Castle-observatory Abbadia in Hendaye
Dominating the ocean, the Abbadia castlle is a very surprising building made of fascinating history. Built by the architect Viollet-le-Duc between 1860 and 1870, in demand of the scholar Antoine d’Abbadie, it reflects his exalted passion for travels, oriental culture and astronomy. Its neo-Gothic style and its architecture are an invitation to discover the numerous rooms entirely furnished and restored like its was originally.
Castle Urtubie in Urrugne
Located in Urrugne, 3km from Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Urtubie castle is an historical building which belongs to the same family from 1341. Very falous for its architecture, it will delight you with its furnitures and its sophistication.
Saint Vincent church in Urrugne
Come discover the typical basque decoration in this church classified since 1925 in the historical monuments inventory.
Ortillopitz, Sare house of the XVIIth century
«Etxe», a genuine basque house built in the 1660’s, located in the middle of an agricultural field, will allow you to discover the labourdine architecture and its local traditions.thanks to original furnitures, you will learn how was the life in its large mansion.
Prehistorical caves in Sare
Lets’get surprised by the discovering of this prehistorical caves and discover with your family the twists and turns of its galeries. The underground world and its geologie wiil be told to you as well as the mythology and popular beliefs of Basque country.
Inheritance house in Ainhoa
Go discover this classified village and travel all around the centuries thanks to a 30 m² screen that tells you the history. Go look for Harri xuri, the stone that brings luck and discover Xaretta territory wich is made of 4 villages and has an historical, cultural and natural inheritance wich is wonderful.
Destroyed at the beginning of the XVIth century during Spanish invasions, the church was built again around 1550 with a Renaissance style, under the influence of the cultural architecture of Guipuzcoa, inthe Spanish part of Basque country.
Blockaus in Urrugne
As the German did not know where the allied force would disembark, they made build blockaus all around the coasts, from Norway to Hendaye.German troups arrived in Basque country the 27th of june of 1940. Walking by the seaside path, you will discover, dominating the falaises, the only vestige of a large camp.
Eglise Saint Nicolas de Guethary
Ses galeries sur 3 étages où traditionnellement seuls les hommes pouvaient monter, attireront votre regard ainsi que les impressionnantes et majestueuses poutres de soutien. Son navire ex-voto, réplique d’un magnifique trois-mâts, vous fera lever les yeux vers le plafond et vous découvrirez ainsi toute la beauté typique de cette église datant du XVIe siècle.
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste à Saint Jean De Luz
Elle est renommée pour son retable du XVIIe siècle en bois doré qui est certainement le plus monumental du Pays Basque, et pour l’union qui y a été célébrée, celle de Louis XIV et de l’Infante d’Espagne.
Saint Martin church in Sare
It is one of the most beautiful churches in the Labourd, in the middle of the village Sare. It has an imposing bell tower recovering 5 floors and three levels of galeries made of oak.
Louis the XIVth house in Saint Jean De Luz
The King lived there during his marriage with the infante Marie-Thérèse of Spain in the month of June 1660. The Lohobiague House which still belongs to the family having the same name, is one of the most beautiful mansions of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.you can visit the floor where the King lived during a month and you will admire the very nice furnitures of XVIIth and XVIII centuries as well as beams painted of biblical scenes. You will also be introcuded to wax characters in the royal bedroom.
The House of the Infante in Saint Jean De Luz
Inside this smart mansion made of italian style, you can discover the bedroom the Infante had during her marriage with the King Louis the XIVth. From here, you will have beautiful outlook to the Rhune and the harbour. You will also admire the monumental fireplace which was sculpted with genius and the well-decorated beams.
Basque cake museum in Sare
Come with your family discover basque gastronomy. By the Rhune, mùythical mountain, and in a natural setting, this traditional house will welcome you and reveal you, thanks to its numerous workshops, the secrets of the fabrication of the famous basque cake.
Ecomuseum basque Jean Vier in Saint Jean De Luz
Fabrication of the chistera (basque pelote), basque shoes, beret and discovering of the traditional songs and the linen weavings : complete flooding in the History of basque people, their cultures, their identity and personnality. The gardens, the shop made of artesanal fabrications, the restaurant will make you live, with your partner or your family, a genuine and welcoming travel.
Chills farm in Saint Pée Sur Nivelle
Across a projection and a tasting, you will know alll about this spice which is part of the basque cukture and which all the plates of the region : Espelette chill.
Chocolate maker Pariès à Urrugne
Being the last descendant of the chocolate makers in Bayonne, the house Paries offers you to discover the choloate world and other basque sweets.authenticity and quality are waiting for you in this new fabrication site where they will explain you all the know-how of this familiar enterprise.
Let’s taste basque beers and during a guided visit, lets’ discover the elaboration and the fabrication of the beers in friendly atmosphere. All the beers ar also in sale.
Weaving Lartigue à Ascain
The Lartigue workshops open their doors and reveal to you, during a guided visit, some secrets of their authentical know-how continued since four generations. A unique experience to live with your family.
Ecomuseum of pelote and xistera pilotari in Saint Pée Sur Nivelle
In the middle of this village, where the xistera in wicker was created in 1857, discover the house Donamartia where all the secrets of fabrication will be released. On bog screens, you will attend champions performances of pelote basque and you will discover the difficult technique of this sport thas has become internationally famous.
The museum of the sea in Biarritz
The museum of sea, aquarium offers you to discover around fifty aquariums and some thousands of species. In this beautiful building art-deco, you will attend a great show : seals feeding and the cave for sharks.
Cité de l’Océan in Biarritz
Built in June in 2011, this site made of games and science is only dedicated to the Ocean. Its mission is to raise awareness of people regarding to the weakness of our ecosystem. 3D animations and interactiv expositions will delight all the family.
Boat Hendayais II in Hendaye
Embark aboard this boatfrom Hendaye harbour and go discover Basque coast. You can chosse what os best for you : a guided visit (45, 65, 90 mn) daily o by night, you want some initiation to fishing or you prefer admire the fireworks from the middle of the ocean…The Hendayais adapts itself to your desires and make you discover Basque country differently.
La Rhune train in Sare
La Rhune, whose peak is up to 905m, offers when the weather is good, an exceptionnal 360 ° panorama all over Basque country, the Landes and the Pyrenee.The color blue of the ocean is mixed with the color green of luxuriant plants. You will be able to eat in the three famlous « ventas », restaurants in the mountains of Basque country. A path will allow the strongest to acceed to the peak thanks to a 2hours-trek where you will see pottoks, smal horses half wild. Inside the rack and pinion train aged of 1924, perfect solution for family, you will last only 35mn to arrive to the famous peak.
Boat Nivelle verte in Saint Jean De Luz
Go up to La Nivelle river, from Saint-Jean-de-Luz harbour untill Ascain village, on a zodiaque wich can welcome 12 people maximum. Discover then, by the water, the fauna and the flora of Basque country.
Snorkelling with flippers