The Basque Country is rich in a diverse cultural heritage and full of history. In 20 minutes, you will be at Villa Arnaga, museum and home of Edmond Rostand, writer of Cyrano de Bergerac. Do not miss the village of Espelette, a typical Basque village, known for its pepper. We also advise you to go to Bastide-Clairence, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Finally, go to Larressore, you will discover a workshop that has been manufacturing Basque walking sticks for more than 200 years, the Makhilia Ainciart Bergara workshop.
Biarritz, Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Towns and villages of the Basque Coast
In 35 minutes by car, you will be on the Basque Coast. You can visit towns full of charm, history and historical monuments. We advise you to start with Bayonne. Stroll through the city and discover the Basque Museum, the Sainte-Marie Cathedral, the city walls, the ham and many more. The unmissable events are the Bayonne festivals and the rugby matches. Continue with a visit to Biarritz, which will charm you with its lighthouse, the Atalaye plateau, its aquarium, the rock of the Virgin and its surf spots. Biarritz offers you an immersion in the heart of the atmosphere of the Atlantic Coast. Finish with Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a typical Basque seaside resort. Visit the Pointe Sainte-Barbe, the Fort of Socoa, the Louis XIV House, Joanoenia, and the Church of Saint Jean-Baptiste.
Espelette, Bastide-Clairence and Larressore A rich cultural heritage
Ainhoa, San-Sebastian and its surroundings The Spanish border
Our charming hotel is located a few minutes from the Spanish border. Discover one of the last towns before Spain, the village of Ainhoa, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, located on the way to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. The only through street in the village is bordered by red and white half-timbered houses. Once you have crossed the border, the first major Spanish city is San Sebastian where you will enjoy visiting the old town and the museums, strolling on Mount Igeldo and Mount Urgull, but also discovering La Concha Bay.
Hiking, nautical activities, cycling, etc. Activities for all tastes
Our team knows the Basque Country perfectly. We invite you to meet at the reception where we will share with you all our good addresses and our best walking routes. For a beautiful hike, accessible to all, climb to the top of Mount Ursuya, from where you will get a superb panorama of the peaks of the Basque Country. Cycle paths and cycle routes also pass near Hasparren. On the beaches of the Atlantic Coast, a 30-minute drive away, you can practice surfing and many other water activities.