The History of the Lodge
Right at the end of a track, where the sky and the ocean merge into one, stands a wild, mysterious wooden hunting lodge. Sand dunes, a pine forest, a freshwater spring, endless shores, untamed waves, spray and sun… Two simple yet enchanting lodges, where Mother Nature reigns supreme.
A former hunting lodge, built in 1858 by Baron Boulart, the magnate who owned the then brand-new Landes forest and who was also an explorer, the hamlet of Huchet is laid out around a large colonial-style house, two wooden houses, former boathouses, and a small chapel called “Estelle de la Mar”.
The Guérard family fell for its charms and bought it in 1997, then restored the houses bearing in mind the way they originally used to be, and added their own magnificent collection of authentic furniture and paintings, dating back to the Indo-Chinese and Indo-Portuguese periods.
The Maisons Marines stand on the “lette”. This is a geographical curiosity – a depression between two hills of sand – which marks the border between the pine forest and the sand.
The sea gardens around the houses offer views of a kind you’ll only find there, on the Landes coastline.
- Borrow a bicycle : there are many wonderful paths running all over the surrounding area, absolutely perfect for a family ride and picnic
- The beach is unsupervised
- Surfing (equipment is not provided but can be hired)
- Fishing on the seafront (equipment is not provided)
3 miles away
- Moliets 27-hole golf course (wonderful seaside links )
- Introduction to surfing and kite surfing (private lessons)
- Standup Paddle on a marine lake
- Horse riding
- Boat trip on the Courant d’Huchet
Along the Atlantic Coast
From Brittany to the Spanish border, the Vélodyssée runs along the Atlantic coast, from north to south. Landes represents the longest route of this odyssey with 160 km of dedicated cycle paths between Biscarrosse and Tarnos.
Get on your bikes and fly to the north: cross pine woods and clearings scattered with brooms, enjoy the wild beauty of the Landes coast !
To the south, after crossing Soustons’ forest, discover the iconic surfing beaches and cities : Seignosse the wild, Hossegor the bourgeoise and Capbreton, family and lively city, unique fishing port of Landes.
On these dedicated and secure lanes, discover the treasures of the region in peace.