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Make a holiday rental home or apartment in Gastes, France your home away from home.

Gastes, France

A village of just 600 inhabitants, Gastes is a laid-back but fun holiday destination in the Landes department of France. The destination is most popular for its attractive lake area, where many of the village’s attractions are found and some lazy days can be enjoyed under the summer sun. Accommodation options in Gastes include beautiful lake houses, which are perfectly positioned from which to enjoy all of the delights that this varied region has to offer.

Things to do in Gastes, France

Gastes is a popular destination with water sports enthusiasts, and there are a wide range of such sports to choose from around the picturesque lake. Water skiing is a great option for both beginners and experienced performers alike, whilst some of the other options include windsurfing and speed boat hire. The lake remains a constant 20-24 degrees during summer months, so swimming is also a pleasure that the whole family can enjoy.

Those not content with just a lake to play with will find the ocean and coast just a short journey away. The beaches are golden and sandy, and perfect for relaxing on – or for leaving your towel on as you enjoy a spot of surfing.

It isn’t all surfing and sunbathing in Gastes however, and more cultural attractions and events can also be found. The most popular day for visitors in the village is Tuesday, with the bustling market taking up most people’s morning with its great selection of stalls. A decent number of shops and other amenities can also be found around the village centre.

Places to visit on holiday in Gastes, France

Mimizan is 18km to the south of Gastes, and is a destination popular for both its great beach and attractive town centre. The town also has a beautiful old church, which dates back to the Middle Ages and is a reminder of how important Mimizan was in times gone by. More secluded spots can also be found in and around the coast, such as Sanguinet (23km) – where a variety of outdoor activities can be enjoyed amongst blankets of dense woodland.

Weather in Gastes, France

The warmest months in Gastes are the summer months, with June, July and August all regularly receiving temperatures of almost 30°C. 20°C plus temperatures can also be found in May and September, meaning the peak tourist season stretches for almost September. Rainfall is evenly spread throughout the year, with a monthly average of 70mm.

Flights to Gastes, France

Visitors seeking to fly to France are best advised booking their flights to Bordeaux – Merignac Airport (BOD), which is located in the town of Merignac, around 6km outside of the famous city of Bordeaux. The airport is 94km from Gastes, and receives flights from airlines which include Flybe, British Airways and easyJet.

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                                                                                                      A good place to stay - if you don't mind the noise!

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                                                                                                      We had a good time at La Reserve. Hopefully this review will give you a picture of the many positives and also make you aware of a few things before you book. First, the positives: The chalet was clean and the decking area outside was great to sit in and see the world (and have our meals). The chalet was (just) big enough for us (2 adults and 2 kids aged 13 & 11). The chalet is well equipped - a good shower but a small toilet (if you are larger in size or not very mobile getting in here may be a bit of a challenge). A small but adequate kitchen and 2 small bedrooms. The 3 doors allow you to open it up in good weather so it never got too hot and the air-con was adequate on the few times we needed to put it on. La Réserve is well equipped and well situated: good pools, table tennis, tennis, a playground, gym, launderette, arcade and a well-stocked (if pricy) shop. Our kids eventually went to the Barracuda's club (for those aged between 11-14) and were surprised how much they enjoyed it. There is entertainment every night (more about this later) with a moderately priced bar and a restaurant. Also some ok places to eat nearby (try the restaurant in Eulalie-en-Born just down the road for a good pizza and nice puddings). The area is great - La Reserve is situated in a quiet area in pine forests right on a large lake with lovely clear, warm water and great for younger kids (only about 1m deep for a long way out). I brought my SUP with me on holiday and we all had great fun using this on the lake. Around the lake you can hire wind surfers, kayaks, pédalos etc. at quite reasonable prices - 18€ for 2 bikes for 1/2 day. A great cycle path runs through La Reserve and all the way up to Arcachon and down to Spain, so plenty to do. I'm a runner and used these flat and well-kept tracks to run each day. You are within easy reach of supermarkets and a few good boulangeries at Parentis-en-Born (15 mins by car). The negatives: be aware that this chalet is about as close as you can get to the pool/playground/entertainment area. Generally fine during the day BUT very noisy at night with loud entertainment going on till 23:20 every night and then followed by shrieking children/noisy holiday makers till around 00:30. This was our main problem (but the children didn't seem to mind). If you want peaceful evenings, don't book here, but if you're more party-minded it will suit you well. Also stupidly expensive WiFi! Nevertheless, a good stay, specially for the kids.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017