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Du haut des remparts

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remparts-dax

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Discover our heritage from Romans to Art Deco.

Technical informations

This circuit was updated on: 17/02/2024
2.4 km
max. 15 m
min. 7 m

Altimetric profile

Starting point

Place Roger Ducos , 40100 DAX
Lat : 43.708501Lng : -1.053919

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Départ

Le départ de la visite s'effectue devant les Halles, marché rénové en 2021.

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La cathédrale Notre-Dame

De style classique "néo-grec" , elle est édifiée entre la moitié du XVIIe s. et la fin du XIXe s.

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Le légionnaire et son chien

Œuvre de Jacques Lasserre. Elle illustre une légende liée à la découverte des bienfaits des eaux chaudes de Dax: un légionnaire en garnison avait un chien perclus de rhumatismes qu'il abandonna sur les rives de l'Adour. A son retour, il eut la surprise de retrouver son chien revigoré par les bienfaits de la boue déposée par le fleuve.

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Les remparts gallo-romains

Édifiés au IVe s., ils constituaient une enceinte de 4m d’épaisseur et d’une dizaine de mètres de hauteur, sur un périmètre de 1465m. Démolis au milieu du XIXe s., il en subsiste aujourd'hui environ 320m.

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The cathedral

Built in the classical “Neo-Greek” style, the cathedral dates back to the 17th century. Magnificent 13th-century ogival door, known as “the Apostles’ door” in the north transept.

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The legionary and his dog statue

In the square facing the cathedral, which refers to the legend of Dax: a garnison Legionnaire owned a crippled dog. Going to war, he decided to abandon him in the banks of the Adour. When the Legionnaire returned, he was surprised to find his dog reinvigorated by the benefits of mud deposited by the river. Thermalism was born.

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Gallo-roman ramparts

1465m fortified walls were built in the 4th century and destroyed during the 19th century. Today, only remains 320 m running through rue des Barnabites and Place des Salines. Overlooking the place, Biraben house is part of Art Déco buildings dating from 1909 directed by Albert Pomade.

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Statue of a "écarteur"

This statue from Christian Maas depicts a scene from the "course landaise", a local sport. Tribute to “Fédérale”, one of the most famous fighting cow of the past century.

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Bullring

The mecca for bullfighting and Course Landaise, the bullring was built in 1913 and has a capacity of 8000 seats.

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Theodore Denis park

This park takes its name from a former mayor of Dax. On the west entrance figures its motto “Regia Semper” (always royal) and a statue of a bull.

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Place de la Course

During the 19th century, bull shows were organized here in a wood-frame bullring.

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Atrium

Former casino built by André Granet in 1928, it includes a richly adorned theatre, an exhibition centre and a restaurant with a view on the former outdoor theatre.

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L'Atrium

Cet ancien casino, aujourd'hui salle de spectacles, a été dessiné par l'architecte André Granet en 1928.

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Arrivée

Fin de la boucle, vous êtes revenus au point de départ!

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Typologie de l'itinéraire

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Thèmes

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Contact

Fixed telephone : +33 5 58 56 86 86
e-mail : info@dax-tourisme.com
Web site (URL) : www.dax-tourisme.com

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Email : info@dax-tourisme.com
Site web : www.dax-tourisme.com
Adresse : 11 cours Foch, 40104, DAX cedex

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40104 France

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