplane
vu Wearing Capbreton airplane
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Trail Range
Trail Range
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Celebrations of the Sea
Celebrations of the Sea
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