The ocean, the beach, mountains and local culture: the Basque town of Bayonne summed up perfectly! Just a few minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and the famous seaside resort of Biarritz, Bayonne lies not far from the untouched beaches of the Landes coast and 40 minutes from the first foothills of the Pyrenees. The climate there is oceanic, with average temperatures of 24°C in July and August.
Of course, it’s impossible to talk about Bayonne without mentioning the region’s strong Basque identity. You can hear it in the local dialect, but also see it in the classic architecture of the farms with asymmetric roofs and timber frames painted in bright colours. For a total change of scenery, enjoy tasting Pintxos at your Bayonne holiday rental.
During your stay at your holiday accommodation in Ondres, nearby Bayonne, you’ll struggle not to give in to at least one of the seven deadly sins!
First up, laziness: holidays are made for... doing nothing. So, delight in the golden sandy beaches and unspoilt natural landscapes, the sound of the wind through the pine trees and scent of the sea air mixed with the tree sap. Take care of yourself at one of the thalassotherapy centres or spas in the region.
Next, desire: the desire to try out all the sports that the Basque coast has to offer. Surfing of course, but also rafting, canoeing, paragliding, mountain biking, golf, Basque pelota, hiking, etc. Unless of course you’d prefer to spend your time exploring the Medieval town centre of Bayonne, where you can wander its laid-back streets during a guided tour.
Finally, gluttony: the Basque artisans will have you tasting their local produce made with passion. There’s Bayonne ham of course, but also chocolate, Basque cake, wine and tapas, who had the bright idea of crossing the Spanish border to pep up your taste buds.
Whether you prefer an apartment or a house, our Bayonne holiday rental, the residence L'Allee des Dunes*** in Ondres, offers luxury accommodation for 4 to 8 people. Enjoy your tapas in complete tranquillity on your patio or balcony. Everything you need is in place so there’s no need to go anywhere: the outdoor pool includes a children’s paddling pool, mini golf to work on your swing while having fun, the bouncy castle for the little ones and the boules and tennis courts for the adults.
Whatever age your children are, they’ll make friends easily at the kids’ club open during the summer holidays for ages 4 to 12 and 12 to 17. You might even make some friends too, during your stay at your holiday accommodation with a kids’ club in Ondres! Attend the events organised for adults, especially the welcome drinks on your arrival.
The pleasure of staying at the residence L'Allee des Dunes*** is even greater, given the satisfaction of contributing to sustainable tourism. In fact, the establishment is Green Key certified. This label recognises all the residences committed to working in favour of sustainable tourism, preserving the environment, our natural resources, and using local suppliers. What are you waiting for? Book your eco-friendly stay at your holiday accommodation with a pool in Ondres today!
The Basque Country is the region that will delight your taste buds! Here is what you should not miss :
- The Basque cake from Maison Pariès
- Bayonne Ham
- The Espelette chilli pepper (or in Basque Ezpeletako biperra)
During your stay near Bayonne, we advise you to spend a day in the beautiful city of San Sebastian, Spain. On the program, walk, shop and especially take a break in one of the pintxos (tapas) bars of the city. You will love it!
When they say South West, you think...of surfing, of course! Whether you're a couple, a family or with friends, book your surfing lessons in Biarritz now (the ideal spot to start!).