Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s Atlantic Coast is 750 kms (450 miles) of unforgettable panoramas, cycling paths and famous surfing spots. In 2021, from north to south, three new hotels will be opening, in the spirit of golfing, surfing and relaxation.
Just an hour and 15 minutes from La Rochelle and 20 minutes from Royan, Club Med de la Palmyre Atlantique is located in a huge pine forest with dunes bathed by waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort has undergone major renovations and it is now the first “4-Trident” category seaside resort in France. The luxury portion of the holiday village offers 5 sea-view suites and 22 duplexes or high-end studios.
Good to know : a gourmet lodge evoking Royan’s Belle Epoque
Nearby : the Cognac vineyard, the Art-Deco city of Royan, Ile d'Oléron island, the Cordouan lighthouse, and nature areas of the Gironde Estuary.
In the Landes area, 40 kms (25 miles) north of Biarritz, the 4-star Hôtel du Golf in Seignosse is about to open in the spring of 2021 after having been closed for eight years. It will be the 1st “Relais & Châteaux de France” located at the heart of a golf course with 32 rooms and suites, a restaurant, lounge bar and seminar rooms. It is expected to retain its Louisiana-style architecture.
Good to know : Hôtel du Golf has joined the « Domaine de Fontenilles » collection which includes the 4-star Hortensias du Lac, with 25 rooms and suites, which opened in 2019, located on the west bank of Hossegor lake. Its decor is a subtle combination of Art Deco and surf culture.
Nearby : the coast’s 16 golf courses, Dax’s thermal spas, the seaside resorts of Biarritz and Pays-Basque.
Also located in Hossegor, on the marine lakeside, the 3-star Hôtel du Parc by Azureva Basque/Landes-style hotel is about to open. With 84 contemporary design rooms, the hotel will also offer a gourmet restaurant, La Rotonde, with a terrace overlooking the private beach, a lounge bar with an Art Deco influence, Les Bains du Lac wellness area and seminar rooms.
Good to know : access to the lake’s private beach, 1.5 km (9.3miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, many sports activities available including surfing, cycling and paddling.
Nearby : the famous beaches of the Atlantic Coast, surfing, the Vélodyssée cycling itinerary, Hossegor’s trendy shops.
From Marais-Poitevin to Pays-Basque via La Rochelle-Ile de Ré, Arcachon, the Landes this is the kingdom of water sports, cycling paths and lively seaside resorts. Visitors are always taken aback by the Atlantic Coast’s unforgettable beaches and panoramas.
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