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Arcangues - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

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)

Geographical information

Latitude43.4365410 (N 43° 26’ 12”)
Longitude-1.5214460 (W 1° 31’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 4m to 140m
Surface area17.47 km²
Population3225 inhabitants
Density184 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePau (121 km, 1h17)
Insee code64038
IntercommunalityCC Errobi

Nearest cities & towns

Bassussarry2.4 km (5 min)
Arbonne4.4 km (9 min)
Bidart7.6 km (14 min)
Anglet8.2 km (12 min)
Biarritz9.6 km (17 min)
Bayonne9.7 km (15 min)
Guéthary10.4 km (18 min)
Ahetze10.8 km (14 min)
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle11 km (13 min)
Saint-Pierre-d'Irube13.5 km (15 min)
Ustaritz13.6 km (15 min)
Boucau13.8 km (22 min)
Larressore16 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities


Bourg - Arcangues
Bourg - Arcangues
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Mairie - Arcangues
Mairie - Arcangues
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Castle Arcangues
Castle Arcangues
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Fronton - Arcangues
Fronton - Arcangues
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Nature Theatre - Arcangues
Nature Theatre - Arcangues
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Golf - Arcangues
Golf - Arcangues
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Arcangues Peplum Force
Arcangues Peplum Force
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Basque Dancers in Arcangues
Basque Dancers in Arcangues
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Sunday 2 august
Min. 13°C - Max. 31°C
Monday 3 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 30°C
Tuesday 4 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Relaxation and reflexology massage
Well-being30 € to 75 € Biarritz (5.6 km)
Rally driving on a circuit
Sports sensations15 € to 150 € Villefranque (5.8 km)
French and surfing lessons
Culture and education820 € Anglet (6.8 km)
Quad ride in the Basque mountains
Sports sensations50 € to 160 € Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (9.3 km)
Paramotor flight over the Basque coast
Sports sensations95 € to 195 € Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (10.8 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of Orx Marsh
HikeEasy2h30Orx (22 km)
La Bidouze educational trail
HikeEasy3h00Guiche (27 km)
Tour of Occostey with a donkey
HikeEasy3h00Irouléguy (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals