Discover the cultural life of Dax with your hotel Le Splendid
A city of water, as proved by its successive names ACQS (derived from the Latin Civitas de Aqvis, the City of Waters) or Aquæ Tarbellicæ (the Waters of the Tarbelles), Dax has always been a proud and free city. Over the centuries, it has been able to build its own identity and a cultural ecosystem that make the city famous far beyond its region. The leading spa resort in France with its with many hotels and spas, Dax offers you both treatment and entertainment thanks to its varied cultural events.
The Atrium, a stone’s throw from your hotel in Dax
Every year, the town hall of Dax offers a cultural season for all types of public and all sort of desires. Theatre, dance, circus, music or humour, everyone will be satisfied by the programm of the Atrium. Created by André Granet, the chief architect of your hotel in Dax Le Splendid, the Atrium is an art-deco inspired theatre. It has 4 areas dedicated to culture and entertainment. Built in the middle of the 1920s and restored in 2005, the Atrium gave up its original function as a casino to become a centre of entertainment, leisure and relaxation.
Quality Dax Festivals
In addition to the Atrium’s cultural season, the city of Dax organizes several festivals each year to promote culture and make everyone wonder. For three days, the Dax Music and Dance Festival will not only allow you to enjoy thrilling sounds and dancing performances, but will also allow you to meet several artists and attend dance workshops for teenagers.
The most sensitive to beautiful images will have all the leisure to go to the festival of photography, taking place during June and July. With the ambition of reaching as many people as possible, the exhibitions are organisezd in several public places, creating a discovery trip of the city through the work of emerging photographers. This path will make you visit the urban heritage, including the thermal baths and spas of Dax. An event not to be missed under any circumstances.
The participation of your hotel Le Splendid in the cultural bubble
Your dacquois hotel is very important in the history and cultural soul of the city. Besides the fact that it was signed by the architect André Granet, it was an emblematic place of the Roaring Twenties. It opened its doors to several celebrities of the time, including Joseph Kessel, Sacha Guitry and the great Ernest Hemingway. For its reopening in April 2018, Le Splendid is being renovated, with a beautiful and elegant new hall, a landscaped garden imitating the hotel’s central motif and a spa designed as an oasis of relaxation. Enough for your come bakck, the time of a stay, to the effervescence of the 1920s.