Château d'Arcangues In the village

Château d'Arcangues
The famous Château d’Arcangues was built in 1900 on a site of a former 17th-century building that was destroyed by a fire in 1636 during Spanish incursions from across the border.
 
The Duke of Wellington made the château his general headquarters in 1813, leaving his mark in a vast English-style hall and distinctly British architecture, with massive chimneys and superb galleries of finely carved wood. The spacious 18th-century salons are filled with paintings by past masters, and with period ornaments. Surrounded by gardens graced by centennial oak trees, the Château d’Arcangues preserves the heart and soul of its ancestral owners across the centuries, keeping its heritage intact.
 
The château lived through an era of glamour and luxury between 1920 and 1930. Pierre d’Arcangues, president of the local tourism committee and organiser of the Biarritz parties and events circuit, held numerous society evenings there for well-known guests such as Maurice Ravel, Jacques Thibaud, Francis Jammes, Sacha Guitry and François Mauriac.
 
You can visit the Chateau which will take you back to a time when great artists and philisophers spent time there..
 
The Museum of the Château d'Arcangues is open for visits from October 13th to Décember 31st 2014.
 
For more information :
Site : http://www.chateaudarcangues.com
Phone +335 59 43 04 88
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