Located in the heart of the Basque coast, Bidart has managed to preserve its original character with its raw cliff front and traditional Basque colours. It is an authentic village gathering the pediment, the city hall and the church center town in the purest Basque tradition.
Normally a sleepy small village but on market days the central square is bustling.
Do not miss the Chapelle Saint Madeleine where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean. At the right time of day, you can see a beautiful sunset and maybe you'll have the chance to hear a Basque choir !!!
Bidart stretches out quite wide and has many supervised beaches for surfing and swimming.
And if you fancy a hike, equip yourself with some good walking shoes and take the Sentier littoral (coastal trail) at Erretegia beach. You can walk along the ocean and enjoy the beautiful scenery with 25km of the Basque Coast to visit. The trail ends at Hendaye and you can stop off on the way and visit Guéthary, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ciboure and Urrugne.
- Le Moulin de Bassilour : 05.59.41.94.49
Nice restaurant in a rural setting, not to be missed with excellent Basque cakes and a old mill to visit.
- La Plancha : 05.59.23.44.95
Restaurant overlooking the beach of Ilbarritz specializes in fish and meat cooked a la plancha. Don't forget to book your place on the terrace !
An Authentic village in the Basque Country with its traditional architecture, Guéthary is considered one of the jewels of the Basque Coast.
This small fishing village and former whaling port is also well known to surfers for great conditions.
Guéthary remains a peaceful place to explore on foot, from the church to the small fishing port.
The path along the beach from Bidart is dotted with restaurants and huts where you can enjoy a grilled fish by the sea or a drink while watching the sunset.
Walking from Guethary to Saint Jean de luz is a treat with perfect coastal views and picnic areas and a park for the kids!!!!
- Harotzen Costa : 05.59.47.19.74
Close to the Alcyon pier, good tapas and delicious grilled fish with a terrace overlooking the sea. The perfect place for chilling out !!!
« Saint-Jean-de-Luz is an authentic city full of history. The marriage of Louis XIV with the Infanta Maria Theresa of Austria in 1660 was one of the major dates in the history of the city.
From this historical period, Saint-Jean-de-Luz withdrew a prestigious heritage to visit with the Infanta House, the Louis XIV House and the Basque EcoMuseum Jean Vier or the Saint-Jean-Batiste Church.
A big whaling town in the past, Saint-Jean-de-Luz is today a fishing port specialized in hake, tuna, sardines and anchovies fishery.
Over the centuries, Saint-Jean-de-Luz has become a renowned seaside resort that has kept its traditions. The different beaches and coast here allow everyone to find happiness: family safe swimming on the main beach in the bay and surfing on the outer areas of the bay (Acotz ...).
The heart of the pedestrian city allows you to stroll freely with no cars , most of the shops downtown and every Sunday at 11 am at the ''Place Louis XIV'' musical entertainment is offered to walkers where you can sit on the terrace to enjoy the songs and dances. »
- Maison Adam :
49, rue Gambetta
It's a must for its delicious macaroons and Basque cakes !!!
- Cesta Punta : 18, av. André Ithurralde
discover this spectacular sport.