The flower-filled village of Pouillon was awarded a 3-flower rating. It has several community associations, shops and businesses, several sports and cultural facilities, and 90 km of marked walking trails; all of which make it a very dynamic and attractive town. 

 

 

Sightseeing

  • In town's centre Saint Martin Church is listed as a Historical Monument and was built in the 11th century. It has an 11th - 12th century Romanesque chevet, fortified during the English occupation in the 14th - 15th century. The naves were burnt down in the 16th century during the religious wars, then rebuilt in Gothic style. The main altar by the Mazetti brothers dates back to the 18th century.
  •  Next door, you’ll see the Arènes Alfred Longuefosse (arena) inaugurated in 1978, where the Printemps Taurin traditional courses landaises (where trained “écarteurs” dodge and leap over steer) take place the end of May and also during the August festival every year. There are also many popular evening events such as the Nuit des Bandas (several musical Bandas from neighbouring villages perform), force basque galas (strong-men competitions), outdoor cinema, concerts and shows.
  •  Along the route of Mimbaste, the Bidas springwhose medicinal virtues were especially appreciated by the Sun King in the 17th century, can be visited during one of the scheduled walking tours.
  •  The Chapel of Benarrucbuilt in the 19th century on the hill with the same name. This is where the walkers meet during the Marche des Vignerons (wine-growers’ walk) that takes place every year the first Saturday of October to raise funds for the Ligue du Cancer (French Cancer League). There is a wine-growers’ mass every year outdoors at 11 am the first Sunday of October.
  •  For those who like to relax at the water’s edge, visit Lac de Luc : 1.3 km walking trail, restaurant, recreational area (mini-golf, pedal boats, fishing, pétanque/boules, tennis, children’s playground), accommodations (lakeside cottages), festive evenings organised during the summer for holiday-makers/vacationers.
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