The region around the spa city of Dax has plenty of interesting, beautiful and quirky things to see. Spend your golidays exploring the pretty little places like Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and Labastide d`Armagnac! Pouy - today's Saint-Vincent-de-Paul - near Dax is the birthplace of the priest St. Vincent de Paul, who with his motto Love is indeed is considered the founder of modern Catholic organisation ‘Caritas.’ Following his example, the first community of St. Vincent was founded in 1833. Enjoy walking around this picturesque town on a tour from your holiday cottages in France.

A family with their dog enjoying dinner outside during a stay in a holiday home

Learn about Caritas at your holiday lettings France

Why not take the opportunity whilst you stay at French country cottages in Aquitaine to learn more about the largest charitable volunteer network in the world. Today there are about 60 thousand conferences worldwide! Whilst on your cheap holidays abroad, you can also go on the search for the birthplace of St. Vincent. Pouy, as his birthplace, bears his name and in Paris his parish church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul was dedicated in the 10th arrondissement. But you do not have to be religious to enjoy coming here, whilst renting holiday lettings France there are plenty of different things to enjoy.

Holiday lettings for cyclists

Sports enthusiasts can make a short journey from their holiday cottages in France just a few kilometres from the village region of Aquitaine to find the Romanesque church Église de Géou. The church has now become a sort of pilgrimage for cycling enthusiasts from around the world. So if you enjoy cycling, bring your bike from home, or rent locally to your French country cottages. A gentle and beautiful landscape makes Aquitaine and the surrounding areas of Dax a lovely place to cycle. You may even wish to make the pilgrimage from Provence villas!

Labastide d`Armagnac - Direct holiday homes

About 80 kilometres north-east of Dax is Labastide d`Armagnac - one of the finest fortified villages of Gascony. Founded in the 13th century by Bernard d'Armagnac as Bastide Bologna, the village is located on the river Douze. Visit the Notre Dame Church and the late Gothic Pieta, the arcaded houses with wooden balconies from the 14th-18th Century, Maison Malartic, in which the future King Henry IV. Frequently stayed and the interesting town hall of the small community. If you are looking for another historical location, perhaps try Brittany gites?