CULTURE, NATURE AND BASQUE PELOTAAND BASQUE PELOTA
The town of Saint-André-de-Seignanx has 1 600 inhabitants. The village is located to the south of the Orx Wetlands Nature Reserve, on the first slopes of the Pyrenean foothills, just before the Landes gives way to the Basque Country. The centre is a model of its kind : the Count of Orx, who is no other than the natural son of Napoleon 3, is buried in the 13th century fortified church’s tower-porch.
When you leave the centre of the village, you can take country paths which wind through forests and fields, past fountains and canals to the Orx Wetlands Natural Reserve. Although the marais was drained on several occasions in the 19th century, it has only truly been used as farmland since 1925. In 1985 cultivable land was turned back into wetlands before being purchased by the Conservatoire du Littoral. Today it is Aquitaine’s most important waterfowl wintering site.
ACCOMMODATION IN SAINT-ANDRÉ-DE-SEIGNANX
- CAMPSITES IN SAINT-ANDRÉ-DE-SEIGNANX AND SEIGNANX
- BED AND BREAKFASTS IN SAINT-ANDRÉ-DE-SEIGNANX AND SEIGNANX