South France Campsites in Basque Country
Try a camping holiday by the sea in the French Basque Country.
Here on the Basque country coast you can explore the charming towns of Bidart, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye, admire the sheer cliffs, fine sandy beaches and picturesque villages and breathe in the mild ocean air. You can surf at Guéthary, pamper yourself with a little thalassotherapy in Hendaye, enjoy a meal in the old port at Biarritz and revel in the red and white festivities of the Fêtes de Bayonne.
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The French Basque Country, a uniquely appealing landscape
The changing face of the Atlantic, the lush green foothills and the ancient, cromlech-dotted peaks of the Pyrenees have all stamped their mark on the French Basque Country – a region of contrasts but also of harmony. A camping holiday in the French Basque Country provides the ideal opportunity for a little gentle exploring and time to sample the local cuisine and simply sit back and enjoy life.
The mythical natural landscapes of the French Basque Country
Setting out from your campsite inland into the French Basque Country, enjoy a leisurely drive through the rolling, green hills grazed by flocks of sheep, stopping off whenever the fancy takes you to admire and explore the lovely scenery, taking each moment as it comes. Inland, the unspoilt villages of Ascain, Ainhoa, Espelette and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port proudly sport the green, red and white of the Basque flag. Here you can visit the prehistoric caves at Sare, the caves at Isturitz and Oxocelaya and, of course, the beautiful Iraty forest. The summit of La Rhune, so emblematic of the French Basque country and accessible by a narrow gauge rack-and-pinion railway, offers stunning views of this region of mystery and tradition.
A camping holiday in the French Basque country – a riot of red, white and green
Wherever you go in the French Basque Country, you won’t fail to be impressed by the striking red and white façades that characterise the buildings of its towns and villages. A perfect example comes in the shape of the charming Villa Arnaga, formerly the home of Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac, at Cambo-les-Bains. Not far away, the unspoilt villages of Ascain, Ainhoa, Espelette and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port also sport the green, red and white of the Basque flag. Back at the campsite too, you’ll find the red and white timber buildings so characteristic of the French Basque Country. A visual feast that is sure to make your camping holiday in the French Basque Country one you’ll never forget.