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Dedicated to St. Peter, the Eglise Romane St Pierre is an old Roman church that exudes an archaic charm. The church's nave, its arches, the paintings and the intricate decor all make it a compelling visit for those who love to explore ancient architecture. Besides that, the Eglise Romane St Pierre also hosts concerts and gigs at times. If you are a music lover, do book a seat for one of the shows.
Located in the French town of Peyrehorade, Château de Montréal is a beautiful historic castle and an official historic monument of France. Dating back to the 16th Century, it has an enviable view of the Gaves Reunis as it is constructed right on the river banks.
Dating back to the 13th Century, the Château de Bellocq is an impressive castle with its seven stone towers, well preserved fortifications and beautiful riverside views. Constructed by Gaston VII Moncade de Béarn to establish a main river crossing over Gave de Pau, it served as a large garrison until the 17th when they fell into ruins after being burned down by Louis XIII. A designated historical monument, it is a popular attraction among history enthusiasts today.
Located in the beautiful French countryside, Château de Gaujacq is a 17th-century mansion featuring remarkable Italian Renaissance style of architecture. Built for a military lieutenant serving Louis XIV, the property consists of a large inner garden surrounded by well preserved gallery style apartments. Guided tours of the palace are available all year long and halls and the gardens can be rented out for function such as weddings, birthdays, parties, dinners etc. Apart from this, the chateau also hosts concerts, exhibitions and heritage days from time to time. For further details, check the official website.
Château Bellegarde is a splendorous castle nestled in the very heart of the commune of Rion-des-Landes in France. This old-world edifice is surrounded by well-maintained lawns and trees, and is a sight to behold. It was constructed circa 14th Century, and was once the place of residence of Jacques Maque, the then mayor of the town. Over the centuries, the château has been adapted for several purposes - from being a college to housing a leisure center. At present, it is being used as a government building.
The Eglise Saint Vincent sits snugly amidst houses in the historic town of Salies-de-Béarn. Believed to have been built in the 14th Century, the church entrance is elevated from the ground and has to be accessed using stairs. Although not very prominent in terms of architecture, the church tower is fairly tall and can be recognized from a distance. Do pay a visit to this historic church when in the town.
Château de Candale is a 16th-century castle located near the village of Doazit in the French countryside. Today it serves as a winery and produces some of the best red wines in the region.
Watch the wild reptiles hiss and crawl at the Reptilarium in Labenne. Several species of snakes are here for you to look at. This park has an interesting variety like pythons, tortoises, iguana and much more. Call ahead for the precise rates.
Many visitors like to come to pray in the abbey church whose motto is Ora et Labora (prayer and work). For decades, monks have been making and selling the ardi gasna (a cheese made from ewe's milk) following ancestral customs in this pastoral valley. They have since diversified to another activity: personalised rugs, i.e. decorated with a design chosen by the client. These rugs are true works of art, to lay on the floor or hang on the wall. Prices vary with size, selection of colours and intricacy of design. The orders, which have been completed but not yet dispatched, are exhibited in the church.
Only 6 minutes from Bayonne, this miniature World is a dream for both young and old: its railway tracks, circus, fun fair and the minuteness and quality of their animation are unique in Europe as they cover a mere (120m2). Allow at least an hour for the whole visit as there's so much detail to see (Those with a good sense of humour won't be disappointed!) Admission: adults 35F (EUR 5.3), children 25F (EUR 3.81)
Château de Castillon is a splendid country house situated in the commune of Arengosse in France. It was constructed in 18th Century in the unique Louis XIII architectural style by an architect named Gratien de Lherm. It has been classified as a 'monument historique' by the French Ministry of Culture, and is currently privately owned. The house has been used as a literary setting for a book written by the renowned French novelist and poet, Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier. This place is an absolute must-see!
Dating to the 15th Century, the Église Notre-Dame de Lit has stood tall through several battles and other turbulent times and is now regarded as one of the most beautiful structures, drawing several tourists to this little city today. The Gothic Revival architecture of the church has such intricate detailing that the visitors are often mesmerized. The stone facade and the large stained glass windows add to its charm and so does its ornate altar. Some of the original paintings and artwork adorning the back of the church are splendid and draw in several artists. Église Notre-Dame de Lit is a must visit to admire this grand structure as well as for the spiritual enlightenment it renders.