Just a fantastic place to stay. A reconstructed French farmhouse in an old village. Jon, the owner has done a superb job of the reconstruction as attested to by many others. Valerie, who cooks and cleans when Jon is not available cooked a classic 4 course French meal for us the first night. Delicious, far too much and not outrageous at 28 Euro each including the wine. We were in the South American room and the whole experience was superb. Rooms are around 95 Euros for a double including breakfast and excellent value. My brother and his daughter and girlfriend were with us and we had the place to ourselves.
Jon is well known in the area and knows many good places to eat, both locally and as far away as San Sebastian and Bayonne.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Maison de la Fontaine, is a lovingly restored 17th Century Béarnaise "Maison de Maitre" set in the small village of Araux 5km west of the historic “bastide” town of Navarrenx. Lying in the heart of Béarn des Gaves in the department of Pyrenees Atlantiques in SW France, we are 60 minutes inland from the Biarritz and Bayonne, 45 minutes west from Pau and 60 minutes north of the Pyrenees mountains and the Spanish border ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maison De La Fontaine France/Araux