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Hotellerie La Petite Couronne
40700 Saint Cricq Chalosse
Number of Rooms: 10
Hotel Type: Hotel
Prices: from 87.00 EUR to 110.00 EUR
Active relaxation anyone? If you want to relax, see beautiful countryside and perhaps enjoy a number of activities, then may we suggest the lovely Hôtellerie La Petite Couronne, which opened its doors to the public in 2009.
This is a place that “targets guests who like active relaxation during their holidays”. First things first, the Petit Couronne is certainly very good at the relaxation part.
Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted with a glass of “Floc de Gascogne”, the main local drink, and the luggage is taken care for you. In short, service is focused purely to making a stay here as fantastic as possible.
It is situated in a very quiet location in the charming village of Saint Cricq Chalosse, a large wooden building that hints of modernity. Indeed, there’s definitely a hint of dutch design behind the pastel colours of the room and the neat and spotless furnishings. Well the charming couple who run the La Petite Couronne are Dutch, after all.
Rooms, all ten of them, are large and boast either a terrace or balcony which offer vistas of the Chalosse hills. As mentioned, design comes with a hint of Dutch. Neutral colours, modernity and no little sophistication.
Now for the activity part. If you are looking for a little action, the hilly Chalosse area offers plenty of opportunities and the hotel itself will be more than happy to help you on this score.
What type of activities? Too many to mention here but the beach and the mountains are less than an hour away. For a small taster we suggest having a look at the hotel board, whether you´re interest is in nature, culture, sports or gastronomy, there’s plenty to choose from.
Hotellerie La Petite Couronne Reviews
The design of your room is basically neutral, but the use of colour creates an authentic style.
While standing in front of the special sink designed by Marike® you can still enjoy the magnificent view. A large walk-in shower and a closed toilet complete the bathroom.
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Sports & Activities
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The Chalosse area is rich in cultural heritage. Within a stone´s throw from the hotel you can find the prehistoric museum 'Dame de Brassempouy'. On this spot a figurine from the prehistory was found; only 1,44 inch head of the Brassempouys Venus or “Dame de Brassempouy”. It is the oldest precise picture of a human face known in history. It is between 22,000 and 26,000 years old.
Also the Chateau d´Amou and Chateau de Gaujac, -both no more than 5 minute by car- are worth a visit. In Montfort-Chalosse is the Musée Chalosse, a museum where you can experience the former lifestyle in the Chalosse. Saint Sever is a beautiful medieval village. We should not forget to mention the many rural festivals taking place in spring until the late autumn.
Beside plenty of food and drinks, the “Villages en fête” are combined traditionally with the “Course Landaise”. This event looks like a Spanish bullfight, but instead of bulls, cows are used. It is a game between man and animal, whereas the animal is not killed.
If you are a sports lover you are definitely in the right place. We already mentioned the many walking routes. But you can also explore the area by bicycle. Do you think the Chalosse is too hilly? After a 45 minutes ride by car you can ride along the tracks of a former railway near the flat coast. Thanks to the mild climate in the Landes you can play golf all year.
Between the forests, over the hills or at the Atlantic coast. Perhaps even on Europe´s the oldest golf resort in Pau. The Landes is also the right place for ultra sports. Canoeing, hydro speed, surf, bodyboarding, quad driving ..... the Landes has it all!
Many products grow on home soil and are cultivated in the Chalosse, which enriches the areas´ gastronomy. A lot of restaurants, as well as the “Fermes Auberges”, serve local products. The area is especially renowned for its “Foie Gras”. For centuries this delicacy has been prepared here in the traditional way. This explains the high amount of duck farms and corn fields that mark the area. However, you will also find plantations of asparagus and kiwi in this part of France.
The inhabitants of the Landes department (Les Landais) like to enjoy ”the Good Life”. This means that they attach great importance to food, which of course usually goes with a drink. A special wine is made in the area, relatively unknown abroad: Vin de Tursan. Apart from this wine, Armagnac is produced in the heart of Gascogne since 1936. The 88 producers have their doors wide open for visitors and tastings.
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