Theme Week Gascony – Dax

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Bullring entrance © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0

Bullring entrance © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0

Dax is a commune in Aquitaine in south-western France, sub-prefecture of the Landes department. It is also a market town, former bishopric and busy local centre, especially for the Chalosse area.

Dax kept its tradition as a renowned spa site. It is particularly famous for specialising in mud treatment for rheumatism and similar ailments. Fontaine Chaude (“Hot Fountain”) is among the main sights, as well as Roman archaeological crypt, including the foundations of a Roman temple from the second century AD and the remains of the Gallic-Roman walls (4th century).

Adour river at night © Metalheart/cc-by-sa-3.0 Fontaine Chaude © Ad Vitam/cc-by-sa-3.0 City wall © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0 Dax Cathedral © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0 Max Morat Square © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0 Bullring entrance © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Adour river at night © Metalheart/cc-by-sa-3.0
It was first established by the Romans, and its reputation is supposed to date from a visit by Julia, the daughter of the first Emperor Octavian Augustus. Its Roman name was Civitas Aquensium. In the Middle Ages, it was administered by viscounts until 1177.

With the acquisition of Aquitaine by Henry II Plantagenet, later King of England, Dax remained under the English rule until 1451, when it was conquered by the French troops before the end of the Hundred Years’ War. It successfully withstood a Spanish siege in 1521-1522.

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