Arcangues

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Arcangues
TownArcangues
Insee code64038
Postcode64200
Latitude43.4365410
Longitude-1.5214460
AltitudeFrom 4 to 140 meters
Surface17.47 km²
Population3202 inhabitants
Density183 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townPau (at 121 km, 77 min)Bassussarry at 2.4 km (5 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-AtlantiquesArbonne at 4.4 km (9 min)
RegionAquitaineSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The name of the village of Arcangues, located a few kilometers from Biarritz, is known worldwide. Every year, visitors will stop and linger. Yet it is during this century that this little town has become what it is today. It is indeed, under the leadership of the Arcangues family, and the poet and novelist of talent that was the Marquis Pierre Arcangues it pleasant and picturesque village has turned into one of the top tourist spots Basque coast. Conceived and directed by the Marquis, throughout his life, this elegant and unusual set is fully restored with ancient materials. In the "theater of nature", behind the school, the painter Ramiro Arrue who filed his touch and made the frescoes that adorn it. Luis Mariano (1914-1970) came to live in Arcangues in 1961 and was one of the most illustrious citizens of the town. Visiting the cemetery, the amateur retain the beautiful and extensive collection of steles discoidal represented therein. These tombstones show many traditional symbols (crosses, solar patterns, vegetation ...) in the Basque Country and constitute in themselves a valuable record of its history. At the foot of the cemetery like no other, lies a beautiful panorama and it is nice weather you will have the opportunity to detail the different parts of the Basque Pyrenees.

How to get there:

5 km south of Biarritz (A 63)

Station Biarritz (5 km)

Airport: Biarritz (7 km)


SIGHTSEEING

  • It's about the church from the early 13th and having a more sumptuous carved galleries of the Basque Country that fit together the elements of what we might call "an ideal Basque village." The pediment stone faces on the terrace of a very typical hostel amidst towering tables shales. Every wall, every corner were composed by the greatest care of the Marquis Pierre Arcangues. Unearthed across the country, these stones and sculptures several centuries old have naturally integrated and seem to be there for their origin. Ironwork, small fountains, benches égaillent this place, moreover beautifully flowered in the spring. His "theater of nature" remains a single room festivals of its kind.
  • The cemetery is also absolutely worth visiting. Know that you can collect it at the tomb of Luis Mariano (1914/1970). The Amateur also retain the beautiful and extensive collection of steles discoidal. At the foot of the cemetery lies a magnificent panorama which you can detail the different parts of the Basque Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean close to a few kilometers.
  • Arcangues The castle is open to visitors in season from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Visit a workshop of Basque knife.
  • Activities:
  • The Basque Ball: Find and introduce yourself to a typical sport pink pediments village or attend parties to the championship Arcangues trinquet.
  • Golf: its 18-hole course unfolds in nature around the town and castle.
  • Hiking: Two walks from the village (topo comprehensive guide available at the tourist office).
Detailed information
Leisure centresGolf Course of Arcangues Makila

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • From April to October every Wednesday morning from 9am to 13pm: Traditional and crafts market on the square of the pediment.
  • The living traditions:
  • The Theatre provides a framework for village events such as garage sale May 1 or concerts parties Arcangues early June. During these five days of jubilation alternate ball games or rugby, musical entertainment and tasting of regional products at picnics or at the various restaurants.
  • Summer, the Arcangues castle opens its doors to visitors.
  • The last Tuesday of July and the first Tuesday in August, demonstrations of force instead of Basque fronton can discover ancestral games from rural activities and weekly sessions allow discoveries to learn about the Basque pelota.
  • Finally in October, place Mutxikoak a day with different Basque dances.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • The beaches of the Basque coast a few kilometers, Biarritz, Anglet, Bidart
  • Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the cornice
  • The villages of Sare and Aïnhoa
  • The valley of the Nive
  • Spain (18 km) and its cider
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Traditional Turkish bathWellbeing19 €Biarritz (3 km)
Visit the Couteliers BasquesCraftFreeBidart (5 km)
Relaxation and reflexology massageWellbeingFrom 30 € to 75 €Biarritz (5.6 km)
Quad trek in the Basque mountainsSports sensations85 €Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (9.2 km)
Quad ride in the Basque mountainsSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 160 €Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (9.3 km)

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WEATHER

Friday 28 November
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Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 29 November
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Min. 7°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 30 November
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Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantArosta   NEW
Biarritz
BISTRO BASQUE - Complete renovation and new format for AROSTA restaurant, this fine Biarritz. In a farm of the XVII century typical Basque cuisine simple and tasty chef, a typical Basque...
Located 2.4 km from Arcangues30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantChâteau de Brindos  
9.2
Anglet
The Château de Brindos invites you to share the sweetness of life in the Basque Country and every moment is a discovery. Let yourself be charmed by the magic of the place, you bask...
Located 3.1 km from Arcangues54 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge Geltokia  
8.2
Biarritz
Located on the edge of Biarritz, Auberge Geltokia invites you to his table. You will be seduced by the charm and tranquility of the place, the heat that emanates evokes the interior...
Located 3.4 km from Arcangues22 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsIparra  
Arcangues
At the heart of the Basque Country, 2 steps from the beaches, golf courses, spa Biarritz and a few kilometers from Spain, a Basque residence awaits you with comfortable rooms where...
Located in ArcanguesFrom 95 € to 125 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsChambres d'hotes ' lorée du lac'    
9.5
Biarritz
In Biarritz, guest houses near the ocean, Spain and the Pyrenees. Three themed rooms decorated with care, bed 160/200, air conditioning, flat screen TV, wifi. Choose your atmosphere:...
Located 3.6 km from ArcanguesFrom 85 € to 120 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsAnnette rocafort    
9.6
Anglet
A warm welcome awaits guests in Annette's home, situated in a quiet residential area of Anglet, where you will enjoy the calm of the garden, after a day's sight-seeing in the Pays Basque....
Located 6.4 km from Arcangues68 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 2 personsMaison à côté mendi-bichta  
9.8
Bidart
- We offer a small house for two people 2 km from the ocean classified 4 * in the county tourist office, 50 m² on two levels. : Kitchen equipped with all the small and large appliances....
Located 4.1 km from ArcanguesFrom 400 € to 650 € per week 
House for 4 personsLes gîtes d'Arbolateia
Bidart
In Bidart, between Biarritz and St Jean de Luz, 2 minutes from the beaches and golf ilbarritz we offer 2 cottages: Our crampotte for 4 people. (Fisherman shack wood) and our ecological...
Located 4.3 km from ArcanguesFrom 700 € to 1500 € per week 
House for 6 personsAtalaya
Ustaritz
Beautiful contemporary home with 3 large bedrooms 2 bathrooms sleeps 6 people near possibility ocean and mountain pool and wooded area. Exceptional views of mountains and beaches biarritz...
Located 5.2 km from Arcangues1200 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
30 places over 1,5 haCamping manex    
8.7
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
30 location terraces offer stunning views of the Basque mountains. A paradise of fresh air, tranquility, and nature, the authenticity of the Basque Country. Relax, get away, break away...
Located 8.5 km from ArcanguesFrom 9.90 € to 13 € per day 
203 places over 8 haSunêlia Col d'Ibardin    
10
Urrugne
Lovely family campsite at the heart of the Basque country. Possibility to hire pitch, lodge tents, mobile homes and chalets. Beautiful site with its oaks park with. All facilities on...
Located 17.5 km from ArcanguesFrom 15 € to 29 € per day 

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HOTELS

Pierre & Vacances Les Terrasses d 'Arcangues - Hotel in ArcanguesPierre & Vacances Les Terrasses d 'Arcangues     
7.8
Arcangues
Overlooking the Arcangues golf course, the neo-Basque style residence is made up of 2 groups of buildings which are arranged in semi-circles around either the swimming pool or a garden....
Located in Arcangues
Relais du Silence Hôtel Laminak - Hotel in ArcanguesRelais du Silence Hôtel Laminak     
8.9
Arbonne
Located in Arbonne at the foot of the mountains, Hôtel Laminak is set in a typical Basque Country house and offers a garden with an outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi access in available...
Located 2.4 km from ArcanguesRoom from 67 €
Château du Clair de Lune - Hotel in ArcanguesChâteau du Clair de Lune     
8.6
Biarritz
Chateau Du Clair De Lune is in a 19th-century manor house located 5 km from the centre of Biarritz. Free Wi-Fi is available. The rooms are split between the manor house and the hunting...
Located 2.5 km from ArcanguesRoom from 71 €

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All Suites Appart Hôtel Pau
Ten minutes from Pau city centre and a 15-minute walk from Domaniale Forest, lies the All Suites Appart with its contemporary suites and studios featuring...
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Le Grand Large
This hotel is situated in the centre of Biarritz, 200 metres from the old harbour and 400 metres from the beach. This hotel...
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