Less frequently than the Basque Country, the Landes region has two faces: an infinite Atlantic Atlantic front and a steady wild Gascony country. And it offers the following charming addresses
Between Les Échasses Golf and Surf Eco Lodge, Saubion
In total, seven contemporary cabins (50 m2) have been placed on the water and reserved for couples, and there is a family lodge of about one hundred square meters, which shares the silence of the surrounding four hectares of forest. A natural sanctuary with Norwegian spas and baths, labeled “Reliance du Silence”, located minutes from the sea and envisioned with the knowledge of an architect, a landscaper and a designer.
Maximum: A haven of disconnection, a philosophy back to nature, respect for the land (ultra-short circuit) and a “slow life” with music, surfing, literature and photography.
Price: A “fun” from € 327 per night.
Les Échasses Golf & Surf Eco Lodge, 701 Route de la Bruyre 40230 Saubion. E.g. : 06 51 96 55 54.
Hydrangeas du Lac, Hosegore
Labeled “Relais et Châteaux”, this intimate hotel (29 rooms with terrace) nevertheless develops a relaxing local seaside mood. For their fifth address, Les Domaines de Fontenille envisioned a “surf hotel” inspired by the Hamptons on the east coast of the United States: design and raw materials, including a surfboard at the entrance.
Maximum: A short-circuit cooking around Planches, an “organic” spa and a beautiful swimming alley overlooking the marine lake.
Price: From € 245 per night with breakfast.
Les Hydrangeas du Lac, 1578 avenue du Tour du Lac 40150 Soorts-Hossegor. E.g. : 05 58 43 99 00.
Hotel Lodge La Petite Coron in St. Creek-Chalos
In the middle of Landes Chalosse, an hour from the main beach, this small 3-star hotel is made entirely of wood and blends perfectly with the landscape with Nordic architecture. In addition to the ten rooms with veranda, an independent lodge provides an unusual and cozy family experience (2 + 2), wooden heated outdoor Dutch bath, “dachtub”. Suitable for diving in the pool after a few breaststrokes.
Maximum: We take our meals in reverse century-old buildings, run by owners who are committed to working with local producers.
Price: From € 92 per night with breakfast.
Hotel Lodge La Petite Couronne, Route d’Amou 40700 Saint-Criq-Chalosse. E.g. : 05 57 69 36 36.
Hotel Villa de l’Etang Blanc, Signos
Holidays in the southwest are surrounded by the fauna and flora of the Lands, the program of the Villa de l’Etang Blanc. About 10 minutes from Barracks beach, in the middle of Cork Oaks, this pocket hotel has six rooms, which have been remodeled and attractively renovated in honor of the surrounding wildlife. A very luxurious decorative detail for Christian Dior wallpaper decorated with multiple insects present in the pond. In the kitchen, the talented David Sulpis (a star of Michelin Guide) is on behalf of the neighboring producers. At the end of the park and almost stepping into the water, it is his wife Magali, who animates the champagne bar with her discovery in biodynamics.
Maximum: A true refuge of peace.
Price: From € 122 per night. The restaurant’s testing menu is € 80 per person.
Hotel Villa de l’Étang Blanc, 2265 route de l’Étang Blanc, 40510 Seignosse. E.g. : 05 58 72 80 15.
Villa Mirasol in Mont-de-Marsane
After 6 years of work and a complete redesign of this old Neo-Basque fortified farmhouse, this pocket hotel has seven rooms, an indoor courtyard, a botanical garden with fountains and ponds and a river flowing at the end … several terraces – a roof deck Co – Allows you to detach yourself for a picnic. During tea, it is the tea menu designed by an expert that attracts all the lovers in the city. Le Bistrot 1912 has just been awarded a “Bib gourmand”.
Maximum: Chef Philip Lagrauler’s gourmet cuisine is served in the evening and, above all, a wine and spirit bar with about sixty references.
Price: From € 122 per night.
Hotel Villa Mirasol, 2 Boulevard Ferdinand de Candau, 40000 Mont-de-Marsan. E.g. : 05 58 44 14 14.
Grand Hotel de la Pledge, in Biscaros
It is a white cube, placed on a tiller, hanging on the shore. A century-old institution with a contemporary revival and still open to the sea. Sea views in a total of 33 rooms, a very popular pool bar “Bisca” at sunset … In a few seasons, this forgotten address – and now the most glamorous on this coast – has once again become a new weekend destination for Bordeaux residents.
Maximum: Premium room, 32 m2, with sea view with a veranda or terrace. Some even have a bathtub above the ground with a panoramic view of the outside.
Price: From € 104 per night.
Grand Hotel de la Pledge, 2nd Avenue de la Pledge, at 40600 Biscaros. E.g. : 05 58 82 74 00.
Baya Hotel & Spa, in Capbreton
This spectacular pink stone architecture embodies the strategy of a boat overlooking the sea. Completely redesigned as a glamorous bohemian haven by decorator Elizabeth Milpid, this former hotel for high-end athletes now attracts a family and sporting clients, and its terrace is a breathtaking view of the surfers’ ballet. Its Thai spa is famous for therapists of Thai descent. The latter graduated from Wat Po in Bangkok. Its chef is Nicholas Mahiu, for his expertise in local products.
Maximum: Brand new terrace with a breathtaking view of the beach and sea that is displayed in large size.
Price: From € 133 per night.
Baya Hotel & Spa, 85 Avenue du Marichel de Latre de Tasaini, 40130 Capbreton. E.g. : 05 58 41 80 00.
[Initialement publié en juin 2020, cet article a fait l’objet d’une mise à jour.]