Take the Rhune train
Welcome to the most popular train in southwestern France. From the Saint Ignace Pass, some ten kilometers from Saint-Jean-de-Luz, you can take the cog railway that was inaugurated nearly a century ago to reach the top of the Rhune. at 900 m altitude. If you are looking for a family activity in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the Rhune train is an essential part of your visit program. Guaranteed emotions and fabulous landscapes!
Learn more about surfing
From Biarritz to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the beaches of the Basque coast are among the best surfing spots in the world. Biarritz Beach, surrounded by cliffs, is an ideal place to put on your neoprene and grab your board. While surfing on the waves of the ocean, you can enjoy the magnificent views offered to you: Villa Belza, which overlooks the cliffs, and in the background, the mountains that announce the proximity of the Pyrenees and Spain.
Visit the caves of Sare
The town of Sare, appreciated for its lake and landscapes, is not only one of the most beautiful villages in France. It also houses prehistoric caves. For one hour a guide will explain the history of the cave and the geological formations you will discover, alive with sounds and lights that will seduce children.
Browse the coastal path
If you like hiking, the Sentier du Littoral will not disappoint you. Its starting point is in Bidart, near the campsite. Accessible to all hikers, it will allow you to explore the Basque coast from a different angle. An excellent alternative to the car, the Sentier du Littoral passes through Saint-Jean-de-Luz and finishes in Hendaye, alternating coastal and interior landscapes. If you are a good walker, know that the trail continues in Spain to San Sebastián.
Visit the Basque villages
The traditional Basque houses are only the visible part of a fabulous iceberg. The French Basque country contains magnificent villages such as Mauléon, home of the famous espadrille, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and its citadel, Espelette and its peppers, Itxassou and black cherry jam. Enjoy your visits to let your palate forge its own opinion on the specialties of the region such as axoa (stew with veal), ttoro (fish soup), ardi gasna (sheep cheese) and Basque cake.