"Thermal waters with beneficial properties have been springing up in Barbotan for 20,000 years. An afternoon at the spa is not to be missed: release your stress and tensions and surrender to the expert hands of our massage therapists. My favourite treatment is the sculpting massage featuring a thermal shower: an invigorating, comforting massage under a fine spray of warm water. A real decompression chamber! To stay in shape, you might also try a vivifying session of aquagym in the indoor swimming pool with the village's medieval church as a backdrop. "
"Every afternoon, I welcome aficionados of eau-de-vie and history to our cellars. I explain to them how we make Armagnac and what distinguishes it from other spirits such as Cognac. Of course, a tasting is a necessary step in better understanding its beauty and subtlety. Certain lucky visitors pass through in the month of November during the "flamme", the distillation of white wine. Every year, we host two big dinners in the cellars during the distillation. Our clients are delighted to taste the freshly distilled eau-de-vie. "
"La Bastide makes its fleet of all-terrain bikes available for adventurers young and old, so that they may discover the surrounding vineyards along the magnificent, shady bike path. A former railway that crossed the countryside in the beginning of the 20th century, the greenway leads from Barbotan to Landes through a series of pretty medieval bastides. Not to be missed: Labastide d’Armagnac, its Place Royale and master cutler; and Saint-Justin. Last but not least, since the taste buds should not be neglected, our Chef can prepare a delicious picnic for your expedition (please reserve the day before)."