Visit Arbonne, a typical village in the heart of the Basque Country

Arbonne is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. It is situated only five kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean coast, on the edge of the tourist towns of Biarritz, Arcangues and Bidart.

Full of charm, this town on the edge of the Pyrenees reveals an original architecture, and above all ancient traditions such as the development of funerary art over the centuries, which is not lacking in interest.

Today, Arbonne has become a dormitory town close to the major tourist sites of the region as well as numerous golf courses, but it has nevertheless had a fascinating and rich history, particularly around the Middle Ages and the French Revolution, and has also developed an interesting heritage for lovers of old stones.

For your holidays on the Basque coast, immerse yourself in Basque culture by choosing to stay in a hotel in Arbonne or nearby, Arcangues and Bidart are less than 2 kilometres from the hotel. The Laminak is a hotel in Arbonne ideally located to discover both the most beautiful seaside resorts of the coast and the pearls of the hinterland. Our hotel in the Basque Country offers you a charming establishment with a heated swimming pool and a garden with trees near Arbonne, less than 1 km from the centre of the Labourdin village.

Golf d’Arcangues

Playing Golf in Arbonne

Is the distance between your hotel and the golf course keeping you from playing golf? Whether you’re looking to putt in your spare time or just enjoy yourself on the fairway, Arbonne is the perfect place to get your fill of golf and par 4s.

Our hotel in the Basque Country is ideally located with 8 golf courses within a radius of less than 15 km, some of which offer courses with direct views of the ocean, or the Pyrenees mountains. At Laminak we offer a range of golf packages including breakfast, green fee, picnic, dinner or a thalasso break.

The Basque Country is ‘dotted’ with stunning golf courses in the heart of Biarritz or by the sea. We like to think that we have put together the best golf packages in Biarritz and we are sure you will agree. There is no better time to plan a golf holiday at the Laminak Biarritz Arbonne, and the fun doesn’t stop when you book one of our golf breaks.

When you decide you’ve played enough golf, Arbonne is waiting for you! Arbonne offers a wealth of things to do and enjoy. Looking for more information about Arbonne?

Arbonne et son église

Visit the village of Arbonne in the Basque Country and its historical monuments

By staying in our hotel in Arbonne, you will be able to discover one of the most typical Basque villages of Labourd. Bordering Bidart, Arcangues and Biarritz, Arbonne is a traditional village of the region which has developed around its church, which is a listed monument, and its pelota court, where Basque pelota games are regularly played.

The originality of the village of Arbonne lies in the fact that it is a traditional Basque village that has developed around its church and its pediment and that it still has its benoiterie, the former secular guardhouse of the church and the cemetery, intact. Today it houses exhibitions on the history of the village and Basque culture.

You can also admire interesting examples of Basque funerary art, as the Arbonne cemetery has one of the richest collections of discoidal steles in the Basque Country.

Arbonne

Visit Arbonne, a village of character in the heart of an exceptional region

The Basque Country is a very attractive region in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. A walk along the coastal path, which links Bidart to Hendaye, allows you to appreciate the fascinating panoramas between the sea and the cliffs; similarly, the Virgin Rock in Biarritz offers a beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding landscape…

The proximity of the mountain and the Rhûne peak with its little train is another strong point. In Arbonne, visitors are particularly impressed in winter by the contrast between the blue of the ocean and the white of the Pyrenean peaks. Take advantage of your holidays in Arbonne to enjoy the landscapes between the sea and the mountains with your family.

In the Basque Country, holidaymakers can enjoy various outdoor activities such as hiking or cycling. The area is also renowned for the beautiful sandy or rocky beaches that dot its coastline. Several water activities are available to holidaymakers on these beaches, such as surfing, sailing, diving, bodyboarding or stand-up paddling.

Vue de la rue principale de Arbonne
Le coeur de l'église de Arbonne

Where to eat in Arbonne

Located in the centre of the village of Arbonne, on the Place du Fronton, La Cidrerie du Fronton welcomes you in a large, friendly and welcoming space. This very famous restaurant in Arbonne is a meeting place for the inhabitants of the Basque coast and cider lovers. It offers authentic and traditional Basque specialities.

Don’t miss the “Cidrerie” formula with cod omelette, beef rib, vegetables, salad, local cheese, apple paste and walnuts, and of course unlimited cider.

Good to know: When someone shouts “Txotx!” in the room, everyone gathers with their glass around the barrel, taking turns to catch the 2-4 ounce pour of cider, then gathers to clap before drinking the cider in unison. Txotx (pronounced “choach”) is a Spanish cider barrel, a call to action and a toast. The cider is not carbonated, so when it comes out of the barrel, the angle and force is enough that catching the cider in your glass physically adds the desired effervescence to the drink.

Arbonne le Fronton

Arbonne and the Basque Country, a festival of activities for your holidays by the sea

In summer, don’t miss the patron saint’s day in Saint-Laurent, which is an opportunity to enjoy four days of festivities. The Basque cake festival honours local gastronomy through an amateur competition and numerous activities.

If you choose to book a room in a hotel in Arbonne for your next holiday, near Biarritz, Arcangues, Bidart and Guéthary, you will be able to immerse yourself in Basque culture through numerous local festivities dedicated to the transmission and perpetuation of regional folklore: demonstrations of Basque strength, wheat threshing, improvisation matches and patronal celebrations regularly enliven the village.

Where to surf in Arbonne at a glance

On the coast, halfway between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, 5 kilometres from Arbonne, discover one of the jewels of the Basque Country. With its typical Basque-style houses, the magnificent Pyrenees as a backdrop and its superb surfing beaches, you will quickly be won over.

Bidart also has excellent surfing spots that operate all year round. The coastline is made up of rocky coves, each with their own characteristics, so there is a good variety of waves nearby. There is something for everyone, from beginners to advanced surfers, from gentle waves for longboarders to punchy reef breaks for shortboarders.

Hotel au pays basque

Public transport in Arbonne

During the summer season, get to the beaches of Bidart (journey time 18 minutes)

  • With the line 54 Chronobus from Monday to Sunday from June 29th to August 30th 2020 with 24 return trips per day from 9.45am to 9.13pm.

Departure from the centre of Arbonne, Lore Landa stop (400m from the hotel).

To reach the village of Arbonne:

  • GPS 43°25’37.4” N / 1° 32’55.5” W
    (43,42705489999 / 1,548748700)
  • Do not indicate the name of the street, only “Arbonne”.

How to reach Arbonne in the heart of the Basque Country

Located 5 km from Biarritz, you can reach :
> By train: Biarritz station at 4 km
> By plane: Biarritz airport 5 km away.
> By road: Coming from the North or South: by the A63 motorway, exit 4 (Biarritz la Négresse).
– Leave the motorway, turn right towards Bayonne/Biarritz then turn right before the bridge, towards Arbonne/St Pée-sur-Nivelle.
– At the roundabout, take the first right (D255) towards Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle/Arbonne.
– Continue for about 4 km to the village of Arbonne.

Stay in Arbonne in the heart of the Atlantic Pyrenees

  • 3 minutes from Biarritz train station
  • 5 minutes from Biarritz airport
  • 5 minutes from the beaches of Bidart
  • 5 minutes from the Arcangues golf course
  • 5 minutes from the beaches of Guéthary
  • 10 minutes from Ilbarritz golf course
  • 10 minutes from the centre of Biarritz (5km)
  • 15 minutes from Saint Jean de Luz
  • 20 minutes from Spain
  • 25 minutes from Espelette Village