Things to see & do nearby
In the village
Fun for kids
Playground and City Park: next to the fronton (pelota ball court)
Picnic areas: next to the fronton and impasse du Poun (canoeing centre)
Canoeing centre: Impasse du Poun. Phone: +33 (0)6 10 61 79 02 - 2xaventures.com
Hiking: Niert path (5 km) and cliff & river path (8.3 km). Maps can be purchased at the Abbey’s reception area (Rando guide 5: série de 14 boucles en Pays d’Orthe et Arrigans – €2)
In the village
Take advantage of the Heritage Pass with Arthous Abbey: 1st abbey visited = 2nd at reduced price upon presentation of the entrance ticket of the 1st abbey visited.
Founded in the 12th century, the Arthous Abbey has preserved its Romanesque carved decoration, among the most beautiful in Gascony. In a green setting, discover the pleasure of a break in a place full of history(s). Its exhibition spaces dedicated to the art of prehistory, heritage and contemporary art, its animations and its event programming make it a popular place for families.
Information and booking: Tel. : 05 58 73 03 89 - www.landes.fr/abbaye-arthous
Exploring the PAYS D’ORTHE ET ARRIGANS
Misson, Labatut and Hastingues have discovery trails for everyone, with signs at each stage of the trail.
- Labatut: A walk where you’ll learn about this Gascon village’s history and trivia. South of the village, the Lac des Glés (lake) is perfect for taking a break along the water. Approx. 6 km. GPS coordinates: Lat: 43.551420, Long: - 0.984095
- Misson: A walk in the forest where you’ll discover a park with hundred-year-old oak trees, a peat bog (wetland) of major environmental importance as well as an old mill placed in service in the 16th century and recently restored. 3 to 6 km. GPS coordinates: Lat: 43.586057, Long: - 0.961086
- Hastingues: In the heart of this English Bastide built on a rocky promontory at the beginning of the 14th century, you’ll enjoy fantastic views overlooking the plains of the Gaves Réunis (confluence of two rivers). Approx. 1 km. GPS coordinates: Lat: 43.533563, Long: - 1.150682
Find out more: Pays d'Orthe et Arrigans Tourism Office