Hosten and the Domaine des Lacs d’Hostens is located at the heart of the Landes de Gascogne forest (50 km south of Bordeaux), which covers a big part of the southwestern part of the Gironde departement.
The domain consists of five different lakes with plenty of water activities as well as hiking trails, mountain bike trails, and more. Hostens offers some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the region so if you feel like spending a day in nature, this is the place to go.
There are three trails in the Domain of Hostens, starting from Bousquey: 8, 11 et 16 km long so there is something for both fit walkers and people who just want to enjoy a relatively short walk in nature.
Hostens is also home to one of the most beautiful beaches in Gironde located on the shores of another lake, the Lac de Lamothe.
Hostens and Lac de Lamothe on the map
Text and photo by Ira Szmuk