Landes

A sunny and mild Atlantic climate

 

Being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean the Landes enjoy therefore a mild climate with around 1,850 hrs of sunshine a year.

Winters are mild thanks to the Atlantic influence. As the rest of the southern Atlantic Coastline, summers often enjoy records for highest temperatures but nights are fresh.

The average day temperatures recorded in Mont De Marsan are the following:
Summer: 26,2°C
Automn: 14,8°C
Winter: 12,8°C
Spring: 20,8°C
 

Easy access from the UK

Airports: 4 international airports are located within a 3 hrs driving distance: (with Rion des Landes as starting point).

  • Bordeaux airport (1h25, 124 km) operates flights to Birmingham and Southampton with Flybe.com, Bristol, London Luton and London Gatwick with EasyJet, Edinburgh with Ryanair. A London Gatwick flight is operated on an annual basis twice a day by British Airways.
  • Bergerac airport (2h45, 243 km) operates flights to 11 airports in the UK on low cost airlines: London Stansted, Bristol, Nottingham and Liverpool with Ryanair and Leeds Bradford with Jet2.com
  • Biarritz Airport (1 hr, 96 km) offers direct flights to London Gatwick (Easy Jet) and to London Stansted, Birmingham and Dublin (Ryanair). Some flights operate only in summer though.
  • Pau airport (123 km) operates flight to London City and Dublin (via London) with CityJet, to Southampton with Flybe.com. All three destinations are operated on a seasonal basis though.

Motorways: A63 winds along the coast connecting Spain to Biarritz and Bordeaux, meets the A64 in Bayonne coming from Toulouse via Pau. Bordeaux is 1h30 drive, Biarritz and Bayonne 1 hr, and Pau 1h30.


Railway: From Paris-Montparnasse, TGV serves Bordeaux in about 3hrs, Dax in 4hrs and Bayonne in about 5 hrs. The connection between Paris and Bordeaux should be even faster after completion of the LGV line in 2017.