Living + Teaching in Dax, France

Population: 20,860
Département: Landes

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


l Txupinazo
30 Place de la Fontaine Chaude

La Villa Dacquoise
86 Avenue Francis Planté

Le Ramuntcho
33 Avenue Victor Hugo

10 rue de l'Evêché

Le Rich'
Rue Saint Eutrope

28 rue Saint-Pierre

Casino Caesar's Palace
Saint Paul-les-Dax

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee

Bar Basque
15 Cours de Verdun

**Bars in general in Place de la Fontaine Chaude

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée de Borda
11 rue des Carmes

Arènes de Dax
Historical Site
2 Boulevard Paul Lasaosa

  • Visit the Saint-Christus Lake on a sunny day
  • Take a trip to the nearby cities of Bayonne + Hossegor

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Hiking + Skiing in nearby Pyrénées mountains
  • Surfing in nearby beach towns: Biarritz + Hossegor
  • Strolling through the Dax centre ville
  • Riding trails on the city's western side
  • Saint-Christus Lake in Saint Paul-les-Dax

Housing Examples

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • The city's small size makes it easy to get around + to find places
  • Easy to get settled and adapt to life there

• Not a lot of young people around, as there
 is no local university

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Dax is a wonderful town - very old, quaint + sweet
  • The lake is beautiful & it's also very close to the fun surf towns of Hossegor + Biarritz
  • It's very easy to travel north to Bordeaux (one hour by TGV) or south to Spain (45 minute train)


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