A fishermen’s simple village, then an imperial town with Napoléon III, Biarritz became a « royal » city appreciated by the European aristocrats. This town slightly different, with a principality atmosphere offers many activities.
More information : Biarritz tourist office
Between Biarritz and Bayonne, this town has a high quality of life and offers a wide range of entertainments.
More information : Anglet tourist office
Capitale économique du pays Basque, Bayonne est une ville dynamique qui vous proposera une multitude d’activités.
More information : Bayonne tourist office
Hendaye est bâtie sur les bords de la baie de Txingudi qui s’ouvre à l’embouchure de la rivière Bidassoa (qui délimite la frontière entre la France et l’Espagne). La ville vit surtout le long du bord de mer et de sa plage magnifique.
More information : Hendaye tourist office
Listed among « the most beautiful villages in France ». Situated on one of the ways to Santiago de Compostella, Ainhoa will leave you a feeling of great serenity and of authenticity
More information : Ainhoa tourist office
Although it is quite near Saint Jean-de-Luz and the ocean, the atmosphere in Ascain is quite different. It is a charming typical Basque village inland, with its beautiful houses built around the village square and the « fronton ». Ascain is snuggled at the foot of the very well known the Rhune mountain.
More information : Ascain village
Another typical village on the Basque coast ; discover its central pleasant « place », its « fronton », its church, its townhall, and its white and red « Labourd » styled houses. Bidart was formerly a whale hunting port.
More information : Bidart tourist office
A spa town, Cambo-les-Bains is situated in the valley of the Nive river, at the foot of the Basque Pyrenees. It is decorated with flowers and quite pleasant ; it can be walked across from the Sheepfold to the river banks.
More information : official website of Cambo-les-Bains
Next to the famous town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure was a fishing port. The village offers nice walks in its small streets or along the quays, bordered with numerous restaurants or artists’ workshops.
More information : Ciboure tourist office
At the foot of the Pyrenees and 20 minutes far from the Basque coast and the Ocean, Espelette is famous for its red pepper. There isn’t a house front without its bright red peppers hanging down ! Decorated with flowers, the village looks quite festive.
Plus d’informations : Espelette tourist office
Guéthary is an old tuna fishing and whale hunting port . Although being near big towns on the Basque coast, it remains a peaceful place, to be discovered walking, from the top to the little port sheltering a few boats.
More information : http://www.guethary-tourisme.com/
Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a medieval fortified city, which protected the way to Spain through the Roncevaux pass.
It is one of the best known stopping places on the way to Santiago de Compostella and many pilgrimmers walk through Santiago door.
More information : Saint Jean Pied-de-Port tourist office
Not far from the ocean, t the foot of the Pyrenees and its forests, Saint Pée is a very busy village.
More information : Site officiel Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle
Sare is listed among « the most beautiful villages in France »
At the foot of the Rhune mountain (and its exceptional view), Sare is really worth visiting. With its old and beautiful dwellings, a very nice church, the village is authentic and seems a little outside time.
More information : Sare tourist office
Ustaritz is situated in the valley of the Nive river, a few kilometers from Bayonne and Biarritz.As the historical capital of the Basque province of Labourd, the village has kept its fine monuments.
More information : Ustaritz official website
Urrugne, is first of all an agricultural aera of 5000 hectares between the promontory of Socoa, the Bidasoa river and the top of the Rhune mountain ; it is also a typical village with a remarkable church whose bell tower is 45m high, and finally a castle, Urtubie castle built in 1431 and without a doubt, one of the most beautiful in the Basque country.
More information : Urrugne tourist office