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)
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.
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).
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