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France is also the country which has the most Michelin-starred restaurants and which can boast an unparalleled cultural and artistic heritage. Furthermore, it has no fewer than 5,500 km of coastline on the Mediterranean, on the Atlantic facade and along the English Channel, with vertiginous cliffs, deserted bays and unending sandy beaches to discover. Bon voyage!
This area looking out to the Atlantic and moulded by its waves is blessed by the sun and adored by windsurfers. Pretty bays bordered by sand dunes and cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches and pine forests are dotted all along its coastline: enjoy a stay at the seaside, or a hiking holiday. There are many historic sites to visit and the ocean can be enjoyed at several fashionable, yet traditional, seaside resorts and beautiful fishing villages.
Featuring 4.5 km of beaches and countless surf spots, Anglet is a paradise for surfers, located between Biarritz and Bayonne. The small town offers a pleasant setting for holidaymakers who will enjoy its cafés, restaurants, its promenade but also the wide range of activities in the summer season. Surrounded by wooded areas, parks, greenways and nature trails, Anglet also offers excellent perspectives for cyclist or hikers. Distance to the airport: approx. 2 km.
The coastline of Biarritz is approx. 6 km long and very varied. Cliffs and rocks alternate with sandy beaches and small coves. Situated between the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean, Biarritz combines the authentic nature of the Basque Country with great cultural wealth, and is also known for the natural beauty of its landscapes. The city is also an ideal departure point for exploring the riches of the region.
Distance to the airport : approx. 4 km.
This small town preserved its traditional charm with its attractive sandy beach, its picturesque houses and its small, colourful port, which was the first sardine and tuna fishing port in France. Saint-Jean-de-Luz is also appreciated for its thalassotherapy facilities, its shopping streets, its pleasant terraces and its cultural festivities which make it a dynamic place throughout the year. The destination also has a lot to offer to nature lovers. A walk along the bay gives a great overview of the Basque coast. At one end of the bay, the Pointe Sainte-Barbe offers splendid views and, at the other end, the Socoa Fort recalls the history of the Franco-Spanish rivalry. From the fort, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the Pyrenees in the background. Distance to the airport: approx. 23 km.
With its mountainous hinterland landscape, this charming Basque village on the Atlantic coast, near Saint-Jean-de-Luz, is the starting point for many hikes, which are suitable for families and sports enthusiasts alike. But Urrugne is most famous for the Corniche that runs the length of the coastline from where waves can be seen crashing against the foot of the cliffs. At certain times of the year it’s even possible to witness the impressively huge Belharra wave that forms further offshore.
The pretty town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is approx. 5 km away. Distance to the airport: approx. 28 km.
The small village is surrounded with pine forests, a great beach and dunes, the small town and its surroundings are best discovered on foot or by bike! You will enjoy kilometres of cycling paths, hiking trails, surfing spots but also the horse riding centre and other sports facilities whcih offer great perspectives for an active holiday in the middle of nature and facing the ocean. Distance to the airport: approx. 17 km.
Located on the edge of the immense Landes forests and at the gateway to the Basque Country, Capbreton welcomes you along its immense beaches and around a lively marina. Capbreton is the perfect place to enjoy seaside, sports or gastronomic holiday. Distance from the airport: approx. 35 km.
Very popular surfing village, near Hourtin beach and on the edge of the largest natural freshwater lake in France. Perfect place for a relaxing family or sports holiday with friends offering a wide range of activities: boat trips, stand up paddle, sailing, kitesurfing, pedal boats, canoeing etc... Bodreaux airport is approx. 57 km away.
Soustons-Plage is 6 km from the village of Soustons, also nicknamed ‘Pearl of the Marensin’. The place enjoys fabulous surroundings including 6 km beach, many footpaths and cycle ways through the largest area of forest in France. It’s also important to mention the seawater lake of Port d’Albret, where you will find water sports and an evening market with local produce. Distance to the airport : approx. 54 km.
Hendaye is located at the gateway to Spain and the Pyrenees. It borders a long and beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean with a seafront bordered with numerous historic façades and a town centre boasting a rich heritage steeped in traditions. The destination is perfect for combining water and outdoor sports. Distance to the airport: approx. 29 km.
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