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Pouillon

Centrum Pouillon in Les Landes Pouillon is located in the southern part of Les Landes around 10km south of Dax, Dax is known in France for its thermal springs. Most of us know Les Landes for its famous white beaches, high waves and pine forests. However the south of Les Landes is completely different from the more northern part and has sloping hills and a friendly agricultural landscape with maize fields, kiwi plantations and some vineyards. This is the countryside of Les Landes; “La Campagne”

Pouillon has a population of approx. 2800 inhabitants and heads the canton Pouillon which includes Pouillon itself and some surrounding small villages. The place is a “Village Fleurie” with 3 stars (flowers). This implies that the pubic green is colorful and well looked after as the community is in constant competition with neighboring villages to gain as many flowers as possible. A large and ancient church is situated the center of this village, as well as a supermarket, bakery shop and pharmacy.  Restaurant “Pas de Vent”, is mentioned in the Michelin Guide.  There is also a traditional French café with an outside terrace.

The tourist Information has sign posted nine easy walking routes in Pouillon and its surroundings. The distances vary from 7 to 10 km. The more adventurous sports lovers among us can go for a more challenging hike in the Pyrenees or take their MTB or racing bike for a long ride in the hills.