The Local Area


Barbaste is the gateway to the Landes Forest with its avenues of pine trees stretching as far as the eye can see. Perhaps this area is best known for its beautiful medieval bastide towns such as Vianne, Forcès and Lamontjoie. If you are interested in tasting the regional dishes, our local restaurants offer the famous foie gras, cassoulet and magret de canard accompanied by the local Buzet wine and a glass of Armagnac brandy. As your hosts, we are happy to make reservations on your behalf.

The Landes Forest on our doostep

No stay in Barbaste would be complete without a tour of the famous medieval Moulin des Tours and its Roman Bridge, the largest fortified mill in France. Visits can be arranged through the tourist office in Barbaste.

Our village is also well served for restaurants despite it being small. La Maison 64 is a five minute stroll to the centre of the village where you can enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine in the local bar-cafe, eat an excellent pizza at restaurant La Venitia or sample the local gastronomy in our fine-dining restaurant Le Moulin des Saveurs.

If you enjoy sporting activities there is the splendid 18 hole Albret Golf Club in Barbaste as well as the largest horse riding centre in the South West Pôle-Hippique Lou Chibaou and the nature activities centre at Cap Cauderoue.

We are very bike friendly and have a safe garage space just off the road to overnight your cycles. If you would like to explore the beautiful countryside by bike, I can arrange bike hire with a convenient drop off and collection to the house. Just let me know in advance.


The bustling market town Nérac is just 7k away from La Maison 64. With it’s ancient cobbled streets, lively bars and restaurants and a royal Château, you cannot help but be seduced by it’s beauty and charm. Every Saturday morning it hosts a large market where you can buy local farm produce or browse the many stalls selling crafts, clothing and basket ware. Throughout the summer, Nérac has an evening market every Tuesday where you can come to watch some live music and enjoy local delicacies such as snails or mussels and frites from the food stands! If you would simply like to stroll along the shaded banks of the river Baise, you can visit the royal Parc de la Garenne, created by Henri 1V in the 16th century to copy the italien renaissance style.