Courant d'Huchet Nature Reserve
Bayonne, the ideal holiday destination!
Lying on the border between the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Landes, Bayonne is well known for delighting the eyes as much as it delights the palate! In one of its restaurants, with its red and white flag, come and sample the famous local ham or follow the enticing scent of one of its many chocolate-makers. A “Town of Art and History”, Bayonne’s heritage is quite remarkable, as its ramparts, the Château-Vieux and the Basque Museum all bear witness. So many places to discover as you wander its sun-drenched streets!
And when you return to your campsite at the water’s edge, the surprises continue: relaxing and bathing in the heated aquatic area, a pétanque tournament near the multisports ground, bike rides along the edge of the beach, soaking up the sun on the garden furniture of your holiday rental... When camping with Sandaya, no two days are ever the same!
Visit Bayonne with the family
Vibrant, alive and in perpetual movement, the heart of Bayonne beats to the rhythm of the nearby Atlantic rollers. Enjoy a gentle walk along the banks of the Adour with the family, and follow the river all the way to the sea. And when you arrive, discover the impressive beaches of soft fine sand, each more beautiful that the others! So pick your spot, spread out your towel and settle down for a fabulous picnic under the radiant sun of south-west France.
Once the meal is finished it’s time for games in the water and bathing! And don’t forget your mask and snorkel, in Bayonne you’ll discover a sublime unspoilt coastline guaranteed to ensure you’ll never stop loving your holiday in the Basque country!
Visit Bayonne as a couple
Taking a romantic holiday to explore the Atlantic coast? A trip to Bayonne will immerse you in the age-old Basque traditions, such as the Courses Landaises, the Basque game of pelota and of course the Bayonne fêtes. If you’re in Bayonne during the month of July, come and mingle with the crowds of festival-goers, or “festayres” as they say here in the Basque country. Move to the exhilarating music of the “bandas” until it’s time to watch the firework display that brings it all to a close. And in between, there’s the Bayonne Basque Museum to discover all you ever wanted to know about the rich local culture!
After a romantic stroll along the quays, settle yourselves comfortably at a table for two in a restaurant specialising in the glorious cuisine of south-west France: fish, tapas, delicatessen meats... You’ll never want to leave!
Camping Bayonne: our handy tips for a successful stay
Travelling with youngsters who already appreciate the good things in life? Then one visit you can’t miss is to the famous Andrieu chocolate factory!
In the heart of the old town, stop off at the Sainte-Marie cathedral for a gentle stroll through its famous cloister!
As you walk along the banks of the Nive, admire the façades of the multicoloured houses as they’re reflected in the river!
Board sports fan? Make for the Les Cavaliers and Les Dunes beaches to join the surfers as they dance over the waves!