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Places to visit in the Basque Country

Need to get away from it all? Enjoy a weekend in the Basque Country with family or friends.

Enjoy a relaxing stay on the West Coast. To complete your weekend vacation, book a stay at one of the many campsites in the Basque Country .

Ametza is the ideal campsite for a successful stay, with its range of accommodation and pitches, as well as its quality services.

The Basque Country is full of places to discover. In south-west France, after the sandy beaches of the Landes, you can admire the beauty of the coast. It stretches from the high cliffs of Biarritz to Hendaye.

Enjoy the coastline of the Basque Country through the seaside town of Biarritz. Make the most of your weekend with a thalasso cure. Places of interest include the Biarritz lighthouse, the aquarium and the Rocher de la Vierge.

Saint Jean de Luz is also a must-see on the Basque coast. It’s a famous seaside resort on a par with Guéthary, Biarritz and Bayonne. Saint Jean de Luz is brimming with historic sites such as Fort Socoa and Maison Louis XIV. This typical Basque town is also known for its gastronomy and its many surfing, jet-skiing and diving spots.

Visit the Basque hinterland!

The Basque Country boasts 4 villages with the ” Most Beautiful Villages in France ” label. These areAinhoa, La Bastide Clairence, Sare and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. A walk through these villages invites you to discover the typical architecture of the houses in this region.

In the Basque hinterland, stop off at Haute Soule. It’s a land of forests, hamlets, rivers and caves.

Among the local sights is the Holzarte footbridge, suspended 180 m above the ground. The Isturitz and Oxocelhaya caves are also must-sees during a weekend in the Basque Country. In fact, they have even been classified as Historic Monuments.

In addition, there are numerous trails winding through the Pyreneesfor hikers to enjoy. If you’re more the sporting type, you can try your hand at canyoning, rafting or climbing.

As the Basque Country lies on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela, you can follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims.

Venture to Pau, a charming town with breathtaking mountain views. If you’d like to spend your vacation or weekend visiting the Basque hinterland, don’t hesitate to rent accommodation at a nearby campsite.

Choosing your campsite for a weekend in the Basque Country

Ametza is the ideal place to stay during a trip to the Basque Country. This is a 4-star campsite in a charming, friendly setting between the ocean and the mountains.

It offers quality accommodation and pitches at particularly attractive prices.

You can choose to spend your stay in mobile homes, unusual accommodation or traditional pitches.

The establishment offers a wide range of services at competitive prices.

A tennis court, children’s club, spa, restaurant and a wide range of events are all part of your weekend in the Basque Country.

Just a stone’s throw from Saint Jean de Luz and Bayonne, Ametza is ideally located for discovering the Basque coast.

Bring your family for a weekend at this campsite with swimming pool to enjoy all the attractions of the Basque region.

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Frequently asked question about a weekend in the Basque Country

What’s the most beautiful town in the Basque Country to visit?

Don’t miss Bidart during your weekend in the Basque Country. Situated between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, this town overlooks the Atlantic. With over 5 km of beautiful beaches, you can bask in the Basque sunshine. You can also sample local specialties such as Basque cake.

When is the best time to visit the Basque Country?

Would you like to visit the Basque Country for a weekend? Opt for a summer trip to enjoy the Basque beaches and mild temperatures. It’s also a holiday season. However, if you want to avoid the crowds of tourists, you can choose another season, such as autumn or spring.

What to do if it rains in the Basque Country?

Even when it’s raining, there’s plenty to do in the Basque Country. For example, you can visit the Biarritz Aquarium, where numerous species of marine animals are on display. The Château d’Abbadia in Hendaye is another interesting site in the region, as are the Musée Basque in Bayonne and the caves at Sare.

Where to walk in the Basque Country?

During your weekend in the Basque Country, what about discovering Bayonne? The city is a veritable street art gallery, with monumental frescoes and plastic creations on display all over the metropolis. Or take a stroll through the gardens of Edmond Rostand’s home in Cambo-les-Bains.

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