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To do

There is plenty “to do” in south west France but “not to do” is sometimes as pleasant as “to do” and can be very well combined.

To start with the latter;

“Not to do” at our swimming pool. Do relax in the garden at the pool behind the Chambres d’Hôtes . Average water temperature in summer around 25/28 degrees Centigrade. Free access every day and around the pool ample space to work at your sun tan. There is a wide stretch of grass to play badminton or whatever you would like to do. In our opinion “not to do” also means relaxing on one of the beautiful white beaches of the Les Landes department. Only 45 minutes by car.

“To Do” is almost impossible to sketch. An attempt…..


Wandelen bij La Rhune, PyreneeënThere are plenty of possibilities to go for a short walk or to do more extensive hiking-tours in the region. In and around Pouillon you can follow numerous easy going sign-posted tracks and the sportsmen may go for a one to several days hiking tour in the Pyrenees. In “La Vieille Grange” we have a few booklets where you can make a choice according to your specific wishes. There is a suspension bridge crossing the beautiful gorge Holzarthé, a very interesting track, or mount the Col de Saint-Ignace. A small touristic train, “La Petite Rhune” , a rack railway, can take you down if you prefer.


The Chalosse is the right place to go on race bike or MTB. The roads are narrow but well paved. Make use of the occasion to discover this quiet and hilly region. There are also several MTB tracks not far from the “Chambres d’Hôtes”.

Golfsurfen aan het strans van Biarritz, Les LandesWave surfing

Wave surfing and body boarding are some of the most popular activities at the white beaches of Les Landes. Along the coast there are surfing schools and plenty of shops to rent a board or buy materials. The sea bed descends rather steep and causes the high waves that make this part of France so popular with all wave surfers  in Europe.


Anglers can go out fishing in one of the rivers or lakes in our department Les Landes or neighboring  Pyrenees Atlantique. Go out for salmon or trout and grill your catch on the BBQ.


Kanoën in de PyreneeënSporting activity no. 1 is canoeing or rafting in the Pyrenees. Folders/leaflets can be found in “La Vieille Grange”. When desired we can assist by booking a trip. Not far from your Chambres d’Hôtes you can already rent a canoe or kayak in Sorde l’Abbaye with “2x Aventures”. Here you can descend the Gave d’Oleron.

Scuba diving

Along the coastline south of Biarritz there are diving stations and diving schools. The far end of the Pyrenees end in the sea and form rocky peaks that offer excellent opportunities for divers to explore the bottom of the sea.


In Seignosse,  Biarritz and Pau there are 18-hole golf courses. These courses can be found  less than an hour’s drive from your B&B. Above all the course of Seignosse is well-known and the connoisseurs consider this course to be one of the best in Europe.