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Discover the Basque Country with your family

The Basque Country is an idyllic destination for a vacation with your little tribe. Towns like Biarritz, Saint jean de Luz and Bayonne are packed with family activities.

Take your children for a weekend of fun and rejuvenation between the ocean and the mountains. A family vacation in the Basque Country is an opportunity to discover the region’s cultural, architectural and gastronomic treasures.

What are the best things to see and visit in this region of south-west France?

The Basque Country is one of the best destinations for family vacations. It boasts numerous beaches, some of which are among the most beautiful in France. One example is the beach at Hendaye. It’s a vast stretch of fine sand that opens directly onto the Atlantic Ocean, ideal for basking in the sun.

As well as beaches, the Basque Country also offers a wide range of other activities. This is particularly true of bike rides with your children. In fact, the region offers a variety of cycling routes through landscapes as authentic as they are varied.

Whether on the coast or in the hinterland, there are plenty of sights, monuments and villages to visit. If you’re a keen walker, you’ll be delighted by the many footpaths that criss-cross the Basque Country. It’s an opportunity to get to know the locals and their culture. At the same time, you can discover the exquisite local gastronomic specialties.

What’s more, the Basque coast is perfect for water sports of all kinds. In Biarritz, as in Saint jean de Luz, Hendaye or Bayonne, you can enjoy a wide range of water sports and activities. These include surfing, jet skiing, scuba diving and boat trips. The region also boasts a number of 4-star campsites where you can book weekend rentals. A family escape from the daily grind!

Camping Ametza welcomes you for a
weekend in the Basque Country!

For your stay in the Basque Country, opt for accommodation at the 4-star Ametza campsite. It’s a charming, friendly establishment, with a swimming pool and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

The campsite offers accommodations such as mobile homes and unusual lodgings, perfect for a cocooning family vacation. You have access to a wide range of services, and children will be delighted to play in the dedicated play areas. Children’s club and playground, multi-sports field and city park for all ages.


Ametza’s 200m² aquatic area promises fun and unforgettable memories for the whole family. It includes a heated swimming pool and a paddling pool for children.

What’s more, you can find everything you need at the campsite, including a bar, grocery store and restaurant. Various activities are also organized on site to enhance your stay.

You won’t have time to get bored between the various activities on the campsite and exploring the nearby towns. Spend your weekend in the Basque Country enjoying the comfort of your rental in Ametza and visiting the surrounding area.


What to see and do in the Basque Country with your family?

Hendaye is the perfect Basque town for a family outing. You’ll find a host of activities to suit every member of your family. These include musical parades and sandcastle competitions. The beach at Hendaye offers wide-open spaces and calm waters for relaxing with friends and family.

The Basque Country is the cradle of European surfing, so you can introduce yourself or your children to this board sport. The advantage of Hendaye is that its bay protects you from big waves, making it an ideal playground for beginners.

You can also set out to conquer the summit of La Rhune. For this ascent, you can either take a specially-designed path or board the Rhune mini-train. Once on the heights, you’ll have the chance to discover one of the most beautiful panoramas in the Basque Country. This breathtaking walk through the Basque hinterland takes you to the summit of this mythical mountain, whose highest point is 905 m above sea level. From its highest point, you have a sensational view of the region.

Alternatively, for family fun, visit Wow Park, the Basque Coast’s largest adventure park.

TheBiarritz aquarium promises to fascinate children, with its diversity of marine animals such as seals, turtles and various fish.

The local specialities are a real treat not to be missed. You can taste quality products such as Bayonne ham, Ossau Iraty cheese and Espelette pepper. Don’t miss the typical Basque dishes, including Basque cake, chipirons and piperade. There’s nothing like a gourmet break to round off your weekend in the Basque Country.

How do you get around the Basque Country with your family?

During a family weekend in the Basque Country, you’ll probably want to keep car travel to a minimum. In this case, cycling is the best way to get around on your vacation in south-west France. The region’s cycle paths are well maintained and well signposted. You have the choice of using your own bikes or renting bikes on site.

The Anglet tourist office even lends bikes free of charge to people aged 16 and over.

You can also take line 3 of the Car Express, which links Hendaye to Biarritz, via Saint-Jean de Luz.

There are also city bus services in every city. For example, you can take the Chronoplus bus if you’re staying between Anglet and Bidart.

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