Basque Country

The Basque Coast has its own unique charm with its seafront villages, its legendary surf spots and the relaxed atmosphere.

On the mountain side of the Basque Country, many villages make up a good part of the "Most beautiful villages in France'' collection and are the starting point for many walks with breathtaking views.

The Basque Country has a culture rich with traditions and a strong regional identity with its férias and renowned gastronomy.


Nice villages by the ocean

  • Saint Jean de Luz
  • Ciboure
  • Guétary

Nice villages by the country

  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, an important stage to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle way
  • Sare, a nice village close to the Rhune
  • Espelette, with garlands of peppers hanging from typical houses
  • Ustaritz, capital of the Basque Pelota


Sporting activities

  • Surf
  • Golf
  • Basque Pelota
  • Bike
  • Hiking

Activities with kids

  • Biarritz Aquarium
  • Labenne Zoo
  • Ride on the Rhune rack railway
  • Visit to the Basque museum and the history of Bayonne
  • Wow Parc in Urrugne
  • Visit of the Extola farm in Sare
  • Walk in the caves of Sare

Getting here

By car

Access from Highway A 10

By train

  • Biarritz station
  • St Jean de Luz station - Ciboure

By plane

  • Biarritz Airport
  • Pau Airport
  • San Sebastian Airport (Spain)