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Pyrenees-Atlantiques

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About Pyrenees-Atlantiques

The landscape of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques offers much to the holidaymaker. The warm and glittering beaches of the Atlantic coast are perfect for a seaside holiday; further inland, you will find whitewashed villages peppering rugged green rolling hills inhabited by wild horses - the rural idyll of Basque country, and the ideal place for a hiking holiday. Throughout this pleasant and unspoilt region are medieval castles, Romanesque churches and beautiful monasteries. This is Basque country, home to the world's most unique and arcane cultures, and our collection of the best places to stay in Pyrenees-Atlantiques will make you want to stay forever.

Where to stay

The coast

If you're after a seaside holiday then you've come to the right place because the Pyrenees-Atlantiques brims with golden beaches. Strewn along the coastline are towns like Biarritz, Bayonne, Anglet and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Biarritz is beloved for her beaches, gorgeous 19th century architecture and the beautiful views gained from her coastal path while Bayonne, really a sub-section of Biarritz, is also lovely to visit.

The area along the Atlantic coast is extremely popular with surfers, who come in droves to ride the roaring waves. While in Biarritz be sure to check out the Eglise Saint-Martin, where you'll find the graves of Wellington's soldiers in a spot overlooking the sea.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz has some picturesque villas that are worth checking out, while also boasting more unspoilt beaches than the larger towns. Fish and shellfish are prevalent in the Basque towns along the coast, so expect a lot of fresh seafood!

Inland villages

The real charm of the region lies further inland, the green heartland of Basque country. There are the pretty villages scattered along the Aspe Valley like Saint Engrace, from where you can hike to the Gorges de Kakouetta - beautiful waterfalls in the shadow of high cliffs - which is well worth the effort, particularly for the sublime views. The region stands in the shadow of the Pyrenees mountains and has some of the best hiking spots in all of France, and a great many guided walking tours are on offer.

Green forested hillsides littered with picturesque whitewashed villages define the area, and the pretty villages are often considered to be some of the most beautiful in France. Ainhoa, for example, is a classic example of a Basque village: the centuries-old houses are white with red or green shutters and doors, and in Espelette, you can see chillies hanging out to dry.

Ainhoa is also a great starting point for a hiking holiday: on a hill above the town is an archaic Basque burial site, made up of Celtic-like gravestones. If you're in Basque country, you have to check out a "pottok", an enclosure for the wild horses native to the region. In January, Espellete becomes host to a pottok fair where you can see the horses for yourself.

As you get closer to the Spanish border, you meet places like Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, perfectly-preserved medieval towns strewn along the Saint James pilgrimage route. The area is steeped in history and towns like Navarrenx are wonderful to explore, with her old medieval ramparts and tunnels, while more isolated castles like the Chateau de Montaner offer fully immersive experiences to visitors: the vast polygonal structure, centred around a 36m high keep, is a sight-to-behold in itself, but summer activities like axe-throwing, medieval fayres and battle reenactments occur regularly.

What Not to miss

  • Lounge in the sunshine on the wide and white sand beaches of Biarritz or Saint-Jean-de-Luz!
  • Visit the ramparts and tunnels of the old walled town of Navarrenx.
  • Walk to the Gorges de Kakouetta and marvel at the beauty of the waterfall.
  • Hike through the rolling green farmland of Basque country. Be sure to look out for a "pottok" enclosure of wild horses!
  • Check out the picturesque medieval town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, only a few miles from the Spanish border.
  • Visit a traditional Basque village, many of which are considered to be the most beautiful in France, like Ainhoa or Sares.

The Pyrenees-Atlantiques has a diversity of landscape: from rural idyll to seaside paradise, it offers the holidaymaker a great variety of things-to-do, from hiking and history to sunbathing and surfing, and our pick of the best places to stay in Pyrenees-Atlantiques offers a range of hotels that will suit whichever holiday you choose.

The best places to stay in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Biarritz

  • Hotel du Palais is a grand option overlooking the Bay of Biscay. Come here for spacious rooms, opulent interiors, excellent dining and of course a pampering spa.
  • Right in the lively Quartier des Halles, you'll find the Hotel de Silhouette. It boasts funky modern rooms, a lovely garden and is just 300m from the beach.

St Jean de Luz

  • La Reserve is a beautiful family friendly hotel in a stunning clifftop position that guarantees breathtaking views over the Atlantic. Interiors have a contemporary feel, plus there's tennis courts, sprawling gardens and excellent Basque cuisine.
  • Chateau d'Urtubie is an elegant family-run property just out of town. The eight rooms are traditional in style and some boast antiques and period pieces. Plus there's beautiful gardens and a lovely outdoor pool.

Value for money

  • Chez Chilo: an adorable little hideaway in a pretty village ideal for large families, offering a swimming pool, restaurant serving local fare and a children's play area.
  • La Villa Hotel: in a charming spot above the Nive, a townhouse in the centre of Bayonne offering classic rooms. Lovely secluded gardens, ideal for a romantic retreat.

Rural escape

  • Ferme Elhorga: a lovely B&B nestling amidst rolling hillsides, offering rooms that blend contemporary and rustic styles. Sumptous breakfasts, gorgeous scenery and charming hosts. Ideal for couples on a hiking holiday.
  • La Bastide Estratte: a country house crawling with ivy in a secluded spot overlooking the Pyrenees. Ideal for hikers, the rooms are traditionally-decorated with exposed stone walls and wooden beams. Hot tub is perfect after a long day walking.
  • Ostape: sitting in the foothills of the Pyrenees, this beautiful lodge offers luxurious suites, a spoiling spa and glorious Basque cuisine. Ideal for couples or families.

Basque boutique

  • Ithurria: beautifully renovated 17th century inn in Ainhoa, with a Michelin-star restaurant and bright minimalist rooms. The exterior is classically Basque: whitewashed walls and red shutters.
  • Arguibel: with the beach a short drive away, this effortlessly cool combination of neo-Basque decor and stylish hi-tech designer rooms makes for a truly pleasant stay. Intimate and romantic, ideal for couples.

For foodies

  • The Jardins de Bakea is situated in a little village right on the Spanish border. It has 25 prettily decorated rooms, and its gourmet restaurant is one of the finest in the region, with wines to match!
  • Briketenia is a restaurant with rooms (located in Guethary just north of St Jean de Luz) owned by the renowned Ibarboure family who's CV is littered with Michelin stars. Rooms are simple, contemporary and chic. The food is sublime!
  • L'Auberge Basque is a Michelin starred restaurant with rooms set in lovely countryside to the east of St Jean de Luz. Come here for beautiful scenery, seriously stylish accommodation and food that will blow you away.

For an apartment or villa

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments throughout the Pyrenees-Atlantiques.

Travel information

  • Fly to Biarritz Pays Basque Airport.
  • If you want to rent a car, contact our partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to go is during the summer month, when the waters average at a temperature of 22 degrees and the weather itself is clement.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

  • Chez Chilo 8 rooms from £61

    Barcus, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    An adorable family hotel with fantastic rustic food, in a picturesque village. Fresh and simple bedrooms in pastels and whites and a lovely dining room, in which you'll be served the best local produce. A delightful garden, swimming pool and children's play area. The perfect hideaway.

    Hideaway  -  A French country getaway where you can trade the hustle and bustle for the laid back life of the mountains.
    Great walks  -  Grab a packed lunch from the hotel and set off to explore the plateaus, forests and grasslands.
    Sights nearby  -  The beautiful valleys of Aspe, Ossau and Barétous are nearby.
    Outstanding location  -  Tucked away in the Basque countryside
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  • La Villa Hotel 10 rooms from £66

    Bayonne

    An elegant white painted house a near the historic centre. Ten classic-contemporary bedrooms decorated in soft pastels. Breakfast on a lovely Italian-esque terrace overlooking secluded gardens. A tranquil spot on a hill above the Nive.

    Local exploring  -  Just a 15 minute walk into the historic town of Bayonne. Well positioned to explore the Basque country.
    Less £  -  You can book this property for as little as €80 per night.
    Families  -  Family friendly rooms which can sleep up to four.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the d Château Vieux castle in Bayonne.
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  • Hotel Laminak 12 rooms from £66

    Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A large country house/B&B set in beautiful gardens. Spacious, elegant rooms with private terraces onto the garden. Charming breakfast terrace, large swimming pool, and outdoor sauna. A great location for families and those on a budget.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for exploring the cities and beaches of the Basque region
    Value chic  -  With rooms from as little as €75 per night, it's a steal
    Local markets  -  There are lots of traidtional markets to visit in the surrounding towns and villages
    Swimming Pool  -  Lovely Outdoor Pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Hotel Harretchea 11 rooms from £69

    Ahetze, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A picturesque white washed house with deep red shutters set between the sea and mountains in the heart of the Basque Country. Contemporary interiors are simple and stylish, there's an ever friendly host and plenty to explore in the region.

    Local exploring  -  A glorious base to discover the Basque Country from.
    Surfing  -  Find ideal conditions for surfing on the nearby beaches.
    Spa
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Bastide Estratte 3 rooms from £80

    Lucq-de-Béarn, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    An ivy clad house set in a serene and secluded spot overlooking the Pyrenean peaks. Three individually styled rooms are charming and traditional with exposed beams, soft hues and wooden floors. Unwind in the hot tub, take long walks and discover the Jurançon wine routes.

    Country Escape  -  A tranquil and scenic spot overlooking the Pyrenean peaks.
    Great walks  -  Discover picturesque walking trails starting straight from the property.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Edouard VII 18 rooms from £70

    Biarritz

    Charming and oh-so-French address in the city centre. A 19th century mansion keeps its original interiors - wood panelling, wooden floors, and old mirrors - which compliment the rooms' elegant creams and whites. The breakfast terrace is the pièce de résistance. Relaxed and family-friendly.

    Families  -  Family rooms are available, with bunk beds for children
    City Style  -  Charming residence, in the centre of Biatrritz
    Local markets  -  Explore the local french markets both in Biarritz and further afield.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Rocher de la Vierge and the Eglise Sainte Eugenie
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  • Jardins de Bakea 25 rooms from £73

    Biriatou, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A charming property with lovely views of the Basque Country. Pretty rooms, traditional in style, with chintz fabrics and sash windows. Contemporary, well appointed bathrooms. Gourmet regional cuisine, a stunning outdoor terrace for dining and a great wine list to boot. An ideal country getaway.

    Foodies  -  The gourmet restaurant is one of the best in the region and serves stunning, locally sourced, seasonal dishes.
    Country Escape  -  Situated in a pretty garden with lovely sweeping views and plenty of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding area.
    Value chic  -  An excellent value stay
    Great walks  -  Lovely walks through the pretty Basque country.
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  • Olhabidea 5 rooms from £75

    Sare

    A restaurant with rooms that provides wonderful hospitality and food in a beautiful home. Five individually styled, traditional, rooms. Chintz fabrics, beamed ceilings and local art give a quaint feel. A delightful menu with much of the produce coming from the garden. A charming rural stay.

    Foodies  -  Mouthwatering, simple, regional cuisine using only the finest local ingrediants, most straight from the garden.
    Country Escape  -  A lovely rural property, cosy and quiet, at the foothills of the Pyrenees.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the late-Romanesque church and wander the streets of Sare with it's quaint whitewashed houses.
    Great walks  -  Spend a day at the coast and find stunning rugged walks.
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  • Chateau d'Urtubie 8 rooms from £75

    St Jean de Luz

    Elegant family-run chateau. Sympathetically restored bedrooms and suites crammed with antiques and artworks, and seriously impressive public spaces. Beautiful grounds and lovely swimming pool. Within walking distance of a gourmet restaurant. Ideal for foodies, couples, and local explorers.

    Value chic  -  Beautifully restored rooms start from just €85 per night.
    Foodies  -  Michelin recommended gourmet restaurant very close by.
    Great walks  -  There's a good range for all abilities from walking the coastal paths to hiking in the nearby mountains.
    Local markets  -  Visit one of many traditional local markets in the surrounding towns and villages.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Maison Oppoca 10 rooms from £78

    Ainhoa

    A pretty 17th century inn in the historic village of Ainhoa. Traditional rooms keep their charm with exposed stone walls and wooden beams yet have a fresh contemporary feel. Regional cuisine is served in the restaurant. Plenty of outdoor pursuits in the area. Inexpensive, ideal for a country break.

    Local exploring  -  Book a stay here and you're perfectly placed for exploring both rural towns and villages and the coast and beaches.
    Country Escape  -  A converted coaching lodge with a number of outdoor activities in the surrounding area.
    Great walks  -  Great hiking opportunities in the surrounding area and you may also see the Basque small wild horses, "pottocks".
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the pretty seaside town of Saint Jean de Luz.
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  • Maison Maxana 5 rooms from £79

    La Bastide-Clairence, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A boutique B&B in an historic house. Chic rooms and suites have contemporary furnishings and all the mod cons. Works of art and objets d'art fill every corner, plus there's a large swimming pool and sun bathing area for relaxing, and lunch on request. A quiet base for local exploring.

    Country Escape  -  La Bastide Clairence has been described as one of France's most beautiful villages, perfect for a rural break.
    Local exploring  -  Beaches, countryside, villages, and monuments to explore.
    Views  -  Beautiful green countryside around.
    Sights nearby  -  Charming villages and historic abbeys, churches, and cathedrals to explore.
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  • Briketenia Hotel 14 rooms from £83

    Guethary

    A chic boutique restaurant with rooms owned by renowned restauranteurs the Ibarboure family. Undeniably brilliant cuisine. Trendy interiors with simple white-washed walls, exposed stonework and small balconies to take your gourmet breakfast on. Miles of sandy beaches nearby. French paradise.

    Foodies  -  Owned by the Ibarboure family who harbour generations of restaurantier experience and are littered with Michelin Stars.
    Surfing  -  Long swathes of sandy beaches with excellent surf conditions.
    Great walks  -  Miles of coastline to be explored.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Arraya 20 rooms from £84

    Sare

    Delightful, family-run hotel in the centre of lovely Sare. It combines the comfort of a modern hotel with the charm of a quintessentially Basque residence - wooden beams, colourful country fabrics, pretty objets d'art and quaint bed spreads. An excellent restaurant too. A charming country abode.

    Country Escape  -  A gorgeous property, set in one of France's prettiest villages, at the foothills of the Pyrénées.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the storybook pretty hamlet of Ihalar.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Arcé 22 rooms from £88

    St-Etienne-de-Baigorry, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    Magical riverside setting in a typical Basque village. Excellent restaurant serving rustic treats such as wood pigeon. Large elegant bedrooms with terraces and beautiful mountain views. Guests are invited to relax by the outdoor pool or the cosy hotel lounge. A peaceful country retreat.

    Foodies  -  The in-house restaurant dishes up delicious rustic treats.
    Country Escape  -  Located at the foot of the Ispéguy pass
    Romantic  -  Beautiful location, perfect for a weekend away
    Sights nearby  -  A beautiful mountain range to be explored
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Relais du Silence Argi Eder 26 rooms from £88

    Ainhoa

    A gorgeous property set in a quaint village in the hills of the Basque Country. Traditional french-country rooms feature light wooden furniture and pretty fabrics. Lovely gardens equipped with a tennis court and pool. The gourmet regional cuisine is a treat. A charming rural abode.

    Foodies  -  Foodies will love the season and traditional cuisine served in the gourmet restaurant.
    Country Escape  -  Set in lovely gardens with a tennis court and swimming pool - the perfect country stay
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Rock of the blessed Virgin that overlooks Biarritz Bay.
    Great walks  -  There are plenty of paths for all abilities close by
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  • Maison Garnier 7 rooms from £92

    Biarritz

    A refined sea side hotel within walking distance of Biarritz's beaches. Just 7 bedrooms with white washed walls and wooden floorboards, some with private balconies. Elegant and poised - an intimate hotel with plenty of style.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for getting the best from Biarritz and the surrounding Basque Country
    Beach Life  -  Situated just three minutes walk from the beach.
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only establishment
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Hotel Villa Catarie 16 rooms from £96

    Guethary

    A gorgeous townhouse hotel in Guethary. Romantic rustic-style rooms and suites filled with sumptuous fabrics and antiques. Beautiful garden, pool, and breakfast terrace. A stunning location for romantics who want to experience the surf, sand and restaurants around.

    Full of character  -  The property dates back to the 18th century and all the rooms are furnished with antiques
    Sights nearby  -  You're bang in between Biarritz and St Jean de Luz so there's plenty to see close by
    Local markets  -  Explore the traditaional french market in Guethary and those further afield
    Surfing  -  This coastline is renowned for its great surfing
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Clos Mirabel 5 rooms from £97

    Pau (Pyrenees Atlantiques)

    A bright white country house, set in mature gardens, between the coast and the mountains. Five traditionally dressed rooms are all individually styled with dark antique furniture, warm hues and wooden floors. Indulgent breakfasts are served and the friendly hosts always give a warm welcome.

    Country Escape  -  A charming rural house set in stunning countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a train and a boat through the lo­cal caves at Béthér­ram.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • La Reserve, Saint-Jean-de-Luz 41 rooms from £101

    St Jean de Luz

    Beautiful hotel with stunning vistas of the Atlantic ocean. Its contemporary rooms are light and spacious with balconies that boast views out to the sea. Have a game of tennis or amble down the coastal path to the charming town of St Jean de Luz. The perfect place for exploring the Basque coastline.

    Families  -  Tennis courts, gardens, children's menus and plenty of activities - plus dogs are allowed
    Eco break  -  An eco friendly escape
    Great walks  -  Walk the coastal pathway which you can pick up right in front of the hotel
    Views  -  Its spectacular clifftop setting ensures great views out over the Atlantic
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  • L'Auberge Basque 12 rooms from £104

    Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A trendy rural abode in stunning scenery. A perfect merging of traditional design and simple Scandinavian style modernity. Rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, light wood, crisp white linens and contemporary art. Modern French Michelin starred dining. A chic country option.

    Active Holiday  -  Plenty of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding area to keep all entertained.
    Foodies  -  The Auberge boasts one Michelin star, a must stay for foodies in the area!
    Country Escape  -  Situated in a pretty rural location overlooking La Rhune Mountains.
    Families  -  Lovely family rooms with self-catering as an option.
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  • La Devinière 6 rooms from £105

    St Jean de Luz

    Utterly charming and individual B&B in the heart of the old town. An eclectic mix of decorations - china, rugs, objets d'art, paintings, and a wonderful library. Minutes from the beach. A really characterful spot.

    Beach Life  -  A gorgeous french house on a quiet pedestrian street leading to the main beach, in the heart of the old city.
    Full of character  -  La Deviniere oozes character and is filled with period objets and antiques plus a vast library to lose yourself in!
    Sights nearby  -  Located in St Jean de Luz's old town
    On the beach  -  In front of the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Les Volets Bleus 5 rooms from £113

    Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A laid back rural property not far from the coast. Chic rooms are modern with hints of the rustic; exposed beams and white washed furniture. Charming gardens to enjoy a game of boules, plus an outdoor pool. Excellent value, very relaxing, and plenty of coastal activities to get involved in.

    Country Escape  -  Although close to Biarritz, Basque mountain views, fragrant gardens and laid back atmosphere ensure a rural feel.
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in Spain between San Sébastian and Bilbao including a visit to the Blibao Guggenheim
    Local markets  -  Explore the traiditional french markets in local towns and villages
    Surfing  -  Over ten surf schools in the area
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  • Arguibel 5 rooms from £114

    Guethary

    A modern villa with a neo-Basque facade. High tech designer rooms focusing on rock'n roll, baroque, or stone spirits, all with private balconies. Walking distance to Michelin starred restaurants and beach sports galore. Ideal for foodies, surfers, and romancers.

    Beach Life  -  With swathes of golden sand just a short drive away this is a seriously chic spot for a beach holiday
    Foodies  -  The hotel is within walking distance of 2 michelin star restaurants.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Surfing  -  Suitable beaches nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
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  • Ferme Elhorga 5 rooms from £114

    Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A charming B&B set in a picturesque spot in the Basque Country. Five light and airy individually styled rooms perfectly mix traditional and contemporary styles. The hosts are warm and friendly, breakfasts indulgent and the area is full of things to explore.

    Hideaway  -  A small charming B&B set in tranquil rural surrounds.
    Great walks  -  Find numerous walking trails starting straight from the property.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Full of character
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  • Hotel Les Pyrenees 18 rooms from £115

    St Jean Pied de Port

    A charming hotel in rural Basque country. Contemporary chic rooms and suites with all the mod cons, polished wooden floors, and elegant furnishings. Fabulous Michelin starred restaurant, pool, and lovely terraces. Excellently placed for local sightseeing.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for getting to know this charming region of France
    Foodies  -  Michelin starred restaurant showcasing inventive Basque cuisine.
    Sights nearby  -  Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port itself has many attractions which you can reach by foot.
    Swimming Pool  -  Large outdoor pool
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  • Ithurria 28 rooms from £118

    Ainhoa

    Charming renovated 17th century inn with Michelin-starred restaurant. A hotel with a rich heritage and an equally rich experience - delicious food, activities aplenty (tennis, swimming, golf), refreshingly simple rooms and family apartments. Foodies, families, fun in the sun.

    Total relaxation  -  A warm and welcoming hotel sItuated in tranquil countryside, with a sauna, pool, reading room and lovely gardens.
    Families  -  With some large apartments and plenty of activities for everyone to partake in, from table tennis to golf.
    Foodies  -  The food is simply stunning - the restaurant holds one Michelin star
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around one of the most beautiful villages in France, Ainhoa.
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Château de Clair de Lune 17 rooms from £123

    Biarritz

    Set in a large leafy estate stands a chateau, a hunting lodge and a villa - an ideal spot for foodies, families or groups touring the Basque country. A wonderful restaurant, beautiful period-inspired interiors and lovely garden. A really magnificent place to explore Biarritz.

    Private villas  -  There is a separate hunting lodge and a separate villa on the estate
    Families  -  Lots of space for children to roam
    Country Escape  -  In a beautiful estate
    Sights nearby  -  Just 4km from the centre of Biarritz
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  • Villa L'Arche 8 rooms from £132

    Guethary (Bidart)

    A charming hotel right on the beach. Contemporary rooms are large, with sea views and splashes of colour, and roomy apartments are ideal for families. Shady terrace to enjoy the views, and the garden directly links to the beach. Laid back, chic and sunny.

    Beach Life  -  You can hear the sea from rooms and coastal walks are just a stone's throw away. Unwind in the seaside-chic atmosphere
    Surfing  -  In nearby Biarritz, there are many surf schools for all abilities
    On the beach  -  There's a path from the garden directly on to a soft sandy beach
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Spanish border, for the Bilbao Guggenhiem
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  • Etchebri 5 rooms from £132

    (Forêt de Chiberta), Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A small chic B&B ideally positioned in a secluded spot near the Basque Country coast. Rooms are light and bright with crisp white linen, floor to ceiling windows and pale wooden floors. An enormous pool sits out front, there's surfing and golf nearby as well as bikes to hire.

    Families  -  A family friendly property surrounded by a variety of activities to suit everyone.
    Surfing  -  Find perfect surf conditions at the nearby beaches.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Villa Navarre 30 rooms from £141

    Pau

    An idyllic hotel set in a beautiful 18th century mansion, on the outskirts of Pau. The tastefully decorated rooms combine modern style with traditional elegance. The atmospheric Le Soft Bar is a great spot to enjoy views over the Pyrenees. A grown up getaway for two.

    Romantic Break  -  The romantic suites boast lavish bathrooms and access to the sauna and hot tub, as well as gourmet food and stunning views.
    Sights nearby  -  Anyone with an interest in architecture and history should visit Beaumont Palace, less than a mile away.
    Great walks  -  The property sits on two hectars of lovely walks through the surrounding parkland.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel de Silhouette 20 rooms from £145

    Biarritz

    Airy and contemporary addition to Biarritz’s hotels. A beautiful sandstone building with funky modern rooms and a lovely garden. A charming place to stay, nestled in the town's streets, with great restaurants and a daily market place close by.

    City Style  -  A smart hotel in the lively Quartier des Halles
    Beach Life  -  Just 300m from the beach
    Local markets  -  Daily market just a few steps away
    Lively  -  Close to local hot spots
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  • Ostapé 22 rooms from £175

    Bidarray, Pyrenees-Atlantiques

    A Pyrenean lodge nestled in the hills with sweeping views over the valley. Giant suites with white washed walls and exposed beams. Swimming pool, spa, and fantastic Basque cuisine. A back to nature experience with comforts designed for romancers, foodies, and even families.

    Country Escape  -  The rooms are spread throughout both the main house and other properties, all with gorgeous views
    Views  -  View across the Nive valley from a 45 hectare estate.
    Outstanding location  -  In the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees.
    Cooking classes  -  Join one of the cookery classes and take home some Basque recipes of your own!
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels, Fodors
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  • Le Beaumanoir 8 rooms from £201

    Biarritz

    A luxurious Five Star hotel close to the beach. Contemporary rooms in Baroque style have large marble bathrooms. An outdoor pool, library and excellent bar. Superb regional cuisine and plenty of intimate spaces to relax in. Dramatic, romantic and understated.

    Honeymoons  -  5* luxury awaits in this French hideaway; beaches a short walk away, beautiful pool, French cuisine and romantic rooms
    Cooking classes  -  Many schools in Biarritz: Uhart Shop, La Table d'Aranda and Phillipe Restaurant
    Great walks  -  Climb the 248 steps of the Lighthouse!
    Surfing  -  Over 10 surf schools in the area
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  • Hotel Du Palais 154 rooms from £289

    Biarritz

    A grand hotel overlooking the Bay of Biscay. Opulent interiors throughout with chandeliers and heavy draped curtains and frescoes. The rooms are standardly large and impressive. An indulgent spa and indoor and outdoor pool. Steps from the beach. Multiple fine-dining restaurants. A spoiling stay.

    Families  -  Family rooms and plenty of space for little ones to explore plus a lovely spa for adults
    Beach Life  -  Just steps from Biarritz’s beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Just half an hour from the hotel is the fairytale like Abbadia Castle.
    Fishing  -  Sea fishing in the Bay of Biscay.
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