When it comes to getting the best from your holidays, it's worth keeping in mind that Banca is merely the tip of the iceberg; Aquitaine features an abundance of wonderful places to visit. Notre Dame de St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and St-Jean-Pied-de-Port Citadel in and around Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, are good spots to visit. Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, is approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Banca. Sare is another spot worth checking out. Here you'll find the La Rhune and Grotte de Sare. Sare is approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) away from Banca.
Once you've fully explored Banca, why not check out the nearest regional city. Bayonne sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions including Bayonne Citadel, Musee Basque and Bayonne Cathedral. Bayonne City Hall, Musee Bonnat and Bayonne Arena are other attractions worth visiting for those who find themselves with time to spare.
If you need to escape the elements, it's hard to go past Aquitaine's history museums, nature museums and art museums. These are great spots to soak up some of the region's rich cultural tapestry and find a unique souvenir or two. Aquitaine is home to some important churches and other places of worship, ideal places to catch a glimpse of the region's gentler side.
If your idea of a great vacation is pushing yourself to the limit in the great outdoors, then join one of the many mountain biking and rock climbing excursions this region has to offer. The vicinity of Banca is a great place to get outdoors, get active and enjoy the invigorating embrace of winter. When the temperature falls, pull on your woollens and spend the day skiing or cross-country skiing.
Sadly, vacations rarely last forever, but be rest assured, when you have to leave Aquitaine, you'll be leaving with many memories, photos and keepsakes to take with you.