La Bastide Marie-Louise 

Sabres, Landes, SW France


French Country Living

Tucked into the heart of the largest forest in Europe, gay owned French guesthouse La Bastide Marie-Louise is an idyllic escape. Filled with antique charm, the house offers mod cons while retaining its historical charm. With so many easy day trips, ranging from outdoorsy hikes and canoeing, to luxe spa days and gastro tourism, you’ll want to stay forever.

The Location

In the Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park, Europe’s largest forest, and while remote enough for a secluded getaway, the house is well connected to explore this region. The popular beaches of Mimizan and La Laguna are both a 45 minute drive away. Spa fanatics rejoice! Thermal tourism is huge around Landes, and one of the best – Saint-Paul-les-Dax, is an hour away.

For nature lovers, the beautiful Hutchet river is an hour’s drive and offers a perfect place for canoeing. The seaside resort town of Arcachon, famous for its oyster harvest, is a 50 minute drive, while famous wine heavyweight Bordeaux is also 50 minutes away.

If arriving by air, the Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is just over an hour away.

  • Jean-Francois breakfasts are raved about and will provide the ultimate start to your day. Fresh local fruit, expertly prepared omelettes and loads more. Lovely
  • There’s also the opportunity to have evening meals two or three times a week, so request details when you book
  • All four guest rooms have fantastic park views which lend a very tranquil atmosphere to your stay. Let the woodland birds be your alarm clock here
  • If you’d like to take your pursuit of relaxation even further, a massage room is available on request
  • The large heated pool is a welcome treat and a wonderful place to take in the lovely natural surroundings
  • The proximity to numerous sights and activities both rugged and luxe means there’s something for everyone in the area
  • Reading room, salon and dining room, all of which have French windows opening on to the garden
  • There a majestic open fireplaces throughout the house, making winter evenings a treat
  • Beautiful gardens and terraces, green views in every direction, plus a heated pool
  • Each bedroom is ensuite and includes hair dyers, fridges and there’s Wifi throughout
  • All bathrooms are new and feature high quality fixtures and great showers
  • Massage room available on request

After many years living in Spain Jean-Francois and Luc choose to move on to France and opened the beautiful Bastide Marie-Louise in spring 2017. Jean-Francois’s easy charm and great hosting skills add to the joy of staying here.

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La Bastide Marie-Louise 

Sabres, Landes, SW France


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    La Bastide Marie-Louise 

    Sabres, Landes, SW France


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