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|DESCRIPTION OF OUR HOME IN SEIGNOSSE
From the hills and valleys of the Pays Basque and the Pyrenees Mountains to the vast forests of the Landes and the beaches that stretch for miles and miles on the Atlantic coast. From towns like Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz or Hossegor to the smaller villages inland, a visit to this part of the world is an unforgettable experience. There are so many places to see and even more things to do. The climate is mild and sports and leisure activities like golf, tennis, horse riding, surfing, hiking or cycling can be practiced all year long in breathtaking surroundings.
Just one figure will tell you a lot: 250 kilometres of ocean coastline! Aquitaine has quite simply Europe’s biggest beach of fine sand. Added to this are the 500 kilometres of shores alongside the lakes and estuaries.|
Nautical sports, seaside resorts, naturism...
Imagine all the things you can do in this huge leisure area, how many sports you can practise –
surfing and sailing, of course, but equally cycling, with a massive network of
Locality: Cote d'Argent,Seignosse les Bourdaines
Seignosse has two centers, Seignosse Bourg (town centre, which is 4-5 kms away from the beach) and Seignosse Plage (the beach). The Village of Seignosse is typical of the old Landes coastal villages, picturesque, quaint and with the village church, the mairie, a few bars, 2 hotels and small lanes with scattered typical Landes colombage farmhouse architecture, and on the outskirts of this, some developments of new houses. Nothing different then you may ask? and the answer would be yes. Two very large Lakes exist just to the North of the Village which makes all the difference, the "Etang Noir" (Black pond or lake) and the very much larger "Etang Blanc" (White lake, why the names? don't ask, I haven't established or received a sensible answer yet), all surrounded with the Landes natural pine forests (very tranquil, calm & relaxing). Hidden down the lanes surrounding the lakes and nestling in the pine trees, are a few very isolated Landes style Restaurants with views over the lakes.
Between the Etang Noir & the Village is a large Sports Centre with several activities (Pelote Basque, 6 Tennis Courts & arranged Cycling Tours, some short, some long, around the area (this area of the Landes has especially concerned itself with the cyclist. Adjacent to all main roads from Capbreton to Moliets, they have constructed independent cycle roads for the safety of all)) and between the lakes is an Equestrian Centre (Pony Club, which arranges regular promenades into the Forest for the avid Horseman (or woman) on Horse back).
Seignosse Plage is a vast area of apartments (picture below right) with the centre at Penon Plage, where you will find Bars, Restaurants, a cinema (showing films in French, of course) a disco and the brand new Water Park. All kept in impeccable trim, with what must be an army of gardeners (it reminds me and has the appearance of a large Alpine ski resort, with the snow replaced with very fine white sand). The coast line has immense beaches (deep & long) & enormous sand dunes, enough space for all.
Between the village and plage is the most immaculate Golf Course ever imagined or constructed with lakes & ponds creating hazards for the most discerning golfer, with the most beautiful modern Landes style houses nestling between the pine trees and the fairways of the Golf Course.
3 kms South are the towns of Hossegor & Capbreton (with more Beaches, Casinos, and another 18 hole Golf Course and Marinas etc.)
The atlantic coast, 126 kilometers of beaches, dunes and forest. The atlantic ocean, a gigantic mass of water rocked by the waves and the tides, the dunes, a fragile relief in motion, result of an extraordinary history, a protected nature, the forest, at the origin of an exceptional human adventure which shaped the girondan coast line, the beaches, a fantastic ground for sports, pleasure and relaxation.
|TO RENT :
North facing , kitchenette with dishes and cuttery, cooking ustensils,living-room with bed 140, washroom with shower, WC. Upstairs : mezzanine divided into 2 parts : one part, 2 bunk-beds 80, other 1 bed 140.
|ADDRESS FOR RESERVATION : Mme BORDERIES Annie - Route de malause - 82210 - St NICOLAS de la GRAVE - FRANCE .TELEPHONE : 0625656156. E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org|
Down payment: 25% of the amount of the hiring by international postal cheque.
Animals are accepted
|PINK CIRCLE Length : 3 800 m - Time : 1 hour walk Start behind the Holiday Centre AGREOU VACANCES BLEUES. It goes through the coastal forest (called conservation forest) to join the Chemin des Casernes, then arrives to the CD 79. At this point, possibility to go into the green circle or to join the starting point. GREEN CIRCLE Length : 4 550 m - Time : 1.30 hour walk Start on the road CD 79. The path wanders peacefully through the woods and suddenly climbs up a peak culminating at a 65 m height, at a triangulation stone from which there is an astounding view over both the forest and the sea. The path goes back down to the valley and turns west. ORANGE CIRCLE Length : 5 500 m - Time : 1.45 hour walk. Start facing the picnic area at the crossroads between CD 79 and Lake Avenue (D89). The path winds around hills to follow the soother slopes. On top of dunes typical Landes shooting stands are to be noted (Palombières). The forest is superb with imposing trees and the luxuriant fragrance of its undergrowth. What a silence ! What a peace… BLUE CIRCLE Length : 7 800 m - Time : 2.30 hour walk Start from the Sport Hall car park in Seignosse bourg. The path starts out between various wood cuttings soon converted into seedlings, which give a view on some tasks of forestry, in particular on the alternate lumbering and replanting operations. Furthermore these uncovered areas give a better account of the structural complexity of the seaside dunes, as well as of the tremendous wind labouring which set them up. Pine-Tree planting settled the dunes and dried up the marshes ; yet swamps and water points can still be found. YELLOW CIRCLE Length : 8 000 m - Time : 2 h 35 de promenade. It leaves from the path running along the gendarmerie in Seignosse-Bourg (avenue du Clos de Belittre). This wide path goes deep into the large forest. About halfway, the path gets more undulating. Through hillocks and dales, the walker will admire the golfplayers in one of the most spectacular places (hole n° 11). The path goes around a big shooting stand and the walker can go back along the ridges. RED CIRCLE Length : 9 400 m - Time : 3 hour walk. Start from the Sport Hall car park in Seignosse bourg. The path goes along the Etang Noir natural reserve (1 550 m long, 150 m wide, 4 m deep with a thick coat of fluid slime ; 435 plant species, 310 animal species), then it leaves D. 337 at the CCAS holiday village into D 189 (Louis de Bourmont road) along the Etang Blanc to finally draw a wide curve in the woods. A beautiful view point passed the restaurant " Les Roseaux ". From there, one can return to the Etang Blanc or stay underwood and go back to the village through hillocks and dales.|
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