Discover the Basque Country from Hendaye…

White houses with colorful woodwork, golf courses by the ocean, hiking in the foothills of the Pyrenees… Hendaye is an ideal gateway to the charms of the Basque Country.

Our must-sees – 15 minutes

Hondarribia, the fortified city

San Nikolas Gate in Hondarribia - Fortifications
200 meters as the crow flies

Discovering Hondarribia couldn’t be easier! Just take the ferry across the Bidasoa River.

Then let yourself be transported from the Marine district (very lively in the evening) to the old town hidden behind its ramparts.

You’re sure to fall under the spell of its narrow streets and ashlar facades…

Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the royal

In the footsteps of Louis XIV

There’s nothing more pleasant than taking the Corniche Basque to discover Saint-Jean-de-Luz… Located 15 kilometers from Hendaye, the town, which hosted the marriage of the Sun King in 1660, now boasts a lively pedestrian street and a fishing port at the mouth of the River Nivelle.

Our favorites – 30 minutes

Bayonne and neighboring Anglet

City or beach?

Renowned for its festivals and its ham, Bayonne is not to be outdone for its architecture. And just a stone’s throw away, neighboring Anglet invites you to enjoy a Californian getaway between surf and pine…


A journey through time

Discovering Sare means plunging into the heart of prehistoric caves, admiring the surrounding landscapes from the summit of La Rhune and discovering the Basque soul.

San Sebastian

The capital of Guipuzcoa

Located 19 kilometers away, and accessible by topo train in 35 minutes, the city will seduce you with its shopping streets, festive atmosphere and renowned aquarium.

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Cambo-les Bains

A green setting

On the banks of the River Nive, the town is home toone of France’s most beautiful spa centers (don’t forget to explore its park!) and the Villa Arnaga, built by Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac.


On the road to Compostela

Fortified by Vauban, the village is a must for pilgrims. It also allows you to discover France’s smallest vineyard, but the largest in the Basque country: Irouléguy.

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.


And the Guggenheim Museum

Proud of its industrial past, this conurbation of 600,000 inhabitants has transformed itself perfectly. A must-see ! 1h15 from Hendaye.