Mios is a commune of the Gironde department in the region of Aquitaine. Administratively, it is assigned to the Canton Audenge and the district Arcachon.


The village with 7545 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2011) located 36 kilometers southwest of Bordeaux, on the Eyre ( locally known as Leyre ) in Pays de Buch, which is one of the areas of the Landes de Gascogne. The municipality is part of the Regional Natural Park Landes de Gascogne.

Mios has a huge community area of ​​over 137 square kilometers (mostly forested ) and is served by the A63 and A660 Autoroutes.


The Tumulus de Pujaut, a hill grave that found in Mios, testified that the area was inhabited since the Iron Age. In the Middle Ages Mios was indeed an immense fiefs but only of modest importance. The area was originally very swampy and after drainage, a heathland began to emerge, which was planted later.

Coat of arms

On Azure a Güldenes squirrel nibbling on a hazelnut; in the main red shield ( that violates the rules heraldic colors ) three golden scallops.


The population has more than doubled since the 1980s, and grew especially since the turn of the millennium.


  • The church Saint -Martin was originally built in Romanesque style. The choir and the side chapels are Gothic. In the 19th century the building was enlarged. Inside, some remains of the glazing have been preserved from the 16th century.
  • The Chapel of Saint -Brice is equipped with a bell from 1700.

Community partnership

  • Val de San Vicente, Cantabria, Spain ( since 2001)