Basque Country Culture


Seignosse, the beautiful wild

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Neighbor of the city of Hossegor, Seignosse common Landes has no blush of its assets and its rating. Popular, it attracts many visitors, vacationers or residents and it is not its natural charms that will make them flee. Between the pines, the ponds, the golf course and its exotic coastline this part of the Landes is famous for its very pleasant pace of life. Small detour by this charming city on the edge of the Atlantic, dream destination.

Where is Seignosse in France?

In the south-west of the country, Seignosse is a commune on the coast of the Landes department. The city has a 6 km long seafront, 2,500 hectares of forest and a pond. Its mild climate makes it a popular vacation spot. Its close neighbors are Saubion, Soorts-Hossegor, Angresse and Tosse.

What is the name of the inhabitants of Seignosse?

Very simply, the inhabitants of the commune are called Seignossais. The population today stands at 4,417 people. Overlooked by the Rhune, a mythical summit of the Basque Country which rises to an altitude of 905 meters, Seignosse is covered with 70% maritime pines and 5 km of forest separate the town from the beaches.

Why to spend your holidays in Seignosse ? 

You will understand the city of Seignossse is wild, natural and rich by its coastline. Located at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean it enjoys a mild and pleasant climate in winter and a beautiful summer season. This setting and location on the Atlantic Ocean makes it a tourist town, but also very family all year round. The seaside resort listed by the ocean does not disappoint visitors and residents who can enjoy the many activities offered there. Many beaches (five) to relax and enjoy sunny days, the largest water park Landes, markets, gastronomy Landaise punctuate your days, while shops, campgrounds and hotels are present to welcome you.

Seignosse is not only a tourist resort, the city lives throughout the year and the sport rhythms the life of the town. Mythical in the region, surfing is the flagship sport of Seignosse very famous as Hossegor for its essential spots. A surfing historic site, it is now known around the world by surfers who pass it for the world championship. For those who do not surf, rest assured the city also has a golf course to 18 holes on 70 hectares designed by two renowned architects (Pierre Thevenin and Robert van Hagge). Classified 15th European course it will delight fans of the little white ball.

Holiday destination or ideal place of residence the city of Seignosse attracts thanks to these natural assets its sandy beaches, its forest to furrow, but also thanks to its typical lifestyle of the Southwest. Near Capbreton, Hossegor and a few kilometers from the Basque Country the city enjoys an exceptional situation that appeals to future buyers. Future buyers who will not be disappointed neither by the situation of the city, nor by the real estate offer of it. Very sought after for the holidays, but also for living there year-round, the resort offers a variety of goods adapted to all needs.

What to visit in Seignosse?

Some shops and restaurants, a town hall, the church, the school, the Basque pelota pediment, a small wash-house and some typical Landes houses. This is what this village in the moors looks like, where life is good in a very natural environment. In summer, take the free shuttle to circulate through the pine forest between the town and the ocean.

Founded in the last century, Seignosse is a young town where there are no historic monuments. On the other hand, it diffuses an assertive Basque personality, marine and turned towards outdoor activities.
We are happy to visit the Fonds Labegorre, which houses all year long the contemporary works of the Basque painter Serge Labégorre and a number of temporary exhibitions.

Seignosse rhymes (almost) with golf. The challenging course of the Seignosse golf course occupies an exceptional natural setting that discerning amateurs and passing travelers greatly appreciate.

For fun moments, especially with young children, the spacious Atlantic Park in Seignosse is easy to access and ideal. We paddle, we go down the water slides and we pass under the waterfalls at the cost of some strong sensations. The most peaceful prefer the solarium or the hot tubs. The Seignosse water park can satisfy young and old.

What to do in Seignosse?

Nature is the DNA of Seignosse.

Access to the Etang Noir Nature Reserve is via a walkway on a walkway. If the pond is described as "black", it is probably because it is deep, muddy and surrounded by a thick forest which darkens it and gives the place a mysterious air.

To enjoy natural sites while cultivating, nothing better than the prehistoric caves of the Sare. We go underground to cover 900m on a marked, lighted and soundtrack. One can also be satisfied with discovering the speleological museum present on the site or the megalithic park, testimony of the presence of human life several millennia ago.

A little further, it is the Bétharram caves that sharpen our pupils. The fascinating underground tour on foot, by boat and small train leads us to cross a mountain and to understand how most of the caves were formed and have evolved over the centuries.

Finally, we take the Rhune Train to access the highest point in the Basque Country, the summit of the Rhune. From there, the 360 ° view of the beaches and mountains.

What events take place in Seignosse?

The Traditional Festival thrills the city for 3 days in August. There are pelota tournaments, bodegas, ball and a giant meal that brings people together.

On Thursdays in summer, Seignosse hosts Basque-Landes evenings with demonstrations of Basque pelota, Landes dances and a large country meal.

From August 6 to 9, it’s the Little Festival which simultaneously hosts Seignosse, Capbreton and Hossegor. Renowned musicians and street art artists gather around the culture of board sports.

In July and August, The Summer Scenes offer a free show every evening.

Finally, the surfing event expected each year is Pro France, where professional surfers from all over the world compete in sports Seignosse and Hossegor in October.

Where to walk in Seignosse?

Hiking from Ondres-plage to Labenne-plage

A rather easy 12 km circuit that links the two neighboring beaches through the beautiful Landes forest. You can try it on foot or by mountain bike.

Stroll along the Boudigau

From Tarnos, we cross the forest and follow the Boudigau river to reach the port of Capbreton.

For 15 km, we pass in front of the Monkey pine forest and the Labenne mini-zoo where you can if you wish to have a swim. We admire the beaches of Capbreton and the stalls of freshly caught fish when arriving at the port.

Where to eat in Seignosse?

At the Villa de l'Etang Blanc 1 *, the chef prepares dishes of perfect accuracy and balance using organic products from the Landes region. His wife brilliantly manages the room, the terrace and the wine service

La Petite Table de Capbreton offers a condensed menu and a cuisine of very fresh products skillfully spiced up with citrus and spices. The chef’s experience allows him to get to the basics. 

Savoring a lobster salad or a turbo with small vegetables on the terrace of the Regalty in Capbreton where you can be seen serving with smile and professionalism is one of the keys to a successful holiday. 

Where to sleep in Seignosse? 

A stay at Villa de l'Etang Blanc3 * in Seignosse, surrounded by birds and greenery, is always very pleasant. As for the restaurant, we told you about it earlier…. 

Pretty well-appointed rooms and Thai treatments await you at the Baya Hotel Spa3 * in Capbreton. A refined establishment with panoramic views of the Atlantic. 

The welcome is warm, the breakfast perfect and the rooms with terrace very well equipped at the guest house le Habre de Seignosse. And as a bonus, a discreet jacuzzi protected by the trees in the beautiful garden. 

Barnes Côte Basque and its 3 agencies specializing in luxury real estate are at your disposal for any search for a beautiful vacation rental in Seignosse or purchase of real estate in Seignosse.

What are the real estate market trends in Seignosse ?

From the apartment by the sea, to the villa in a quiet corner in the shade of pine trees, you will find your happiness in Seignosse. The benefits vary, you will find large villas with pool near the beach, some more distant, apartments on the seafront, near the golf course, a pond or away from the bustle of the seaside approaching the land . New, renovated or older to you to make your choice among the real estate offers in Seignosse whose price per square meter oscillates between 3000 € per m² for an apartment and 3100 € per m² for a house.

Between sea and forest Seignosse is the ideal place to spend good time, live in the rhythm of the South West, eat well, party, spend time with family and play sports in an idyllic setting. Wild and dynamic, look no further where to put your bags for a few days or for life. A ride on a bike, a boat, a gastronomic or sports trip will convince you of its benefits. Everything is right for you to make your real estate investment in Seignosse and spend pleasant moments on the Atlantic.