Tourism

Biarritz is an ideal base for many trips. During your stay why not visit some of the following: 

The Basque Coast, French Side 

Biarritz :the Fishing Port, the Rock of the Virgin, the ‘‘Grande Plage’’ Promenade, the Casino, the Côte des Basques, the lighthouse (panoramic view). 

Saint Jean de Luz (12 kms) : Louis XIV Square, the Church, the Port, the Bay, Sainte Barbe headland (panoramic view), the Rue Gambetta (pedestrian street).

Hendaye (20 kms) :the last town before the Spanish border. Picturesque marina, long beach.

Bidart et Guéthary (6 et 8 kms): typical small Basque villages located between Biarritz and St Jean de Luz with their churches and pelota courts.

Bayonne (5 kms) : Vauban’s walls, the Gothic St. Mary’s Cathedral, the cloister, the pedestrianised shopping area. 

Inland, French Side

Les Villages basques (between 5 and 40 kms): Ascain, Sare, Ainhoa (one of France’s most beautiful villages), Espelette, Itxassou, Arcangues, Cambo-les-Bains, St Etienne-de-Baïgorry … 

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (45 kms) : Vauban’s walls, the Citadel, the Bishops’ Prison …

La Rhune *** (25 kms)  : From the summit a breathtaking panoramic view over the sea, the Landes, the Pyrenees and the Bidasoa Valley. The funicular railway will take you up to an altitude of 905 m. 

The Basque Coast, Spanish Side

Fuenterrabia (25 kms) : To get there take the boat from Hendaye (in our opinion the most practical way of getting there). Crossing time: 5 mins . Boats every half hour. Walk up into the old town (typical and beautiful panoramic view). 

San Sebastian (40 kms) : Spain’s most chic coastal resort, renowned for its shops and the night-life of its old district with its bars and restaurants. Don’t miss: the old town, the walk around La Concha (the shell-shaped bay), Mount Igeldo, the beaches, the port, the aquarium … Chillida Museum, Miramon Museum. 

The small fishing port of Getaria (a superb location!) and Zarautz, a coastal resort (beautiful beach) - approx. 45 kms away.

The Landes Coast

Worthwhile for its long fine sand beaches. The closest beaches in the Landes are less than 10 kms from Biarritz (Tarnos, Labenne …). 

For further information :

www.biarritz.fr : tél = 05 59 22 37 00

www.pays-basque-pyrenees.com