CHALETS DU MOULIN • RIVERSIDE CHALETS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Quartier Pessarou • 64240 • La Bastide Clairence • France
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Riverside holiday chalets near Biarritz with heated pool
Chalets au bord de la rivière près de Biarritz avec piscine chauffée

 
 

LA BASTIDE CLAIRENCE
La Bastide Clairence is one of France's most beautiful villages and is also used as a fine example of a typical Basque Village. Here are a selection of pictures of the unique architecture in the village.

History
The Bastide, which is French for a medieval fortified town, was founded in 1312. It gave access to the river network of the Adour and the port of Bayonne. The village was popular with artisans and traders alike and the Jewish colony settled there in the 17th century. There is still a Jewish cemetery in the village with the oldest tomb dating back to 1610. Eglise Notre Dame: the village church was built in the 14th century and contains paving stones indicating that the original founders of the village are buried around the church.

The Village
Village life centres around the main square where most of the artisans have their galleries and workshops. There is also a forge, a potter and several artists and sculptors. Here is a link to a page about the various Artisans in the village. Also, on the square is a small Vival supermarket, the Mairie, the tourist office, a bar/restaurant and the perfume shop 'Parfums et Senteurs du Pays Basque'. A little further up the hill is the excellent macaroon shop. Down the hill from the square is the post office and at the bottom of the village a leisure centre (with pool, tennis courts and football pitch). Another main feature in the village, as with many Basque villages, is the large pelote court. The village also boasts the world's oldest real tennis 'Trinquet'. This is an indoor court which was renovated three years ago - during the renovations and survey, the wooden beams were discovered to have dated from 1511, cut from a forest close to the village. The Trinquet originally dates from 1512, making it the oldest court in the world and the old royal game of 'real tennis' is now played here. La Bastide Clairence has its own 4-day festival at the end of July with music, running of the bulls, fireworks and great food.

Restaurants
There are two very good restaurants in the village itself. One, on the main square opposite the bar is La Table Gourmande which has an outside terrace and cosy interior. Good value regional food and friendly service. The other restaurant in the village is Iduki, which has a nice courtyard terrace by the pool and a lovely interior. Delicious regional food and wines.

Links:
La Bastide Clairence

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CHALET RATES/TARIFS
(2 persons/personnes) - 2017
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Per week/Par semaine

Chalets 1 - 4 & 6
Avril/Mai/Octobre 2017: 450 euros
Juin/Septembre 2017
: 500 euros
Juillet/Aout 2017: 550 euros

Chalet 5 (with washing machine, LCD screen, DVD and more outside space, privacy)*
(lave-linge, écran LCD, lecteur DVD et plus privé)
April/May/Oct 2017: 475 euros
June/Sept 2017: 525 euros
July/August 2017: 575 euros

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