Needless to say, it would take a lifetime to discover all the hidden treasures of the French Basque Country. For a total immersion during your stay in our campsite in Bidart, go explore the charming villages and their terroir: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and its magnificent historic center and its citadel built on the heights, Mauléon the capital of the espadrille, Espelette whose peppers are world famous, Itxassou and its delicious black cherry jam …
Between a land marked by culture, an Atlantic coast known for its waves, villages of character at the foot of the Pyrenees and the proximity of the Spanish border, the Basque Country is full of sites to visit and activities to practice. The coast offers renowned surfing spots, the must-see ports of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye, or the charming villages of Guéthary and Ciboure. A few kilometers from Bidart, find the Rock of the Virgin and the City of the Ocean in Biarritz. Basque cultural and gastronomic heritage is better known than elsewhere in Bayonne, the capital of Basque culture where the famous festivals take place in August. Inland, the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” of Sare, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Ainhoa and La Bastide-Clairence deserve an excursion. Since Bidart, the Spanish pearls of San Sebastian or Bilbao are also easily accessible by car.
Along the coastline by car, take the time to stop in the coastal villages, especially in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Ciboure. You will discover traditional Basque houses, well-preserved monuments and wild ocean beaches breathtaking.
Finish your stay on a festive note by visiting Bayonne. The city has a beautiful heritage, including a cathedral and a cloister. If you make your Bayonne getaway in April, do not miss the Ham Fair. The Bayonne Festival, which takes place in summer, is another great opportunity to immerse yourself in Basque culture.
Biarritz, unmissable, has beautiful beaches surrounded by cliffs ideal for surfing, as well as several monuments and remarkable buildings. In this city of bourgeois style, you can combine seaside tourism, water sports and cultural tourism in one day.
The Basque Country is also home to several interesting caves such as the Grotto of La Verna (the largest cave in Europe) and the caves of Sare, one of the most beautiful villages in France.