A quick drive (give or take 7 minutes) from Seignosse Villa and one finds themselves in the Hossegor Centre Ville (“Village center” for those who are not aren’t super caught up with the French lingo). This village is quite different from the ones we’ve seen further inland which are laid with cobblestones and filled with quaint patisseries and boulangeries.
Hossegor is a typical beach town. One of the most renowned surf spots in the world, the town is not short of surf shops, surf schools, and surf brand retailers like Billabong or Quicksilver. The village center has this and more.The village center is where one Wanders around the boutiques admiring the delicate clothes and wide variety of bikinis and swimwear. The prices are reasonable and create the perfect opportunity to make a long-term investment in some beachwear.
If you get a bit peckish (which tends to be a constant in most families), head into one of the restaurants and cafes for some chipirons (this is grilled squid which is a delicacy of the area) and un verre de vin blanc sec (a glass of dry white wine because… why not?).
Before heading home, pop into one of the nearest patisserie or ice-cream shops for a couple scoops of glace [this is French for ‘ice-cream’.]. When in France, please do yourself a favor and sample the chocolate ice-cream in literally ANY region. Ninety-nine percent of the time, it will be to die for. Don’t confuse glace with verre. The latter means ‘glass’ and remembering this will just save a lot of confusion.