Les Hortensias du Lac
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 25 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: After the Luberon (Domaine de Fontenille), Marseille (Les 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.