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Coordinates: 43°21′32″N 1°24′01″W / 43.3588888889°N 1.40027777778°W / 43.3588888889; -1.40027777778

Commune of Cambo-les-Bains

Cambo-les-Bains Jardins d'Arnaga.jpg
Gardens of Arnaga
Cambo-les-Bains is located in France
Country France
Region Aquitaine
Department Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Arrondissement Bayonne
Canton Espelette
Mayor Vincent Bru
Elevation 0–400 m (0–1,300 ft)
(avg. 45 m/150 ft)
Land area1 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Population2 5,814  (2006)
 - Density 264 /km2 (680 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 64160/ 64250
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cambo-les-Bains (Basque Kanbo) is a town in the traditional Basque province of Labourd, now in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in south-western France.



In 1900, Edmond Rostand, writer of the play Cyrano de Bergerac, came to Cambo-les-Bains because of his pulmonary disease. He was taken by the area and in time bought some land and had a house built. It was completed in 1906. His house, the Villa Arnaga, is now a heritage site and a museum devoted to Rostand's life and Basque architecture and crafts.

The Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz died in Cambo-les-Bains in 1909. Another significant Spanish composer, Sebastián Durón, died there in 1716.

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Cambo-les-Bains is a commune of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département in the southwestern part of France.


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