The activities at L'Ermitage
we offer diverse range of activities and wellness care: massage, consultation in natural medicine, yoga classes and artistic workshops
At l’Ermitage and its surrounding areas, you have the wonderful opportunity to engage in various creative pursuits such as ceramics, watercolor painting, and basketry. Additionally, we offer expert-guided sessions on crafting natural cosmetics, allowing you to discover the joys of hands-on creativity. Unleash your imagination and relish the gratification of crafting unique pieces of art.
Beyond the realm of arts and crafts, our domain also offers an array of exciting games and sports for you to enjoy. Experience moments of fun and camaraderie as you partake in various activities, making your time with us truly unforgettable.
Indulge in a culinary adventure guided by our skilled Chef, who will introduce you to the art of preparing gourmet and innovative dishes. You’ll gain valuable insights and inspiration to impress your loved ones with delightful creations back at home.
In the South West of France, the tradition of good food runs deep, and we take great pride in sharing our passion for delectable cuisine. Join us in savoring the rich flavors and time-honored recipes that have been cherished for generations, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Wild and medical plants
Learn about the traditional and modern uses of various wild plants, gaining knowledge from experts who have a deep understanding of their medicinal properties. Delve into the ancient wisdom of herbal remedies and the science behind their efficacy in promoting health and well-being.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the plant kingdom, and come away with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of wild and medicinal plants, as well as their significance in supporting human health and ecological balance.
NATURAL COSMETIC WORKSHOP
Experience the art of crafting natural balms that harness the virtues of plants, tailored to meet the unique needs of your skin. Our expert-guided workshops will take you on a journey into the realm of botanical wonders, where you’ll learn to select the finest plant-based ingredients and create personalized balms.
Discover the joy of molding and shaping clay with your hands, learning the secrets of various pottery techniques such as wheel throwing, hand-building, and sculpting. With each session, you’ll gain confidence in your abilities and witness the evolution of your artistic expression.
Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience in working with clay, our classes are designed to cater to all skill levels, fostering a supportive and inspiring environment for every participant.
Stroll along the river and through the surrounding fields. Horses are saddled on-site. Join us for an unforgettable journey that combines the love for outdoor exploration with the thrill of discovering new horizons.
The activities around Hastingues
Bike rides along the river and around L’Ermitage.
CALM WATER FAMILY BOATING
Relish the serene and tranquil waters of the ‘Gave Oloron,’ where you can bask in the refreshing embrace of the river without any worries of overturning. Drift along peacefully, soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds you, and immerse yourself in the cool, rejuvenating waters.
With the assurance of a safe and stable experience, you can fully relax and embrace the gentle flow of the river. Whether you choose to leisurely float or gently paddle, the ‘Gave Oloron’ offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
So come, unwind, and let the calming waters carry you away to a place of utter tranquility and blissful relaxation. A perfect way to connect with nature and find solace amidst the serenity of the river’s embrace.
WHITE WATER RIVER DESCEND
Come and embark on this unforgettable river expedition, where excitement, relaxation, and exploration converge in perfect harmony. Create memories that will stay with you long after the journey ends, as you connect with nature’s wonders in this enchanting and adventurous escapade.
Have fun with the traditional games from the Basque cultural heritage.
- Lifting sacks with the strength of the arms as it used to be done to store the straw in the farms attics
- Anvils raising
- Corn cob races
- Skittle games
Dives, Slip ‘n Slide on a bodyboard, sitting in a tube, and even surfing!
- Floating obstacles
- Human catapult
- Stand Up Paddle
- A rowboat
- Giant paddle boards.To share with family and friends. Major laughter guaranteed
Stroll at the crossroads of the Basque and Béarnaise mountains and along the Gave on an electric cross scooter. The stroll ends with a tasting of gourmet local products such as wonderful kiwis.
Hurtle down the winding and ultra-technical slopes in the forest.
Ride your skate in the heart of nature on forest paths and along the Atlantic coast on an electric skateboard. Accessible to all, fresh air and thrills guaranteed.
Discover the region
The Landes, the Basque Country, and Béarn are known for their gastronomy and have wonderful products to offer. On nearby markets like Peyrehorade, you can taste traditional recipes such as garbure, piperade, sheep cheese, pastis landais, Basque cake, as well as good local wines.
Many restaurants are waiting to be discovered around L’Ermitage, and we will share our best recommendations with you.
The kiwi is an emblematic fruit of the region. A renowned grower will welcome you to his orchards for picking and introduce you to the best kiwi products, as well as apples, honey, and jams.
Around L’Ermitage, you can enjoy a wide variety of cultural activities. Many historical monuments and exhibitions are waiting to be discovered, such as Bidache Castle, visible from the cottage’s terrace, and the abbeys of Arthous and Sorde for enthusiasts of old stones and architecture.
From the estate, you can easily reach Biarritz, Hossegor, the beautiful village of La Bastide Clairence, and meet locals passionate about their region, who will offer unique experiences.
We can arrange visits to regional flavor artisans, such as a macaron factory, a beer brewer, and a chocolatier.
Many farms are to be visited around Hastingues, where you can participate in workshops and discover fun and common-sense ecological practices.
Sports & Wellness
The Landes region is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. The location of L’Ermitage serves as the starting point for beautiful walks. Nordic walking sticks are available at the cottage, perfect for your brisk walks.
The dike is also suitable for a bike ride, which you can rent, or even on horseback.
Not far from L’Ermitage, Lake Sames is a natural water park offering various activities: slides, water skiing, wakeboarding, and slacklining, as well as Lake Guiche with its restaurants, swimming areas, and slides. A few kilometers away, you can also enjoy the beaches and golf courses of the Landes and Basque coasts and go surfing. We will provide you with all the information before your arrival.
You can also visit the Salies de Béarn thermal baths, whose period architecture has been preserved, and discover the therapeutic virtues of their pools. Salies de Béarn salt is a rock salt with recognized properties for 150 years.
Half-day guided tours to discover the Crypte du Bayaa, the salt museum, and the town are available. A minibus will pick you up for a guided tour.