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About Chateau Coye, the locality and the region
Chateau Coye & the region
Chateau Coye is set in nine acres of tranquil grounds with an outdoor swimming pool. Seemingly miles from anywhere it is deceptively close to all amenities.
Surrounded by maize fields, woodlands, vineyards and fields of summer sunflowers it is a peaceful location especially for individuals, couples, small families or larger groups that want to escape the rat race. Rest, play, enjoy clean air, sunny days, starlit nights, good food and wine, explore the delightful villages and small towns steeped in history that surround this lovely area of France.
Although Coye is set in a quiet location there are many activities and places of interest to enjoy. St Colombe village has a Church, a small school, a tennis court, trinquet courts, a bar, bread depot and a village hall that often holds lively and interesting community events throughout the year. Everyone, including holidaymakers are welcome..
Great walking, running and cycling routes are available to enjoy from the gates of the Chateau. La Cite Vert Sports Stadium in Hagetmau offers a wide range of sporting activities, including golf, gym, olympic size swimming pool in addition to many other sporting activities.
Shops, boutiques, markets, restaurants and supermarkets can be found with easy reach, and the quality of the locally produced food is extremely high and prices reasonable. The regional Gasgony cuisine is delicious with specialities such as Bayonne hams, duck, pates, pyreneen cheeses plus a wide range of seafoods, fresh fruits and vegetables.
There are many historic little towns and villages to explore in the area, featuring castles, museums, gardens, and galleries. Hagetmau and Saint Sever our nearest small towns, have plenty of cafes and restaurants where you enjoy the atmosphere and sit alfresco to watch the world go by. St Sever, an historic town is famous for its poultry, Pilgrims Route to Santiago de Compostella, its Benedictine abbey (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the ancient Jacobin Cloisters and convent. Definitely worth a visit.
During summer months there are numerous local fetes, festivals and sporting events to see. Including the famous Course Landais (a type of bloodless game with bulls and certainly not to be confused with bull-fighting).
An hours drive will take you to the Atlantic Coast, Cote d'Argent, with its wide expanses of golden sandy beaches and surf. Nearer one can find inland lakes and rivers which offer sandy beaches and opportunities for water sports or perhaps a spot of fishing.
No visitor to this area should miss a trip to the magnificent wild and beautiful Parc National des Pyrenees. Throughout the region visitors can expect cool temperatures and grandiose scenery, ideal trekking country.
Slightly further afield is the northern coast of Spain with the pretty fishing ports and coastal towns and coves, inluding Santander and St Jean de Luz. Enjoy a day out for Tapas and a flavour of the Basque region and its cuisine. In this region you will also find fascinating caves to visit.
There are excellent vineyards in the region too, including Madiran, Juracon and Tursan. Sample the wines with a visit to one of the vineyards, and learn how our local wines are produced.
The Thermal Spa at Dax is regarded as the best in France, why not enjoy a pampering treat, and the cities of Pau and Biarritz are both worth a visit.
If you want to dine out, there are many good local restaurants and for a special occasion why not try the three star Michelin Restaurant at Eugenie le Bains. Alternatively book a meal at Chateau Coye.
The Climate is mostly very agreeable. Summers are hot and dry with the occasional thunderstorm. Autumns are usually mellow and warm right up to the end of November. Winters can be chilly but often plenty of bright sunshine, and our springs are often wet, but the bonus is a green, lush and fertile country!