Biarritz-Basque Country

Get ready for an awesome time in Biarritz-Basque

If you are looking for a trip you will later describe as colourful, the Biarritz-Basque Country is your destination. Here you can add colour to both your day and your dressing as you will have to be dressed in white and red for the Fetes de Bayonne, a series of festivals which take place annually in Bayonne. The festivals include games, concerts, parades, traditional dances and fireworks.

After the festivals you can begin your day with surfing in Guéthary—one of the surfing hotspots in the whole of Europe. You can stand on top of one of the hills for a great view before going surfing. If surfing is not your thing, you can work on your swing at Phare de Biarritz. Established in 1888, Phare de Biarritz is one of the oldest and leading golf clubs in France.


  • Visit Guethary for a life tine surfing experience
  • Take a couple of swings at Pharre de Biarritz
  • Try some delicacies


Engage in Energetic and Less Energetic Activities

You can also watch the players of Cesta Punta at work in Saint-Jean-de-Luz for world championships. This is an annual championship which involves catching pelota (the ball) in a wicker scoop and throwing it against the front wall with great force. Countries such as France and Spain will compete to become the Cesta Punta world champions at the World Championships Barcelona 2018.

You can try less energetic activities here if you are not a huge fan of sports by going on a picnic with your friends at the top of Larrun Mountain. This will be the ideal place for you try out some piperade and sheep’s cheese with Itxassou cherry jam. Nothing says “welcome to Basque” like the piperade. The colour also resembles the flag of Basque.