Just 20km from Bayonne the rugged cliffs form a natural harbour protecting St Jean de Luz. A paradise for all ages where the magnificent sandy beach and superb bay provide a safe environment for sunbathing and taking a dip. St Jean de Luz has colourful pedestrian shopping streets and a historic heritage. Presiding majestically over the port, la Maison de l’Infante played host to the future queen of France, Maria Theresa of Spain before her marriage to French King Louis XIV, celebrated on June 9th 1660 in the St John the Baptist Church in the heart of the old town.
Further down the coastal route, Hendaye is the last stop before the border with Spain. A perfect Basque holiday destination, this beautiful seaside resort offers 3 km of sandy, child-friendly beaches as well as a bay and a marina for water sports like sailing, surfing, kayaking and even diving and a sea-front spa complex.
Perched upon the coastal route the the Neo-Gothic chateau of the Irish-Basque explorer Antoine d'Abbadie watches over the town. A short boat trip across the port takes you to the Spanish town of Fontarrabia where you can taste delicious tapas.