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Mini Versailles in Basque Countryside

Stunning Gardens in a beautiful setting, very well laid out and for english well unformed with... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Roger B
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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Villa Arnaga is the house and elaborate gardens formerly belonging to author Edmond Rostand who... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
Carl_CC_Rider
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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The author of Cyrano de Bergerac created a sumptuous theatrical decor for his dream home. The charming French and English gardens delight the visitor with their romantic walks. A veritable «poem in stone and vegetation», the Villa Arnaga has to be...more
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Route du Docteur Camino, 64250 Cambo les Bains, France
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Stunning Gardens in a beautiful setting, very well laid out and for english well unformed with translations if required. House well laid out and very unusual full of History of the famous poet and playwright.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roger B
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Villa Arnaga is the house and elaborate gardens formerly belonging to author Edmond Rostand who wrote Cyrano De Bergerac. It is a self-guided attraction where you can go throughout the house and grounds. The house is set up to display just how people lived during...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Carl_CC_Rider
Reviewed September 27, 2017

I was struck by the beauty and charm of the French garden. The house is set in a lovely environment and is full of interesting snippets on the Rostand family and their contribution to French Lit. The best bit for me were the wall paintings...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

A real cultural treasure inland from Biarritz. The beautiful ornamental gardens lead up to a spectacular house built and lived in in Basque style by the playwright Edmond Rostand of Cyrano de Bergerac fame amongst many fine plays. Views from the house are remarkable looking...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

What I particularly liked was the absence of signs saying "Do not touch". Visitors are treated like intelligent adults and allowed a good amount of free access to what has been a lovely family home and an interesting garden with modern touches. A couple of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Utterly delight villa with some English style and formal French gardens. Lovely house full of interesting memorabilia of Edmond Rostand (wrote the play Cyrano de Bergerac). God explanatory information sheets in English

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 24, 2016

Edmond Rostand created this mansion. He wrote "Cyrano de Bergerac" and he was very rich. If you want to know more, the villa will give you some more detail, in particular on his later work "Chantecler", but it does not give you a feeling of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

A trip to Cambo les Bains was our Plan B, but the visit to this Villa was the big attraction and it did not disappoint. Either the house or the gardens would be worth the entrance fee - both are a bargain, and a splendid...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Strollerman
Reviewed June 24, 2016

A formal garden with spectacular views of the mountains in the distance The house was very interesting for the architecture , particularly the stained glass and it offered a cool place from which to view the gardens. If you have an interest in Cyrano de...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank janet M
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

On the way back from St Jean Pied de Port and dropped in. Spectacular gardens and fascinating house to view. Very amusing insight into author and house architect. It's well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2016
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