Bazas Travel Guide

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    Rose window (1537)
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    Central portal
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Bazas Things to Do

  • Maison de l'Astrologue

    Most beautiful building on the main square, with stepped gable and astrological symbols above the windows. Don't know why the sun and moon look so sad.

  • Cathédrale St-Jean (2)

    Don't forget to go inside the cathedrale. Many works of arts were destroyed during wars and revolutions, but the proportions of the long, narrow nave are still impressive. When the sun is shining, the interior bathes in a red glow, because of the many stained glass windows.

  • Cathédrale St-Jean (1)

    Bazas was an important stop on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, as the blood of St. John the Baptist was venerated here. This is why the cathedral is inscribed on UNESCO's world heritage list.Most of the present building dates from the 13th and 14th century.The sculptured portals survived from the turmoil during the wars of religion,...

  • Legend of Saint John the Baptist Church

    According to legend, a woman from Bazas,who was in Palestine when the saint was beheaded, collected a few drops of blood and brought them back to Bazas.This holy relic was kept in this place of worship until the Revolution of 1789, when a fanatic threw it into the latrines.

  • The Cathedral Square

    The top part of the Cathedral Square was inside the perimeter of the original fortified town. Then in the Middle Ages it was extended towards the west to accommodate a large market.All around the square, magnificent houses have been built over the centuries by rich bougeois families. Each house is different from the others, which is one of the...

  • St. John the Baptist Cathedral

    This magnificent cathedral, with its admirable triple portal and beautiful rose window was built, as it stands today, in 1233. It was almost destroyed in 1561(during the War of the Religions) and again at the time of the Revolution in 1789. The statues of the gates were systematically destroyed as well as the total plundering of the cathedral and...


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Bazas Local Customs

  • Specific to Bazas (RECIPE: Part Two)

    PREPARATION:1 - Cuire à feu doux, dans le vin de tursan, les queues de b¿uf durant3 h 30, avec le bouquet garni, du sel, du poivre, les carottes, les oignons, le céleri, la couenne, les deux pieds de veau et la ventrêche fumée, taillée en lardons.2 - Décanter la sauce et la filtrer. 3 - Garder les pieds de veau et les légumes pour faire un plat...

  • Specific to Bazas (RECIPE: Part One)

    RECIPE:Croustillant de queue de boeuf de Bazas au foie gras de canard poêlé des Landes2 queues de boeuf2 litres de vin de tursan rougesel, poivre1 bouquet garni (1 feuille de laurier, 1 vert de poireau, 1 queue de persil, des branches de thym, de romarin et de céleri)300 g de carottes ciselées300 g de gros oignons émincés100 g de céleri rave200 g...

  • Bazas Gastronomy

    Here is a sampling of some dishes you can and should sample while visiting the Bazas area:~ The 'Tourin' : a tomato and onion soup~ The 'Bazas Entrecote' : or rib steak with shallots~ A Salami of Woodpigeons (Okay! personally I draw the line on this one...but don't let me stop you)~ A Grignols Capon (it tastes like chicken) he he~ Foie Gras : it's...


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