Individuals & Families

Individuals & Families

Individuals & Families

Come and visit the only windmill of the Landes, at Bénesse-lès-Dax. From there, you'll have a 320° view on the Pyrenean mountains, Chalosse hills and the pinetree forest. The different ways to visit, opening times, ticket prices, how to come to us. Find all information bellow.

Opening Times

From April 03rd to July 05th : from 02.00pm to 06.15pm*
From July 05th to August 31st : from 11.00 am to 12.00pm and from 02.00pm to 07.15pm*
Fromt September 1st to November 10th : from 02.00pm to 06.15pm*
(*) Last entrance 1 hour before closure

Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Visiting Benesse-lès-Dax windmill

Restored in 2015, Benesse-lès-Dax windmill is now opened to visits (except from milling days)

A 320° View on the landcape

Freely come to the windmill site and enjoy the view on the countryside and the Pyrenean Mountains.
From May, the panoramic maps will help to locate your position
Do you have difficulties walking ? We can drive you with a tiny electic car from May to September. Contact us

Different ways to visit

Guided Tour

Choose a guided tour to discover the interior of the windmill. During this visit, you'll learn about its history, its architecture and its machinery and you can have a look at its amazing roofing framework.
Guided visits timetable: 11.15am* - 02.15pm - 03.15pm - 04.15pm - 05.15pm - 06.15pm*
Average visit time: 1 hour
* only from July 5th to August 31st

Immersive experience : New in 2024

If you want to visit the windmill differently or if you can't get into the windmill, you can have an immersive experience thanks to a virtual reality headset. You will be exploring the mill, in the 19th century.
Timetable: from May, during the windmMill Opening Times.
Average visit time

Digital Treasure trail: New in 2024

You're in search of adventure with your children (from 6 to 10 years old). Download Vira et Vasa App. Listen the tale at home and come and follow your heroes on the windmill site.
Timetable : from May : self tour all the year round
Average digital treasure trail : 

Our events

Easter omelet, Bread Day, European Mill Days, Windmill festival, Summer Evenings, European Heritage Days, Christmas Fire...
Find all our event there :
Save the dates

Ticket prices 2024

 Guided TourVirtual RealityCombi Ticket
Adult€ 5.00€5.00€8.00
Junior (aged 10 - 18)€3.00€5.00€5.00
Children (aged 0 - 9)Free€5.00€5.00

 

Services

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We want you to have a great time at Benesse windmill, so please help us to preserve the site. Picnicking and picking plants are not allowed. Dogs are not permitted except assistance and guide dogs.

 

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Find us

From Dax : take the D29 St Pandelon / Peyrehorade ; at the roundabout : take Heugas direction
From Peyrehorade : take the D29 Cagnotte / Dax ; cross Bénesse-lès-Dax ; at the roundabout : take Heugas direction