Sport in Dax, Rugby rules

The Union Sportive Dacquoise is now in Pro D2 after a long and eventful history in the Top 14. Rugby is still at the heart of Dax and the Maurice Boyau stadium is a Sunday pilgrimage site. But Dax isn’t all about “ruggers”: there are lots of other sports here. In fact, Dax has numerous top quality sports facilities. Recognised as a Commune Sport pour Tous (sport for everyone town), Dax is continuing to expand its sports sites with, for example, the new multisport complex in Saubagnacq.

Union Sportive Dacquoise (USD) website

Rugby Dax
rugby Dax


Maurice Boyau Stadium

Jaï-Alaï (play area) seating 1300 people.
External 740 seat stand, dojo, omnisport hall (basketball, handball etc.), gym, dance studio, rugby pitches including an official pitch (10,000 seats), athletics track and skate park.


André Darrigade Complex

“Tournesol” swimming pool with 4 lanes and a 30m² paddling pool
Multisport hall (karate, fencing) and tiers seating 272
Two specialist gymnastics rooms
4th category XLR archery room
Outdoor archery
4 football pitches inc. 2 synthetic turfs.


Gond Stadium

BMX tracks
Gond stand


Sablar Stadium

4 outdoor hard tennis courts
1 mini tennis court
9 outdoor clay tennis courts
2 indoor hard tennis courts
3 indoor clay tennis courts


Trinquet des Charmilles: Basque pelota

Rue Paul Doumer
40100 Dax
U.S.D. booking: (00 33) (0)5 58 90 45 45

Saubagnacq Stadium

Currently under construction, the multisport Saubagnacq complex will have pioneering modern equipment such as:

A pelota facility with a competition court and 300 seater stands, a left wall and outdoor stand
An area with 6 badminton courts and 2 volleyball courts
A climbing room with an artificial departmental structure
An official rugby pitch with 500 seater stands
A synthetic playground
A turf playground
An athletics stadium with a 400m track, throwing areas and jumping pits etc.


piscine Dax
pêche Dax



You don’t have to be a member of one of the many clubs to play boules: play any day in any weather in the Parc des Arènes.



Practice de Golf

If you’re a keen golfer, you can play or learn to play at the Dax training and teaching centre in the heart of Bois de Boulogne before heading for the greens dotted along the Landes coastline.

Dax Practice de Golf website

Landes golf courses (Comité Départemental du Tourisme des Landes website)

golf Dax