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Vacations Basque Country

The 4-star Ondres Plage campsite is located just 10km from Bayonne in the Pyrénées Atlantiques. You leave the land of the Gascons to discover a world where the inhabitants are as proud as can be of their culture and traditions.

Let us guide you through the Basque Country to complete your stay. A guaranteed change of scenery!

For a vacation in the Basque Country, visit Saint Jean Pied de Port and its Basque culture, walk along the coastal path of the Basque coast from the French Basque Country to the Spanish Basque Country. Enjoy the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and explore the most beautiful cities on the Atlantic coast, such as Biarritz or Saint Jean de Luz!

Whether you’re a mountain lover or an aficionado of beautiful, unspoilt beaches, the Basque Country will enchant you with its many facets.

The coastal towns will delight you with the beauty of their rugged landscapes, sandy beaches and variety of water sports (surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddling, scuba diving, sailing, etc.), while the inland villages will seduce you with their colors (chili pepper red), their customs (local festivals punctuated by Basque song and dance, the traditional sport of Basque pelota), their character, their mountains (the Col d’Ibardin, the Rhune) and their unrivalled gastronomy (ewe’s milk cheese, Espelette pepper, veal axoa, Basque cake and, of course, the famous Bayonne ham).

The Basque Country is also a history of people, showcased in the region’s many sites and museums. And if you’re looking for the great outdoors, there’s a whole host of hiking trails to choose from: hike to La Rhune the Baïgura, Kakuetta Gorge You’ll also have the chance to see a pottok (a small local horse that lives in the mountains), as well as a host of other animals: isards, capercaillie, marmots, griffon vultures and… bears.
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A city of art and history, with its Gothic cathedral, ramparts, cloister, Basque Museum and Château-Vieux. Discover the town’s different districts, its pedestrian center, the Halles market, the Bayonne Ham workshop and the chocolate workshop. A city of sports (rowing, rugby, pelota, golf) and festivities with its Fêtes in July, Bayonne is also a peaceful town thanks to the two rivers that flow through it. See the Bayonne camping page.


Espelette is a typical Basque village, with its narrow streets, white houses with red or green frames and woodwork and, above all, its famous PDO chili pepper, making it a must-see when visiting the Basque Country.

St Jean Pied de Port

A must for your stay, St Jean Pied de Port is a medieval town combining tradition (espadrille factory) and art de vivre. Discover the historic heart of the citadel, redesigned by Vauban, the Porte St Jacques, the architecture of Basque merchant and artisan houses, the Bishops’ Prison and more.
The town is also the starting point for a host of discoveries: the Aldudes and its high-quality local produce, the Irouléguy vineyards, the white waters of the Nive (canyoning, rafting) and Iraty, home to Europe’s largest beech forest.


A small fishing village with a strong Basque character, boasting magnificent, unspoilt beaches where surfing is king.
The coastal path linking Bidart to Hendaye passes along this steep coastline.

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St Jean de Luz/Ciboure

The town of Saint Jean de Luz has recently enjoyed renewed fame and recognition thanks to the royal wedding of Louis XIV and Marie Thérèse. Its waterfront is dotted with half-timbered houses, making it an ideal destination for those looking for picturesque fishing ports. The bay is bathed in gentle waves, making it an ideal place for family bathing, while the mountains that border Labourd and Guipuzcoa offer exciting opportunities for water sports activities!


Charming little village, with typical Basque and Labourdine architecture. Attractions include a fronton and trinquet in the village center, a church, a cider mill and numerous hiking trails.
You can climb La Rhune (905m) from Ascain: 10km, 4h30 for a good hiker (exceptional panorama); the less sporty can take the little cogwheel train from Sare.