The name of the small village of Arcangues, located a few miles from Biarritz, is known worldwide. Each year, visitors stop there and linger there. Yet during this century that this small town has become what it is today. In fact, under the leadership of the family Arcangues, and poet and novelist of talent that was the Marquis Pierre Arcangues of this pleasant and picturesque village has become a tourist attractions of the Basque Coast. Conceived and directed by the Marquis, throughout his life, this elegant and unusual set is completely restored with old materials. In the "theater of nature" behind the school, the artist Ramiro Arrue who filed his touch and made the frescoes that adorn it. Luis Mariano (1914-1970) came to settle Arcangues in 1961 and was one of the most illustrious citizens of the town. By visiting the cemetery, the amateur will choose the most beautiful and complete collection of steles discoidal represented therein. These tombstones resume many traditional symbols (crosses, grounds solar plant?) In Basque Country and are in themselves a precious witness of history. At the foot of the cemetery really unlike any other, lies a beautiful panorama and it is high time you'll have time to detail the different parts of the Basque Pyrenees.
5 km south of Biarritz (63)
Train: Biarritz (5 km)
Airport: Biarritz (7 km)
It was around the church dating from the early 13th and with one of the most sumptuous galleries carved the Basque Country that fit together elements of what might be called "ideal village basque. The stone front facing the terrace of a very typical hostel, surrounded by towering shale tables. Every wall, every corner were composed by the greatest care of Arcangues Pierre Marquis. Unearthed throughout the country, these stones and sculptures several centuries old are naturally integrated and seem to be there for their origin. Ironwork, small fountains, benches égaillent here, moreover, beautifully flowered in the spring. His "theater of nature" is a hall unique.
The cemetery is also keen to visit. Know that you can gather at the tomb of Luis Mariano (1914 / 1970). The amateur is also retaining the beautiful and comprehensive 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.
Castle Arcangues is open to visitors in season from Tuesday to Sunday.
Visit a workshop producing basque knife.
The basque pelota: Learn about and try your hand at this sport on a typical pediments pink village or attend the championship games of the trinquet Arcangues.
Golf: the 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).
From April to October every Wednesday morning from 9am to 13pm: Traditional market and crafts on the square of the pediment.
The Theater provides a framework for village events such as garage sale May 1 or concerts celebrations Arcangues early June During these five days of jubilation alternating games or rugby ball, the musical entertainment and tasting of regional products in rural or meals in different restaurants.
Summer, Castle Arcangues opens its doors to visitors.
The last Tuesday of July and the first Tuesday in August, demonstrations of force basque place on the pediment are identifying aboriginal games from rural activities and weekly sessions discoveries can learn about basque pelota.
Finally in October, are held Mutxikoak a day with different Basque dances.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
The beaches of the Basque coast a few kilometers, Biarritz, Anglet, Bidart