What to see in the surroundings
In the immediate vicinity
→ The abbey of Arthous (10 km - 15 min) dating from the 12th century with an interactive museum. Every Pentecost weekend, this abbey hosts the international ceramics festival, which is the largest ceramics market in Aquitaine, with more than 70 exhibitors, activities and conferences.
→ The abbey of Sorde de l'Abbeye (11 km - 15 min) is located on the walking route to Santiago de Compostela. It is a former Benedictine monastery, founded in the 10th century, with a special cryptoportic: an underground gallery of 70 meters.
→ The Château de Laàs (48 km - 40 min) which houses the museum Serbat, presenting the art and antiques collection of Mr and Mrs Serbat.
CAPBRETON (28 km - 30 min)
A famous fishing, marina and seaside resort with eight sandy beaches, - surfing and sailing schools, shops, ...
DAX (25 km - 30 min)
The most visited thermal town in France with 12 thermal baths and more than 50,000 patients per year. Its healing water and mud are used for the treatment of rheumatology and phlebology. Furthermore, the town has a number of interesting sights such as the cathedral Notre Dame, the Warm Fountain (Fontaine Chaude), the Gallo-Roman city walls, the arena, the Musée de l'ALAT et de l'Hélicoptère, the Musée Bordat and the Musée Georgette Dupouy.
Worth visiting also is the art deco facade of the Splendid hotel, the Theodore Denis park, the Potinière garden, the banks of the Adour and also the lively market on Saturday morning.
Every year around August 15th it's party time in the city, on the occasion of the Feria of Dax: five days and nights of partying with fanfares (bandas), fireworks, bullfights, exhibitions and a lot of other activities!
BAYONNE (30 km - 35 min)
The cultural capital of the French Basque Country, with its historic centre, the cathedral Sainte-Marie, the houses along the river Nive, the botanical gardens, Musée Basque, Musee Bonnat, ...
Every year the famous city festival "Fêtes de Bayonne" takes place at the end of July. On the weekend of Easter, the Foire au Jambon takes place, the celebration of the Bayonne ham, and in October chocolate lovers can visit the “Bayonne fête son chocolat”-days.
ANGLET (33 km - 40 min)
Famous Basque seaside resort with 11 sandy beaches stretched out over 4.5 km, a 230 ha forest, a thalassotherapy centre, the Chiberta golf course, surf spots, cycle paths and long promenades along the Atlantic coast.
BIARRITZ (40 km - 45 min)
The most prestigious and elegant seaside resort on the Atlantic coast, made famous in the 19th century by the stay of Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III. In Biarritz there is always plenty to do: water sports, wellness, golf, numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Worth seeing are: the "Rocher de la Vierge", the palace of Empress Eugénie, the racecourse, the "Villa Belza", the Musée de la Mer (in a beautiful art deco building), the Musée du Chocolat, the Musée d'Art Oriental and the Musée Historique de Biarritz.
Throughout the summer there are festivities: the "Scenes Estivales" with free summer concerts, the "Nuit Féerique" on August 15 with grandiose fireworks and the "Fête au Port", this all besides international surfing contests.
CAMBO-LES-BAINS (52 km - 45 min)
Charming spa town with impressive hotels and art deco villas. In the town you will also find Villa Arnaga, the house of Edmond Rostan, the writer of Cyrano de Bergerac, with its beautiful gardens and the Chocolaterie-Musée Puyodebat.
SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ (55 km - 50 min)
Trendy seaside resort, known for its macaron, with photogenic fishing harbour, beautiful promenade along the beach and elegant villas.
ESPELETTE (57 km - 50 min)
A typical Basque village, known for its pepper, the "Piment d'Espelette", which you can taste in the "Atelier du Piment". Worth visiting also is the Église Saint-Étienne and the restored feudal castle.
SAINT-JEAN-PIED-DE-PORT (70 km - 1 h)
Picturesque mountain town situated on the "Camino Francés" (the French route to Santiago de Compostela).
PAU (85 km - 1 h)
The historic capital of Béarn with a medieval centre. Don't miss the castle (now a museum with an impressive collection of Flemish tapestries) with its beautiful Renaissance gardens and the Beaumont park where you should definitely go via the Boulevard des Pyrénées. Just like from a balcony, this 1,800 m long promenade offers a magnificent view of the peaks of the Pyrenees.
SAN SEBASTIAN (90 km - 1h 15 min)
A Spanish hidden gem: a seaside resort with the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants per square metre in the world.
TARBES (120 km - 1h 15 min)
The former capital of the county of Bigorre with amongst others: Le Jardin Massey, containing the Musée Massey and the ruins of the monastery of the former abbey of Saint-Sever-de-Rustan, the cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Sède, Haras de Tarbes, the national stud farm founded by Napoleon and the Marcadieu hall (covered market).
LOURDES (120 km - 1h 25 min)
The world famous Catholic pilgrimage site that is visited all year round by pilgrims from all over the world.
EUGENIE-LES-BAINS (125 km - 1h 20 min )
A rural town known for its health resort, which was given its name by the financial support of Empress Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III. It is also home to the famous star chef Michel Guérard, who runs various businesses there and organises cooking classes. There are also the landscaped park with its waterfall and rose garden, thermal baths for the treatment of metabolic and rheumatic diseases, a spa farm with wellness and the gardens of Prés d'Eugénie.
DUNE DU PILAT (145 km - 1 h 45 min)
The highest dune in Europe, located on the territory of La Teste-de-Buch, near Arcachon (Gironde).
BORDEAUX (170 km - 2 hours)
The wine capital of France (with 60 names of origin ("appellations") and 7,000 winegrowers in the region) with its beautiful bridges, the hipster vibe at Darwin, the maze of streets filled with patisseries, (antique) shops and with the impressive buildings such as the Grand Theatre or the Flèche Saint-Michel tower. Since June 2007, part of the city, the Port de la Lune, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
BILBAO (180 km - 2 h)
Famous for its Guggenheim Museum and with nearby the "Bardenas", the widest desert area in Europe, and "La Rioja", the second largest wine region of the continent.