It’s hard to believe what this place was like before Loulou, and the marshy sand that stretched here until recently, when we are carried along the winding path between tamarisks, pistachio trees and lavender, in the generous landscape of the mythical beach of Pamplonne.
The path leads us to the vast terrace of the restaurant, sheltered in a green setting set back from the new dune, to overlook the sea, where the shade of the tamarisk trees is replaced by light sails that soften the sun and open the view to the sky.
The lively bar welcomes us behind its arcades and marks the corner of the fisherman’s hut, a humble architecture, focused on its reversible character, where the landscape and man have the leading role.
A jasmine arbour accompanies us towards the beach among the colors of terracotta, the colorful dresses of the store and the mixed scents of the garrigue.
The bet is won, and the objective of the municipality to give back to the beach its natural landscape is here surpassed, by the sensitive reconstruction of the landscape, the humility of the architecture, the simplicity of the furniture, but also the scents, the colors and the play of shadow and light… OA has created a landscape with architecture, a setting that winks at the past but projects itself into a sustainable future, and we are convinced that everyone will have forgotten that not long ago, there was nothing in this place…