A Few Ideas for Maximizing Your Stay in the Basque Country


Bayonne, rich in history and military might, and Biarritz, queen city of the Basque coast, are the region's two main cities, but the Basque Country has much, much more to tempt you and tease you with!

Bayonne is famous for its summer festival, fireworks, bullfights, cathedral, museums, maritime and military history.

World-famous Biarritz instantly conjures up images of princely residents, fine architecture, jewellers, art galleries, fine antiques, restaurants, casinos, clubs, theme bars, shows, concerts, expositions, and surfing competitions.


  • Les Casetas, Biarritz, mid-June: tapas, drinks and food on the seashore

  • Ferias de Bayonne, all the festival-goers dress in white with red
  • Fireworks 14 July and 15 August in Biarritz

  • Bayonne city : website
  • Biarritz city : website
  • Bidart city : website
  • Rugby Team Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque: website
  • Gorges de Kakuetta : website
  • Château d’Abbadia : website
  • Grottes d’Isturitz, Oxhocelhaya : website
  • Grottes de Sare: website
  • Caverns of La Verna in Sainte-Engrace: website
  • Maison Labourdine d’Ustaritz: website
  • Musée Basque à Bayonne: website
  • Musée Bonnat à Bayonne: website
  • Ortillopitz à Sare: website
  • Prison des évêques à Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port : website
  • Église de l’Hôpital Saint Blaise: website
  • Château d’Urtubie: website
  • Petit Train d'Artouste: website
  • Boat cruises in Hendaye: website
  • Rafting in Bidarry: website
  • Villa Arnaga in Cambo Les Bains

Les Fêtes de Bayonne