Un "Petit Versailles" basque
The Villa Arnaga is situated to Cambo-les-Bains, in the heart of the Basque country in 15km of Bayonne and Biarritz. It is the fruit of the imagination of a big author and a poet, Edmond Rostand.
For the outside of the house, he is inspired by Basque traditional farms with white facade, red timber framings and roof in two uneven slopes. He treats the inside as a luxurious stage set.
Le musée Edmond Rostand
The route of the visit suggests going into the work of the author of Cyrano and the Eaglet and understanding this surprising character. The domain of Arnaga symbolizes both facets of the man. The greatness and the magnificence display in the French garden and in the reception halls. The modesty and the simplicity guess in the landscape garden and the rooms where he lived.
Photo Philippe Louzon
A place of animation and show
Every year, numerous demonstrations are organized in the Villa Arnaga: at night of museums, Meeting in Gardens, theatralized visits, Show of the Farmyard, the concerts, the conferences, the colloquiums...
Villa Arnaga - Musée Edmond Rostand