Our region

The Atlantic coast, south of Bordeaux is called European California. Long white sand beaches, dunes and the Landes forest draw a perfect postcard landscape. Very popular in summer for water sports and sunbathing, the region can be visited all year round. It is becoming a well-known surf spot : every year in Hossegor, a competition welcomes surfers from all around the world.  

If you prefer mountain areas, you will find a lot of opportunities to enjoy those beautiful landscapes in the heart of the Pyrenees national park, even if you are not very sporty. You can reach the summits in Artouste with a train or Pic du Midi observatory thanks to the cable car working throughout the year. The beautiful village of Cauterets is a reputed place for its thermal baths. Pyrenees are also an important step in the Tour de France.

I live in a town called Pau, midway between mountains and coast. You will stay in a safe and quiet neighbourhood, 15 min walk to the town centre, the right distance to be close enough without suffering the inconveniences of the city.

This « ville d’art et d’histoire » (art and history town) labeled town is the home of the castle and birthplace of Henri IV, king of France, who reigned between 1589 and 1610.

The Pyrenees boulevard is a beautiful walkway where you can enjoy a drink with vue over the mountain range.

The town centre shops, cafés, bars and restaurants are as many different ways to discover and enjoy french gastronomy. You can also easily reach a nature spot such as woods and forests nearby or walk along the river « Gave de Pau ».