Welcome to Domaine-de-la-Carrère

Fritz KISBY and Mike RIDOUT (your hosts) hope you enjoy this site

Between the mountains and the sea, we have made our home in this historic residence called 'Domaine-de-la-Carrère dating from the 17th century. It has been lived in by nobles, merchants and traders and was built during the reign of Louis XIV le Grand or le Roi-Soleil - the Sun King. We will make you welcome, but at the same time will respect your privacy. We have just five en-suite bedrooms for guests in the whole of the property. Browse around the site...see the house, gardens and swimming pool.

How do you find us? In the Pyrénées Atlantiques - we are centred twixt the Cité d’Henri IV, PAU (20 mins) which epitomises the best of French culture, dynamism, and beauty…..and glitzy BIARRITZ (45 mins)…the mountains of the PYRENEES and SPAIN (1 hr)…and just 10 mins from ORTHEZ. The international aeroport of Pau is just 20 minutes away and that of Biarritz 45 minutes.

Tour the Béarn-Basque country from Arthez-de-Béarn!  Visit world class vineyards, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys, high mountain passes and long stretches of fine sandy beaches.  Stop in enchanting villages rich in fine French architecture, taste the internationally renowned Basque and Béarnaise cuisine, take a day visit to one of its Thermal Cures at the spa in Salies de Béarn. Remarkably there are three major GOLF COURSES within 20 minutes. We are just 12 minutes from the circuit of Pau-Arnos.