Exploring the delightful great lakes and coastline of the Landes

Spectacularly beautiful coastline, glorious sandy beaches, great lakes and pine forests…. Welcome to the Les Landes in South West France.

This stunningly attractive region has been our home for 30 years.  We love the people, the lifestyle, the delicious food and drink and also the exceptional heritage and history… and for us it is the sheer natural beauty which Les Landes offers that makes this a great place to live.

If you are someone who enjoys the outdoors and the natural landscape, this part of France is a treat and is a perfect choice to go biking, hiking, horse riding and – of course – the fantastic opportunities for surfing and all kinds of water sports.

The area known as the Côte Nature et Grands Lacs stretches from Léon in the south to Sanguinet to the north, a land of open space, beaches and luxuriant vegetation, with the vast pine forests edging the sandy beaches.  Between these two points there are impressive lakes which are ideal for fishing and water activities, small ports and marinas offering superb sailing experiences and plenty of flora and fauna. All-in-all, Les Landes is an oasis of nature providing a close connection with the wildlife and natural world that we share our planet with.

Whenever we have the chance, we love to take the bikes and cycle around the region, taking the time to stop, relax and appreciate the magnificent countryside and coastline.

In truth, it is difficult to say which part of the region we love the most, as the choice is so varied. However, if you live in Les Landes or come here as a visitor, we would love to know what your favourite place is… click on the Facebook Messenger link https://m.me/KiwiConstructionFrance?ref=w6184123

Kiwi Construction delivers professional expertise, exceptional customer service and quality construction to all its’ clients covering the Biarritz, the Pays Basque and Landes departments.

Contact:

Grant & Joeline Norris

+33 (0)6 03 18 53 31

grant.norris@wanadoo.fr

https://www.kiwiconstruction.fr/         

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Come and join the party! Great Pays Basque festivals to enjoy in 2018

The Pays Basque in South West France has some of the biggest and best festivals for sure. The summer months are especially popular, but in truth you will discover local festivals in many communities throughout the year. Each festival has its own traditions, although events generally will have shared themes, for example music, concerts, puppets, artisanal craft markets, plenty of food and drink as well as fireworks as a finale.

Here in the beautiful Pays Basque, we know what makes a great party…. so here are just a few that have caught our eye.

– Fêtes de Bayonne (see photo). This captivating little city of timber-framed houses is set on the confluence of two rivers. Since 1462, every spring (29th March – 1st April 2018) the town has held a Foire au Jambon de Bayonne in honour of the world-famous ham. Every July (25th – 29th 2018) a 5 day festival is held – the largest in France. Many people will dress in red and white (the colours of the Spanish city, Pamplona) and enjoy the music, street theatre and parades. 

– Saint-Jean-de-Luz. This popular fishing resort has beautiful beaches and plenty of charm. In June, the town holds a Fête de la Saint-Jean to celebrate the arrival of summer and its’ patron saint. Expect concerts, colourful costumes and lots of food and drink. The following month be sure to catch the Fête du Thon (7th July 2018) in recognition of the town’s status as the first tuna port in France. There is even a Nuit de la Sardine too!

– Anglet is home to some of the beast beaches in France and has some superb surfing conditions too. Each July (10-13th 2018) there is an international surf film festival which brings together amateurs and professionals to celebrate cinematographic achievements… all surfing related. Alternatively, if rugby’s your game, why not try beach rugby? The summer festival is held this year between 20th & 22nd July. 

These are our choices; why not tell us which festivals in the Pays Basque are your favourites?

Kiwi Construction delivers professional expertise, exceptional customer service and quality construction to all its’ clients covering the Biarritz, the Pays Basque and Landes departments. 

Contact:
Grant & Joeline Norris
+33 (0)5 58 55 35 22 / +33 (0)6 03 18 53 31
grant.norris@wanadoo.fr
https://www.kiwiconstruction.fr/ 

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