San Sebastian


The beauty of its bay is worth the nickname “Pearl of the Cantabrian”. The city of San Sebastian is built on the Spanish Basque coast, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains Igeldo and Urgull.

A romantic city with a rich historical and architectural heritage, it is captivated by its wide Haussmann avenues, its colorful facades, the churches of its old town, its urban beaches with its exceptional surroundings and its countless shops.

Many buildings with the typical architecture of the Belle Epoque also take part in the charm of the Spanish seaside resort: Among them, do not miss the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, the Maria Christina Hotel and the Thermes de la Perla. The ascent of Mount Urgull, which dominates the old town, offers an incomparable viewpoint on the Bay of La Concha: There are also the ancient ramparts of the city and their defensive cannons.

A former medieval stronghold, San Sebastian owes its success as a seaside resort to the interest of the Regent Marie-Christine in the 19th century. The medieval past of the Spanish city and then the resorts of the Queen and its courtyard explain the presence of numerous palaces and castles on the bay: Among them, the Royal Miramar Palace and its gardens overlooking the ocean, the palace of the Duke of Mandas in the heart of the crisis park Ina Enea, the neoclassical palace of Aiete, as well as the fortified castle of La Motte.

A stroll through the beautiful city of San Sebastian will allow you to discover many other points of interest such as the Cathedral of the Buen Pastor and the Baroque Basilica of Santa Maria, Piazza de la Constitución, the gardens of the Place de Gipuzkoa, or the Place Easo in the district of Amara.

Campsite Berrua, 48 km from San Sebastian

Taking the A63 2 km from the campsite Berrua and then the AP-8 from the border, you will reach the centre of the Spanish city of San Sebastian in less than 45 minutes. The route, direct, runs along the coast passing through Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Behobia and Errenteria.

Count 1h10 If you prefer to avoid motorway tolls.

See the cities between the campsite and San Sebastian

Discover the Atlantic coast and the Basque Country.