Villa Arnaga, Cambo les Bains

(4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Built by playwright Edmond Rostand in the early 1900s, Villa Arnaga served as his family's home until his death in 1918. A museum since 1960, it showcases relics relating to Rostand's life and storied career, including the 1992 Caesar (the French equivalent of the Academy Award) that Gerard Depardieu won for his role in "Cyrano de Bergerac," based on the play of the same name by Rostand. Use our Cambo les Bains itinerary planner to add Villa Arnaga and other attractions to your Cambo les Bains vacation plans.
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  • Sublime home and garden. With traditional basque Home a superb garden and beautiful views of Mount Baigura. The Cyrano Caesar sits in the abode, many activities (theatre, music, fair to the plants...) Essential site of the visit of Cambo les Bains.
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  • Property of the famous author of Cyrano, that made built and decorated, who lived there with his family from 1906 until his death in 1918, the Villa Arnaga dominates the Valley which she took the name. In addition to the neo-basque style house to the asymmetrical roof, with floors beautifully half-timbered and corbelled, an Orangery, a former mill, stables, a former Barnyard and greenhouses, the whole being enclosed in a park punctuated warbling groves, lawns breakthroughs of jets of water ponds and gardens planted clumps of multicolored hydrangeas. The city of Cambo-les-Bains, co-owner of the field since 1961, installed the Rostand Museum created in 1958. With objects having belonged to the writer and playwright and his family are notable decorative elements due to the talent of painters Gaston Latouche, Hélène Dufau, Georges Delaw and Jean Veber, Raoul Verlet sculptor, and the ironworker Vian, all artists in fashion in the early 20th century. Admitted to the historical monument by Decree of March 24, 2014.
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  • Passing through for a few days in Biarritz, I went to visit the villa Arnaga combo. Place of work and also relaxation of Edmond Rostand and his family, I discovered the wonderful gardens with ponds and flower borders. And that tell of the Interior, the tour led us from room to room, all furnished in the footsteps of the Rostand family. I have wonderful memories of this visit.
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  • Very pretty really mini Versailles garden theme especially. I do the tour without guide and records for the history of the pieces are very well made. Nice discovery.
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  • The home of Edmond Rostand, emptied of almost all of its content is proposed to visit. An entry-level price prohibitive to visit walls and pictures of what the House contained before it is sold. Disappointing.
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  • Very nice house and beautiful garden. We understand the inspiration of edmond rostand in the same framework
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  • Almost living museum, necessarily inhabited by the Rostand because the House is built "to measure", with some pinches of outrageousness that give the reason. He fat ask to see the under the House, cellars and basement.
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  • Beautiful place, beautiful costumes and beautiful pieces good concervees.
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