Activities/to do in the Basque country

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Stay close to the most beautiful towns in the Basque Country, in a 4-star campsite

Renting a chalet, mobile home or pitch at the 4-star Ibardin campsite in the Basque Country is much more than staying in a luxury open-air hotel in south-west France. From here, you can reach the most beautiful towns in the Basque Country in less than 30 minutes by car.

On the seaside, you can take surfing lessons on the beaches of Hendaye, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz, seaside resorts renowned for their superb surf spots. After your nautical activities, take time to admire the landscapes of the Bay of Biscay and the Bidassoa estuary that separates France and Spain.

Take the coastal path along the Basque coast and discover the local heritage that bears witness to the region’s eventful history: the Château d’Abbadia and the Villa Maison Rouge in Hendaye, the Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Imperial Chapel and the Musée de la Mer in Biarritz…

On the land side, enter the heart of the Basque Country to discover charming villages: Bayonne, world-famous for its férias and ham, Espelette and its famous chillies, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a stopover on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela, Ainhoa and Ascain with its traditional houses, Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Sare home to the Basque cake museum…

Want to broaden your horizons? By boat, train or car, head for the land of Cervantes and take with you a taste of Spain from San Sebastian and Fontarrabia.

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Visit the Basque Country’s must-see tourist attractions

Ready for an active vacation with your partner, family or friends in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques? Situated between the sea and the mountains, with rivers running through it that are ideal for white-water sports, the 64 is a delight for visitors wishing to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities on their vacation.

On the menu, we’ve got some great hikes in store for you or mountain biking on the banks of the Nive and in the Iraty forest, climbing the Col d’Ibardin and the Pic d’Orhy to discover the Basque country in all its splendor, rafting on the Gave de Pau, caving in the Sare caves and breathtaking waterfalls in the Holzarte (Larrau) and Kakuetta (Sainte-Engrâce) gorges.

History and architecture buffs will want to include the Pyrénées-Atlantiques’ iconic monuments, such as Château d’Abbadia in Hendaye, Sainte-Marie Cathedral in Bayonne and Sainte-Eugénie Church in Biarritz.

Are you looking for must-see ideas that will appeal to your children and make your stay at camping Ibardin unforgettable? Climb aboard the Rhune train for a unique mountain adventure with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, cross Chingoudy Bay by boat and admire the intriguing Pheasant Island, lose yourself in the Cité de l’Océan and the Biarritz Aquarium.

As you gaze across the Bidassoa estuary, you’ll realize that Spain is just around the corner, on the other side. And, to recover from your emotions, relax on Biarritz’s Grande Plage and watch the surfers!

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Fall under the spell of Basque lifestyle and culture

You don’t need to visit the Basque Country to know that its traditions are deeply rooted. The pediments in towns and villages will remind you that here, pelota is the king of sports.

As you wander through the narrow streets of these picturesque towns, you’ll fall under the spell of the houses with their colorful facades and characteristic regional architecture, from which hang dried chillies: the famous Espelette chillies.
Want to experience different moods? Take the time to immerse yourself in Biarritz la Bourgeoise, with its beautiful villas overlooking the ocean. Then immerse yourself in Bayonne la Festive, which comes to life with the arrival of the warm weather and the approach of the férias.

Enjoy ham, sheep’s milk cheese, pintxos, Biscayan-style cod and buy your favorite local produce at the market to take the edge off. Venture into the heart of Béarn and experience a complete change of scenery in the Pyrenees National Park, home to extraordinary unspoilt landscapes.

Treat yourself to a spa treatment to relax your muscles and start thinking about winter sports: the Basque Country takes on a different charm every season. For further information, please visit the website dedicated to tourism in the Basque Country.

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