Pyrenees Atlantique

Hotels in Pyrenees Atlantique

The hotel was originally Napoleon the Third's summer palace. Converted into a hotel in the late 1800's, the décor has been relatively unchanged for the last 50 or so years.

On slim, windy Route D4, which crisscrosses the foothills below the summit of La Rhune mountain, we pass the lovely village of Sare, where the homey Hôtel Arraya harbors a restaurant and sells fresh gâteaux basques—dense, mealy cakes filled with cherry preserves.