Moliets is divided into to
areas like most other villages and towns along this coast, centre ville and plage.
The Centre Ville is called Moliets et Maa, these were originally two very small villages with the extremes just under 2 kms apart. Today Moliets Village has expanded and has somewhat engulfed the village of Maa (hence the name Moliets and Maa). The above picture show the ancient centre of Moliets with the colombage exposed timber facades decorated with red briquette slithers in a herringbone pattern between the timbers, a good example of the traditional architecture in the Landes. (see Moliets Churches and discover the chapel of Maa in the forest).
The main area of Moliets is known as Moliets plage, a vast Garden City
(an expression, not
an actual city), where the local Architects and Town planners have completed a very
beautiful job of laying out the area using as much as possible the original pine forests,
planted palms, other trees & shrubs to add to its looks. There is a lot of modern
housing, hotels, complexes and residential buildings very nicely nestling and hidden in
the trees, but all built to a traditional Landais style making a good balance.
Here you can cycle worry free of traffic, wander aimlessly in the forests, fish on the lake (with a permit), play Golf at the Golf de Moliets ( 9 & 18 holes running side by side), play Tennis in a complex which is as good as "Wimbledon" (without the grass courts) or "Forest Hills" or take Archery lessons on the 20 range Olympic stand, plus the Beaches, the surf, all the other Sports & Activities that Moliets, the Landes and surrounding Towns & villages have to offer.
Enjoy your visit!
The beach in Moliets
Evening swim in Moliets© photos Arewen Rémy Dantec
Walking path in Moliets © photos Arewen Rémy Dantec
Accommodation and Restaurants
|The Estate Agents|
Sites and Events
|Churches||Course Landaise||Summer Events||Folklore|
|Large lake||Museums||Places of interest||Pelote Basque|
|Shopping/Markets||Surfing Contests||Tourist Office|
Sports and Leisure
|Beaches||Billiards/Snooker||Boat Hire||Bowling (10 Pin)|
|Canoe & Rafting||Casinos||Discotheques||Equestrian Centre|
|Paintball||Quad Bikes||Sailing Clubs||Sea Fishing boats|
|Sea Kayak||Surf||Surf Shops||Tennis Clubs|
|Map of Moliets Plage||Map of Moliets Village||Moliets et Maa Commune||Map of Cote Landes|
|Travel Routes||Distance-Ometer||Aquitaine||Landes 40|
|Bus Services||Local Train Services||Taxi Services||Car Hire|
|Cycle Hire||Scooter & Moped Hire||Airport|
Other Towns Close By
|Leon - 6 km North||Messanges - 4 km South||Vieux Boucau - 8 km South|