Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Dax, France


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 2.6 km
Ascend 22 m
Descend 35 m

Explore Dax in France with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Dax

Sight 1: Église Saint-Vincent-de-Xaintes

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The Saint-Vincent-de-Xaintes church is a religious building located in the commune of Dax in the French department of Landes in the New Aquitaine region. Built in 1893 and located southwest of Dax, it bears the name of the first bishop of the city.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Vincent-de-Xaintes de Dax (FR)

700 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Cathédrale Notre-Dame

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Dax Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in the town of Dax in the Landes département of France.

Wikipedia: Dax Cathedral (EN)

132 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Musée Georgette Dupouy

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The Musée Georgette-Dupouy is an art museum located in Dax (Landes) and named in honor of the painter Georgette Dupouy.

Wikipedia: Musée Georgette-Dupouy (FR), Website

170 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Musée de Borda

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The Musée de Borda was created in Dax in the Landes in 1807 by the municipality, when it bought the cabinet of curiosities of Jacques-François de Borda d'Oro, an eighteenth-century Landes naturalist; this man and his illustrious nephew Jean-Charles de Borda became the godfathers of the museum, hence its name.

Wikipedia: Musée de Borda (FR), Website

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Hôtel Spa Le Splendid

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The Splendid hotel is located in the town of Dax, in the French department of Landes. The building, for its facades and roofs, as well as inside, the big hall and its decor, the dining rooms and their decor, the large smoking lounge with its decor, the stairs with their ramps and their stained glass windows, and Finally, the thermal fountain in the small west hall, is registered as historic monuments by decree of December 18, 1991.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Splendid (FR), Website

268 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Fontaine Chaude

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La Fontaine chaude is a spa located in the centre of Dax. The fountain itself is a Monument historique since 1946, while the portico and the remains of older structures around the fountain were registered on September 9, 1988.

Wikipedia: Fontaine Chaude (EN)

146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Crypte Archéologique

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Dax's archaeological crypt belonged to a civil basilica, a public meeting place where many activities of civic life took place; Justice was done in particular.

Wikipedia: Crypte archéologique de Dax (FR)

282 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Enceinte gallo-romaine

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The Gallo-Roman wall of Dax was a fortification that protected the town of Dax during the Late Roman Empire.

Wikipedia: Enceinte gallo-romaine de Dax (FR)

262 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Arènes de Dax

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The Dax Arena, located in the Théodore-Denis Park in Dax, was built in 1913. Bullfights and the Grand Concours Landais are organised there on the occasion of the Dax festival and the Toros y Salsa festival, on the second weekend of September. They are part of the seven French first-category arenas, the others being those of Bayonne, Mont-de-Marsan, Vic-Fezensac, Nîmes, Béziers and Arles.

Wikipedia: Arènes de Dax (FR)

417 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Maurice Boyau

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Maurice Boyau

Maurice Jean-Paul Boyau was a French rugby union player and a leading French ace of the First World War with 35 victories, and one of the most successful balloon busters. Balloon busting was the dangerous act of bringing down enemy observation balloons; these balloons were densely protected by anti-aircraft artillery and patrol flights.

Wikipedia: Maurice Boyau (EN)


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