NUMBER OF ROOMS: 25 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: After the Luberon (Domaine de Fontenille), Marseille (bords de mer) and Menorca (Fontenille Menorca), Frédéric Biousse and Guillaume Foucher camped out their latest spot near Hossegor, at Hortensias du Lac, a local institution with a Basque-Landes feel that’s been made over as a luxury surf lodge. For the most part, the 25 rooms for surfers (and everyone else!) are each equipped with a private balcony or terrace in this very Hamptonian setting. Light wood, natural materials (linen, teak,sisal, stone),exposed surfboards… you’d almost think you were in Montauk! Rooms starting at €160 a night.
TOILETRIES: L:A Bruket body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: Buffet for €23, with coffee or tea, bread, viennoiseries, charcuterie from the Aldudes,cheese, farm-fresh yogurts…
MINI-BAR: A selection of fruit juices (raspberries, orange), mineral waters and sodas, provided free of charge.
LITTLE LUXURY: The magnificent infinity pool with views of the Hossegor lake.