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Traditions Museum

  • 216 Rue Louis Breguet 40600 Biscarrosse

Traditions Museum in Biscarrosse

The museum of traditions, a few kilometres from our campsite in Biscarrosse, is a surprising and unique place to discover with your family. Traditional heritage and Landes nature are the main characters, thanks to the donations of several local families.

Gemmage, a strong Landes tradition

The museum of the traditions of Biscarrosse was created in 1988. It was created by volunteers, proud of their culture and heritage. There are many relics of the tools, photographs and archive documents relating the life of the Landes from the Middle Ages to the modern era.
The tradition of gemmage (or resinage), an activity specific to the traditional exploitation of Landes pine, is strongly represented. This process dates back to Gallo-Roman times, but spread in the region in the mid-18ᵉ century.

Educational farm and boat trip

To round off this beautiful family day, the museum offers a visit to an educational farm. Here, children will happily discover sheep, lambs and chickens, but also pigs, goats and even donkeys… and some nice surprises.
Young and old alike can feed and cuddle the animals in peace and quiet and enjoy a refreshing drink. The highlight of the show: a magnificent blue peacock ready to do a cartwheel!

For all the adventurers, the day can be completed by a boat trip of about two hours. The programme includes small wooden bridges, the flora and fauna of the Landes, and you may even spot rare species such as grey cranes.

Camping in Biscarrosse near the museum of traditions

If you want to stay near this beautiful place, go to the Domaine de la Rive campsite, one of the most beautiful campsites in France located in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. The 5-star campsite in the Landes is ideally located, close to pine forests and beautiful Landes beaches, on the shores of Lake Biscarrosse and a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean. Come and discover the South West of France and take advantage of a wide choice of mobile home rentals and camping pitches, not forgetting the aquatic area with the swimming pool.