The house 'Casa Louis':
Your holiday house 'Casa Louis' is off the small town of Labatut in the country. It is designed for 4 people and has an American kitchen, two bedrooms (double bed and two single beds), bathroom with shower / tub and toilet and a separate toilet and a covered and an open terrace. The kitchen is equipped with everything necessary. Each comes with a dishwasher, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, a microwave and a TV with international channels and DVD use. Towels and linen are inclusive and are changed by us once a week.
The few steps away from the house pool with hot-cold shower is five times ten feet tall and 1. 75 meters deep and is treated with salt instead of chlorine. The pool is umpflanzt with bushes and shrubs and is situated on an acre of land, which is fenced by trees. Planted is the terrain with fruit trees (peach, apple and pear) and also offers large lawns.
50 meters from the guest house is the house of your hosts, a 400 year old farm.
At the guesthouse two cars can be parked. Pets only by appointment.
The 'Casa Louis' is reached by a 100-meter-long dirt road that dissipates from the Route du Boscq, from which one can look far beyond a typical French farmland to the Pyrenees, which are about 40 kilometers away. Just as the Atlantic, the beaches of the Cote Basque can be reached in a forty-five minutes. Even Europe's Capital of Culture this year, San Sebastian is only about 90 kilometers away from the house.
Shops, supermarkets, bakeries and butchers are in close vicinity abundant. Likewise, there are weekly farmers' markets in neighboring towns Pouillon, Peyrehorade, Dax and Orthez instead. One attraction are the flea markets in the region. For more sophisticated shopping you go to Biarritz, Bayonne, Hossegor or Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where the culinary specialties of the region - can get in the market halls there or at the butchers - Rilette, Paté and fed with corn poultry. The famous BREBIS cheese you can buy in the Pyrenees directly from the manufacturer. Sharp allspice and spices in all variations are offered, among others in Espelette.
The Cote Basque, with its pine forests, long, wide beaches one of the most attractive tourist regions in France. Not nearly as crowded as the Cote d'Azur it retains much of its original such as small fishing villages as well as exclusive seaside resorts that have hardly changed for over a hundred years like Biarritz. Here, for example, there are 700 villas and guest houses, which in the time of Napoleon III. were built, listed building. Above all, the Grand Hotel, which the emperor had for himself and his wife Eugenie built as a summer residence by dm downfall of royalism as a hotel famous guests like Bismarck and representatives of the Russian nobility, Orson Welles, Ava Gardner, Hemingway, Cocteau and Picasso, among others housed. In the 50s, here came the German and living in Hollywood screenwriter Peter Viertel one with a surfboard in the luggage and went surfing on the Cote Basque popular. Also known was the Cote Basque by thalasso treatments that are now offered in many spa resorts. However, the number one sporting activity is golf: More than a dozen courses are established on the Cote Basque between Bayonne and the Spanish border - some even in the high plateaus directly on the coast overlooking the sea.
The Basque country with its unique mountain, graze freely in the sheep, horse and cattle herds, one kilometer from your house begins located on the Gave de Pau. To the mythical mountains of the Tour de France, with its spectacular climbs, the Thourmalet, the Somport and Aspin, there are one or two hours drive away. This area is ideal for cycling outright, as some of our guests told us already excited. Also worth a visit is the Pau nearly 70 kilometers away, where the still popular Henri IV. Spent his youth and the tour caravan refers regularly between the mountain stages station. Compacted about their adventures and experiences in the Basque Country and wrote already Henrich Heine in the poem 'Atta Troll' and Kurt Tucholsky in his 'Pyrenees book'.
A few miles to the Casa Louis' passing via the Camino to Santiago de Compostella, then with its historic, very Basque city core begins on the of the idyllic St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the steepest daily distance pilgrimage to Roncesvalles. Worth a visit is the Sanctuary of Lourdes.
For a little variety in our region, which is not yet overrun by tourism so worried plentiful.
The region is very well connected to the international transport network. Only seven kilometers from your holiday home there are ramps to Autoroute A 64 - E 80, which runs from Montpellier via Toulouse to Bayonne, Biarritz and San Sebastian. Compounds with the train there are possible. The nearest airports are in Biarritz (60 km), Pau (68) Hondarribia / San Sabastian (88 km) and Bordeaux (175 km).
The 'Casa Louis' is recommended as the ideal holiday accommodation. The noise of the streets here is nothing to hear. In the evening and at night you can enjoy an often beautiful starry sky. In addition to the holiday months of July / August are recommended in June and still more the autumn months, you can certainly compare with the Canadian 'Indian Summer' in the Pyrenees. Rest in heavenly peace is guaranteed in the 'Casa Louis'.