Tourist holiday in Hossegor (40)
This sea resort is born at the beginning of the XXth century, between Arcachon, holiday resort of the Bordeaux‘s population and Biarritz, to the easier and more international clientele. In this period, it welcomes an easy clientele, mainly stemming from the Parisian literary and intellectual world, in particular JH Rosny, Paul Margueritte or still Leon Blum a little later.
Nowadays, some personalities kept Hossegor as holiday resort or rest, as Francis Cabrel, Gerard Lenorman, Alain Juppé … The lake of Hossegor lined with magnificent houses offers pleasant walks.
Hossegor is also a sports city and is famous mainly for its renowned surfing spots and which welcome every year a test of world championships pro, Quiksilver Pro France. The city accommodates moreover the seat of the French Federation of Surfing as well as the European seats of the marks Rip Curl and Billabong.
Every summer, Grand Prix of Landes takes place on the Golf of Hossegor, the first weekend of August.
Going out in Hossegor on vacation
If the holidays are mainly made to rest one should not forget to entertain oneself.
And if it is a city of Landes full of fire and with multiple activities it is well Hossegor. Here the main sport is obviously the surf and several times in the year are hosted competitions bringing together the greatest professionals of the discipline.
However, Hossegor has much more to offer with its many spas, dolphin and whale watching cruises and Basque pelota introductions.
There is also a zoo that will delight both children and adults. And for those who do not wish to go to bed too early, the city of Hossegor has a busy nightlife with its many bars and other concert halls.