Top 5 must-do activities in the Basque Country
It's time to step outside of your mobile home and venture out with the campsite... enjoy a wonderful excursion in Atlantic Pyrenees. What will you do in the Basque Country? Here are the best activities on the coast to enjoy with family, as a couple or with friends!
What would the Basque Country be without Bayonne? Its lively festivals, its colourful facades, its traditional shops, its ancient ramparts by Vauban... Holder of the "City of Art and History" title, Bayonne is a historical and gastronomic point of interest where you will love to get lost. Taste Easter ham and chocolate in May, and don't forget to visit the inspiring Villa Arnaga, home of famous author Edmond Rostand.
In the Bay of Biscay, on the Basque coast, nestles a corner adored by surfers: Biarritz. This town in the Basque Country, surrounded by cliffs, is the ideal place for swimming or strolling by the sea. Neighbouring Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Biarritz is famed for its emblematic lighthouse, Les Halles market, Cité de l'Océan museum, its aquarium and, of course, its beaches.
If you want to get out of the city to go for a walk in the fresh air, La Rhune is the unmissable spot. Located at an altitude of 905m between France and
Spain, this Basque peak dominates the Atlantic mountain range. Take the train or pull on your hiking boots to admire a breath-taking 360° panorama!
Take the Basque Corniche coastal walk to discover incredible views of the cliffs of the Atlantic Pyrenees. After that, go to the third largest marina in Aquitaine: Hendaye. A pleasant town for strolling and trying a variety of water sports.
The most beautiful villages of France in the Basque Country
Visiting Basque Country gives you the chance to discover some of the most beautiful villages in France. Ainhoa, Sare, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and La Bastide-Clairence are well worthy of a day trip for their Navarrese stone architecture, their typical Basque colours and their medieval bridges.
The best campsites in the Basque Country
Are you looking for a campsite in the Basque Country as a family, as a couple or with friends for your next holiday? Here are the best campsites featuring mobile home rental and plenty of activities!
800m from Bidart awaits Campsite Oyam, a brilliant 4 star resort in the heart of the Basque Country. The campsite is located between the beach and the town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, allowing you to visit many popular places along the Atlantic coast. Oyam boasts a brilliant water park featuring a heated swimming pool, waterfall and slides, as well as a very comprehensive wellness area with a massage parlour, sauna, thalassotherapy service, manicures, hairdressing... and entertainment all day long!
Campsite Le Ruisseau des Pyrénées
In the heart of a vast wooded and flowery estate, 5 star
Campsite Le Ruisseau des Pyrénées
welcomes you on a relaxing stay in a comfortable mobile home. With unique activities, from fishing and visits to the mini-farm, a stay at the site will delight the young and old alike. Very close to Biarritz, Le Ruisseau des Pyrénées promises you beautiful walks in the Basque Country.
Campsite Lou Pignada
Between Hossegor and Biarritz, 4*
Campsite Lou Pignada
is the ideal place for cycling lovers. Discover its cycle paths by the Ondres sea, pedal around lovely lakes and explore the Marais d'Orx nature reserve. This campsite in the Basque Country also offers entertainment and shows, a children's club, playgrounds and an aquatic area with a heated swimming pool.
Visit the ocean by shuttle bus from 3-star
and join the sailing club on the beach. Take advantage of the onsite swimming pool with water slides and Jacuzzi, as well as the many sports grounds on the campsite. With a children's and teens' club, shows and entertainment, stay at Azu'rivage for an entertaining holiday by the sea!
Our tips for your camping holiday in the Basque Country
Everything you need to know before going on a camping holiday in the Basque Country!
When should I go to the Basque Country?
The ideal time to visit the Basque country is during the summer holidays, when you can enjoy a hot and dry climate by the sea, and cooler climate in the mountains. The days remain very beautiful in September and October when the prices of campsites are more affordable.
Which campsite to choose in the Basque Country?
To spend a stay in the heart of the Basque Country, we recommend booking a mobile home in 4-star Campsite Oyam in Bidart or at 5-star Campsite Le Ruisseau des Pyrénées in Biarritz. Close to the best sightseeing spots on the Atlantic coast, these excellent destinations promise you enjoy rich and festive holiday!
What are the best campsites with a swimming pool in the Basque Country?
Are you going with your family? The pool complex at Le Ruisseau des Pyrénées is the largest in the area. If you want to go and see Arcachon or take the opportunity to visit the famous Dune du Pilat, Campsite Les Vignes 5 stars in Lit-et-Mixe is perfect! Its newly renovated water park offers an authentic outdoor lagoon bordered by a beach within the campsite itself... ideal for kids and parents alike!
Which campsites offer wellness areas in the Basque Country?
4* Campsite Oyam in Bidart is the best choice of destination in terms of beauty and wellness. You will find areas for beauty treatments, hairdressing, manicure, thermal baths, sauna, hammam, bubble bath, massages in addition to being able to relax in its splendid outdoor swimming pool.