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Labastide-d'Armagnac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Landes

On no account should you miss a visit to Labastide-d'Armagnac! This superb 13th -century fortified village, nestling in the heart of Lower Armagnac, will take you back in time...the Place Royale, in the centre of the village, is simply magnificent, with its typical old arcaded houses and impressive fortified bell tower. A completely charming place, where you will linger willingly...

The 17th -century former Protestant temple, built near the cemetery, is now a museum dedicated to fortified villages, as well as accommodating temporary exhibitions.

2 kilometres south of the village stands the little chapel of Our Lady of the Cyclists, which, with its old bicycles and many champions' vests, is a real sanctuary of cycling. Every Pentecost Monday, a mass is celebrated there in honour of cyclists.

Additional information

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 and it is in 1291 that the Earl of Armagnac Bernard VI gets permission to found La Bastide, the English King Edward 1. Over a period of 150 years, straddling the thirteenth and fourteenth century, 400 new cities will be built. In the spirit of these cities in the Middle Ages, Place Royale rectangular, surrounded by covered, is the economic center of the city. The legend goes that the future Henry IV, 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 the casual visitor. We can also enjoy asparagus, duck products... relish with grilled or carcasses snails often offered during the traditional fiestas, the cabbage soup, the meat pie...

In 2011, Labastide-d'Armagnac entrance, 2nd city in France, in the Cittaslow movement or praise of slowness!

Things to see and do

Check out the Place Royale covered particularly well preserved, beautiful facades with wood sides, the fortress church with its crenellated tower transformed into tower in the fifteenth, inside, various furniture classified.

Along the streets: the andrones, alleys and carerots, gardens, laundry and fountain Las Caneres, the Temple of Bastides where you can discover the fascinating history of these new cities as well as temporary exhibition.

Guided tour of Labastide-d'Armagnac provided by a local guide for groups all year by appointment.

Small artist studios, exhibition space, unusual places like Tortore coffee (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. Some old bikes are exposed over 700 suits of the greatest champions. See, stained glass windows designed by a former champion Henry Anglade.

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Information points

Events and festivities

In June: Fiestas of San Juan.

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.


Place Royale Labastide-d'Armagnac
Place Royale Labastide-d'Armagnac
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Flatware Place Royale
Flatware Place Royale
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Temple Bastides
Temple Bastides
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Notre-Dame des Cyclists
Notre-Dame des Cyclists
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Cyclists Notre Dame
Cyclists Notre Dame
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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.


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