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Built in the 12th century, the château of Arcangue (five minutes from Biarritz) became especially famous in the 20th century: it is here that the most famous crowned heads in the world and show-business personalities met for sumptuous parties. Unfortunately, at present, it is not open to the public. Near the château, Luis Mariano had a house built and stayed to relax here in between two operettas. Since 1970, the singer lies in the little cemetery next to the church and his fans –and there are many of them still- come to pray and leave flowers discreetly on his grave. In his honour, the sculptor Paul Belmondo created a bust which graced the village entrance. The posthumous work was stolen, never to be found again.
Biarritz-Bayonne-Bassussary-Arcangues: 15 km