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Mèzos is located about 7 kilometres east of Saint-Julien-en-Born. This route, which runs along forest paths and narrow, traffic-free roads, offers a wide variety of landscapes, from the ever-present paths through pine trees to traditional Landaisian houses and beautiful spots crossed by frequent watercourses.

In addition, the entire route is well signposted, alternating between the usual blue rectangle plaques and the green background signs indicating the cycle path.

An important part of the attraction of this route is that you will pass by the 14th century church of Saint Jean Baptiste, built in garluche (iron silicate) by the commanders of Malta and listed as a Historic Monument.

The central nave, the garluche stone choir, the great pillars, the vaults and the ogives are the highlights of this building.

Inside, there is a reproduction of the Infant Jesus of Prague, also made of garluche, which was offered by the Poles at the end of the 20th century.

We start the route at this point on the Avenue de la Gare (about 150 metres from the roundabout that divides the two main roads in Mezos, the D-66 and the D-167), where we can park our car if we have decided to use this means of transport.

We start by walking to the right (left in the picture), passing through several streets on the outskirts of Mezos before entering the country lanes.

Links to download the route:

Google Earth: MÈZOS. Heritage Route.kml

GPS: MÈZOS. Heritage Route.gpx

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