Southwest coast villas, cottages and gites ranging from a two bedroom villa with pool for 4 in Biscarrosse to a magnificent 8 bedroom luxury villa for 20 people in Soustons, some also have a private tennis court. Ours is one of the finest selections of hand picked and inspected self-catering holiday accommodation in the south-west coast of France, if you are looking for a gite, cottage, or rental home for your holidays there is a good chance we have one for you.
The Landes area of Aquitaine stretches down from the Bordeaux coast all the way to the Pyrenees and is now part of Nouvelle Aquitaine. Mile after mile of sun-kissed, white sandy beaches backed by sweet smelling pine forests.
Every now and again the beaches are interrupted by charming seaside resorts such as Biscarosse which enjoys the combined pleasures of the Atlantic ocean and a huge freshwater lake. Indeed there are many large lakes in the area, some near the coast and others further inland near places like Pontenx-Les-Forges, Escource and Sore.
The area is superbly adapted for numerous activities including surfing, windsurfing, sailing, fishing and swimming as well as riding and cycling along the forest trails.
Further south there is elegant Hossegor, surf capital and golfing paradise with a long tradition. Lesser known but also pleasant are Soustons, Seignosse, Saint Martin and Seignanx.
Finally, there are the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, here the area changes completely and the seaside resorts become bigger and more important, the best known being Saint Jean de Luz and Biarritz.
The countryside is very green, the backdrop of the mountains magnificent and the culture Basque, reflected in the cuisine and the architecture. Ascain is a very typical, thriving Basque village where you can sit in the village square watching the locals play their sport, Palote Basque.
Les Landes travel
The Landes area is accessed via direct flights to Biarritz (BAQ) or Bordeaux (BOD).
Les Landes weather
The climate in Les Landes is great for family holidays from May to September and as you get closer to the Spanish border even April and October are viable options. It's generally warm and sunny with some rainfall now and again, but not much.