Just a few miles from your South Landes campsite (near Bayonne), the Basque Country ("Euskal Herria" in Basque) is a land rich in culture and nature, as well as history. It extends across south-western France to northern Spain in the Pyrénées-Atlantique department.
During your visit, you can explore an exciting region, with festivities, surfing, trendy seaside resorts, gastronomy, traditions, Basque pelota and nature, where centuries of history have left their mark.
Visiting the Basque coast
The most striking feature of the Basque Country is the landscapes, partly facing the Atlantic Ocean. The region has an attractive coast for hikers and surfers. Famous for board sports and for its sandy beaches stretching from Anglet to Hendaye via Biarritz, the Basque coast attracts visitors both for its famous surfing spots and for its breathtaking landscapes. It is a region of turquoise waters, cliffs and green hills.
Towards the Basque mountains
With the Cheese Route, the Isturitz and Oxocelhaya caves, the Rhune sightseeing train and prehistoric vestiges, along with some superb panoramas, the Basque mountains are not lacking in attractions! A great source of inspiration for fans of hiking and a wide range of other activities in the region.
Exploring Basque heritage
With its listed “Historic Towns and Regions”, UNESCO World Heritage sites, some of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France” and superb castles, the Basque Country can also boast a rich architectural and historic heritage. Visitors will be spoiled for choice for visits to explore the treasures of the Basque Country: Espelette, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Sare, Ainhoa, etc.
Tasting Basque specialities
Spending your holiday at the campsite in Nouvelle Aquitaine near the Basque Country is also a chance to savour gourmet pleasures with a wide range of culinary specialities. From the famous Espelette pepper to be found on market stalls all through the region, to a refreshing Sangria to enjoy at the Halles de Bayonne, sheep's milk cheeses and the delicious Gâteau Basque, the Basque Country also takes its unique identity from its gastronomy – with plenty of treats for the taste buds.