Villes et Villages

FEW TIPICAL TOWNS & VILLAGES IN BASQUE COAST

AINHOA
AINHOA :
This is the kind of ” street Country.” Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, half-timbered houses and overhanging the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries line the main street leading to the border crossing Dancharria.
This street, once the pilgrims of St. Jacques de Compostela the borrowed

ANGLET

ANGLET :
His name appears in the official records of the eleventh century. She lived in the shadow of these two powerful neighbors, Bayonne and Biarritz. Anglet recently developed with the construction of residential complexes and areas of business. This results in a constant extension population in recent 20 years. Anglet is primarily an urban widely provided with green space. The magnificent forest of Chiberta , located close from the sea with a golf course built under the pines toggles sport ballad.
Along the coast beaches evocative name : horsemen, pirates, guest love; interspersed dam are monitored during all the summer season for the perfect peace lovers of water and waves.
The most beautiful Anglet legends has it that in the famous cave chamber of love, two lovers, drown, surprised by the waves amounts. It is not reached by the waters today.

ARBONNE

ARBONNE :
Agricultural village but also the residential outskirts of Biarritz, Arbonne saw born in 1898 who was to become the ” Bounding Basque ” Jean Borotra : The saga of the musketeers is more to tell as it marked the history of tennis and the Davis Cup. Church labourdin type with carved balusters to galleries, and cemetery headstones to discoid, mark the identity of the village.

ARCANGUES
ARCANGUES :
Slightly off the east coast Arcangues a picture postcard village, with garden or cemetery sits Luis Mariano, who died in 1970 and whose tomb remains flowers throughout the year. Beautiful church to visit at the door of the famous golf.

BAYONNE

BAYONNE :
At the confluence of the Basque Nive and Adour Biscay, the origin of the town dates back to Roman times. City of history, Bayonne kept magnificent monuments ( city walls, cathedral, castles, detours streets of smiling with a friendly atmosphere announcement nearby Spain. Famous for its famous ham, Bayonne is also known for its salt its chocolate and … the famous bayonet ! the art of living is the key philosophy of Bayonne.
Bayonne is a festive town with its famous ” Bayonne festival ” in late July.

BIARRITZ

BIARRITZ :
The most famous resort on the Basque coast. Originally, simple fishing village, the city biarrot made ​​history in the twelfth century with whaling. In the nineteenth century, the Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugénie de Montijo built ” Villa Eugénie ” now the Hotel du Palais. Since Biarritz are countless royals and people who came and still come to enjoy its charm, its ideal microclimate for holidays throughout the year.

BIDARTBIDART :
Of the seven monitored Bidart, all water sports and games beaches. The Chapel of the madeleine, known sailors, is surrounded by a cemetery where were buried the sailors at the time of whaling. In the evening, the top of a promontory, the sunsets are magnificent.

CAMBO LES BAINS

CAMBO LES BAINS :
Deemed to facilitate rest cures by virtue of its waters, is now in the big leagues, the ” spa chain sun.”
Edmond Rostand the author of Cyrano de Bergerac and the eaglet, came to Cambo for treatment, where he built the magnificent and famous villa ” Arnaga.”

CIBOURE

CIBOURE :
Adjacent to St Jean de Luz, Ciboure lives mainly from fishing. Fort Socoa guard the harbor entrance it was used to protect Spanish invasions.
The famous character of the city is Maurice Ravel, he was one of the greatest contemporary composers.

ESPELETTE
ESPELETTE :
From a very characteristic stamp, Espelette is primarily the home of chilli. In the fall the front of the houses of the famous ornaments strings of small red chili peppers. A great feast to be spent on this occasion.
The pottok, renowned for its small equine resistance is historically attached to the village of Espelette.

GUETHARY

GUETHARY :
Former district Bidart, Guéthary was a whaling port before becoming today a small sea resort.

FONTARRABIE

FONTARRABIE (HONDARABIA) :
Just across the border, on the estuary of the Bidassoa, this Spanish village is an ancient Roman port named ” oiaso.” The old quarter of Hondarribia in the blast remains a marvel. In the evening, do not forget to visit the ‘Paseo ‘ this great procession of bars bodegas.

HENDAYEHENDAYE :
The city is situated at the meeting point of the sea, mountains and Spain, along the Bidossa. Hendaye has always had a host city : once for pilgrims to Compostela, then for famous figures like Louis XIV, or Churchill :
Hendaye is the only sailing resort on the Basque coast, with the beach, gently sloping, with no danger to swimmers and Bay Chingudi.

LARESSORE

LARRESSORE :
The borders of Labourd and low Navarre, Laressore became the capital of the manufacture of ” makhila.” This handcrafted instrument has always been the subject of great pride in Basque villages.

SAINT ETIENE DE BAIGORRY

SAINT ETIENE DE BAIGORRY :
Baïgorry as it is called here, is surrounded by vineyards Irouleguy. They produce only wine appellation of origin controlled the Basque country. As shown many noble houses, the architecture is very rich, the imposing main pediment date of the last half century.

SAINT JEAN DE LUZ
SAINT JEAN DE LUZ :
Like its neighbor Ciboure, at the mouth of the bubble, ST JEAN DE LUZ is built around one of the most beautiful bays of the coast basque.la fishing has always been the main activity of the city. Saint Jean de Luz retains very important memories of the Sun King marriage with the Infanta of Spain: Maison Louis XIV, The house of the Infanta , St. John Baptist Church.

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