TOURISM AND ACTIVITIES
BAYONNE LA CAPITALE, HEART OF THE BASQUE JEWEL
THE RICHES OF AN IDENTITY TERRITORY WITH A THOUSAND FACETS
WHAT TO DO AROUND BAYONNE?
Capital of the northern Basque Country, Bayonne impresses by its typical architecture, a gothic cathedral and houses with colourful shutters on either side of the Nive. A stroll through the historic districts allows for breaks in the many shops, chocolate factories, cafés and fine restaurants.
On the station side, the St Esprit neighbourhood is undergoing a major renewal. It’s linked to the centre by a bridge and a river shuttle, but you can stay on the right bank to enjoy walks along the Adour river, street-art in the small streets, exhibitions at the new DIDAM museum, and movies in several languages at the Atalante cinema.
THE LANDES COAST
Imagine a sandy beach that stretches for over 100km. Voilà les Landes, and in other words, it’s not too difficult to find a quiet place to lay your towel. Among the small cities that dot the coast, Hossegor serves as the surf and golf capital, but the architecture of the villas and casino is also worth mentioning. Just next door, Capbreton offers pleasant walks along the harbour and the ocean.
Inland, the Marais d’Orx nature reserve is a large classified area with a remarkable interpretation trail.
THE BASQUE COUNTRY
To discover the charm of the Basque coast, head for Anglet and its 11 sandy beaches, Biarritz and its many tourism sites (Rocher de la Vierge, Port des Pêcheurs, Aquarium, Cité de l’Océan), the typical port of Guéthary, or the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
For a change of scenery you can visit typical villages such as Espelette or Ainoha, climb accessible peaks such as La Rhune or Jaïzkibel, and cross the border with Spain in less than 30 minutes. Olé!
- Office de Tourisme Bayonne
- Office de Tourisme Pays-Basque
- Office de Tourisme Landes
- Musée Basque Bayonne
- Aquarium Biarritz
- Cité de l'Océan
- Réserver une table
- Cours de surf
- Location vélos
- Réserver un parcours de golf
- Balades skates et trottinettes électriques 4x4
- Séance Yoga
- Séance de Flyboard
- Survol en hélicoptère