They are neighbors and have nothing to envy, the Basque coast and the Landes are two regions with real charms that attract every year many holidaymakers, but also new inhabitants. And because these two regions have enough to dream and it is also the case of the city of Landaise Hossegor famous seaside resort a few kilometers from the Basque Country. Focus on this famous city of the Atlantic coast.
Where is Hossegor in France?
A commune in the southwest, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Hossegor is famous for its Gravière surf spot. It takes place on the coast called Côte d'Argent, in the Landes department, between the forest and the ocean.
The closest municipalities are Angresse, Seignosse and Capbreton all three located less than 4km away.
What are the residents of Hossegor?
Its inhabitants are simply called Hossegoriens and Hossegoriennes.
The village became a seaside resort at the beginning of the 20th century by attracting summer visitors from Parisian literary and artistic circles and lovers of large coastal areas. Initially called Soorts, the town adopted in 1913 the name of its marine lake, Hossegor and became Soorts-Hossegor.
Why to spend your holidays in Hossegor ?
Very popular for holidays, with friends, with family or to put his suitcases permanently the city of Hossegor is a seaside resort very pleasant to live. Its beaches, walks, forests and activities offer a real well-being and a relaxing pace of life. This seaside resort enjoys an exceptional setting between the Landes forest and the Atlantic Ocean, near towns such as Seignosse and Capbreton.
A tourist town that does not lack life and activities, mixing traditions and originality with its neo-Basque architecture that attracts an elegant clientele. Between the beaches of the lake and the beaches Océanes it is not the walks and rides to do with family that is missing. The Landes forest is one million hectares is one of the largest in Europe and one of the major assets of the region. The promenade of the Hossegor canal, that of the tour of the lake, will also allow you to better discover the resort, its architecture, its fauna, its flora and its history.
Hossegor will also seduce athletes and especially surf lovers! Indeed, needless to say that this seaside resort is famous for its surf spots. Ideal to learn this essential sport on the entire Atlantic coast, to enjoy the mythical spots and high level of the area, or just attend competitions with the greatest pros surfers! True lifestyle in Hossegor as in the Basque Country, surfing rhythm life of Hossegor.
Do not misunderstand, if water is not your favorite playground, the golf of Hossegor dating from 1930 and characterized by its originality will perhaps seduce you. It is also according to some great players one of the most beautiful golf courses to date. Seignosse golf "Blue Green", neighbor, will allow fans to vary the fun! The walks, or hikes on foot or mountain bike, rollers in the Landes walks also offer 40km of sport at your own pace along the coast and in the forest. What to put to the sport easily and to take full view!
What to visit in Hossegor?
Hossegor is distinguished above all by the neo-Basque architecture of its half-timbered houses with red and green wooden shutters. A pleasure for the gaze that we take the time to appreciate on its long kilometer-long Promenade which is today a classified site.
A must: take the time to discover the vast space of the Sporting Casino nestled in a huge park. The bas-reliefs of the facade of the original building and the Jaï Alaï, the first pediment dedicated to the cesta punta built in France in the 1930s are also classified. On the site, the opulent villas bordering the marine lake rub shoulders with the Hossegor golf course and the Casino. Become a real sports and leisure complex, there are casino games rooms, a restaurant, a disco, a swimming pool and tennis courts.
The marina and the banks of the canal are also worth a morning walk to enjoy the freshly caught fish and crustaceans.
For other local delicacies, a detour to Les Halles is essential. Shopping enthusiasts love to stroll through the center in the many designer and designer boutiques that make Hossegor a symbol of Landes chic.
Back from the beach, it is not forbidden to take a break from Pauline's or Aunt Jeanne's to treat yourself to a sweet snack or delicious ice cream.
What to do in Hossegor?
The resort is THE surf capital of Europe with a 7 km long sandy coastline. All of its beaches have supervised swimming areas and areas reserved for sports. We bask in the Landes sun on Central Beach, North Beach or South Beach or on White Beach bordering the marine lake, much quieter. You have to cross imposing dunes to reach the legendary Gravières beach and its unique surf spot, the scene of international competition.
The marine lake of Hossegor where seawater comes in and out at every tide is also perfect for practicing other water sports such as stand up paddle. Sailing schools are happy to welcome budding amateurs and sailors.
Scope of board sports, Hossegor is full of famous brand factory outlets in the Pédebert activity area. Bars and restaurants with a festive atmosphere, day and evening, are legion.
In the evening, we love to venture near the oyster huts for a bucolic and gourmet walk.
In the surrounding area - between Labenne and Saint-André-de-Seignanx - stretch the bodies of water and wetlands of the Marais d'Orx, classified as a National Nature Reserve.
What events take place in Hossegor?
Throughout the year, a book fair, young designers and tattoo artists follow one another at the Sporting Casino.
Every Monday in summer, you can learn about pelota during outdoor Chistera sessions and on Thursdays, the Cesta Punta Championships take over.
In July 2020, the Landes de Golf Grand Prix will see amateurs and professionals compete in the midst of maritime pines.
Hossegor offers three days of Cuban frenzy (dance, shows, meeting) with its Latinossegor festival the first weekend of September.
And for the 19th time, the legendary spots of Hossegor and Seignosse will be the surf capital of the world in September during the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro France, the only French stage in the World Surf League.
Where to walk in Hossegor?
Reserved for pedestrians only, the Discovery Walk of the marine lake is almost 6km.
While we admire the sumptuous mansions of the Landes, information panels enlighten us on the fauna and flora of the lake, oyster farming and the history of Hossegor to the huts where we feast on oysters with a tasty white wine.
On the coastal cycle paths, we appreciate the Hossegor-Capbreton-Labenne mountain bike route with a fun and rather easy crossing of the pine forest and the discovery of the pretty port of Capbreton. As a bonus, a bright stroll on the paths along the small coastal river Boudigau.
Where to eat in Hossegor?
Among the best addresses in Hossegor, there are of course Les Hortensias du Lac.
In an elegant and sober decor, you can have lunch or dinner in a bright bistro-style interior or on the beautiful terrace. Chef Moreno's menu combines essential regional recipes with creative dishes based on high quality products.
In a very contemporary setting combining polished concrete and a view of the ocean, the welcome and service are impeccable at Jean des Sables. The menu is tight, tempting, the dressage refined and the cuisine modern with a predilection for lobster.
In the center, The quality of service and the cuisine have been surprising for a long time at the MB restaurant. The chef accurately combines all the flavors and the wine list will appeal to even the most demanding.
Where to sleep in Hossegor?
A certain French lifestyle, the decoration, the reassuring park, the view of the lake and the attentive welcome make the Hôtel des Hortensias du Lac 4 * a must in Hossegor. Without forgetting a superb infinity pool. B
etween lake and Atlantic, all your senses are awakened at the Villa Seren - Hotel & Spa 4 *. Personalized service, concierge care, refined rooms with breathtaking views and high-end relaxation areas. Well-being guaranteed.
The 3-star Hotel 202 is ideally located near the center but quiet near the golf course. The rooms and suites with terrace, the 24-hour reception, the concierge services, the swimming pool and the sauna contribute to a very pleasant stay.
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What are the real estate market trends in Hossegor ?
A few kilometers from the Basque Country the Landes are influenced by the Basque culture and also by its architecture. In Hossegor, the architecture has a Basque appearance and the seafront is the main witness. Its architectural style "Basco-Landais" found on both sides of the city makes sense in the seafront listed and prestigious architectural site, home to sublime period homes.
It is in the 30s that we owe this iconic and typical architecture that are part of the charm of the city. At that time the "Basco-Landais" style master villas appeared thanks to a group of local architects. Among these great names in architecture Louis Lagrange, Henri Godbarge, Louis and Benjamin Gomez, which offer the city a style apart and very coveted. A style characterized by villas Basco Landaise looking like Basques Labourdines houses, with Landaise influences with notes of plaster, bricks, beams ... Beautiful homes that have something to charm us in a walk.
Modern and tourist the city of Hossegor has the advantage of being able to propose a varied real estate park, of the villa of Basco-Landaise time to the flat of seaside resort you will find enough to satisfy your needs and your desires. To put your suitcases permanently or to offer a pied-à-terre by the sea for the holidays the advertisements in Hossegor are not lacking. For lovers of architecture villas Basco-Landaise have many assets, beautiful gardens, large openings and large rooms testify to the desire already at the time to enjoy and escape in an exceptional setting.
A substantial real estate offer, with the embarrassment of choice in terms of volumes and needs, Hossegor is the proximity of the sea, the forest, the lake and the Basque Country. Indeed the coastline Landais very pleasant to live seduces more and more, so much for a residence in the year that for a secondary residence or a seasonal hiring. Hossegor has a qualitative offer with beautiful properties including some renovated, or land to build, with mostly individual houses. In terms of price the real estate in Hossegor goes from 4412 € the m2 for an apartment on average and 4191 € the m2 on average for a house ... although the price per m2 for a house does not take into account the size of the ground, if there is a pool ... A house, brought to its surface is always me