Hossegor : Welcome to Europe’s California!

40150 Soorts-Hossegor, Francia

Simona Bertolaso

Soorts-Hossegor

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Località di mare
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Inglese
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Food, Tickets, Equiphment

Description

Hossegor is a commune in the Landes department in the south-western France. It is a world-renowned surfing mecca with maybe the longest uninterrupted stretch of sandy beach in Europe. Hossegor was considered a cool destination well before the surf scene arrived. In the art-deco 1930’s, Hossegor attracted artists, writers and socialites escaping from Paris and we are most grateful for the marvellous villas they constructed around the lagoon.Incredibly it was not until the 1950’s that the first surfer – an American – was witnessed actually riding a wave, all be it in Biarritz, just down the coast.

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