Espelette Vacations

35 miles (56 kilometers) to the west of Pyrenees Atlantiques, is Espelette, the perfect place to discover more about this fabulous region. A popular spot for visitors, Espelette is approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne Airport.

Espelette is the perfect place to stay while you are in Pyrenees Atlantiques as many of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance. Two attractions that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fabulous Villa Arnaga and the iconic Epherra Golf Course. Two other worthy points of interest that are within a short distance of Espelette are the Makila Golf Club and Golf d'Arcangues.

Holiday makers in Espelette, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, should make tracks to the cultural attractions nearby. Visit the various museums and collections in Musee Bonnat in Bayonne, Musee Basque and the Musee du Chocolat in Biarritz. If you enjoy art museums and galleries, admire the local artwork and other exhibits at the Asiatica Museum of Asian Art in Biarritz.

Get active out-of-doors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Stretch your legs and head to a local beach, for example Marbella Beach in Biarritz, the Cote des Basques and Lafitenia Beach in Ciboure. Keen gardeners enjoy destinations such as Mazon Park in Biarritz. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and well-designed botanical displays.

Some of Pyrenees Atlantiques' popular sights are in Espelette, including La Rhune in Sare, Bayonne Cathedral in Bayonne and the Chateau de Bayonne. Admire some of the holy places such as the Saint Martin Church in Biarritz and the Church of Saint-Andre in Bayonne. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain an appreciation of the impotence of faith in Espelette. To discover the nearby historic sights, be sure to check out Bayonne Citadel in Bayonne.

To play golf in a new setting, tee off at the Chantaco Golf Club in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ilbarritz Golf in Bidart and the Nivelle Golf Course in Ciboure.

Sports lovers vacationing in Espelette should head to Stade Jean Dauger, Bayonne to see the Aviron Bayonnais doing battle with visiting teams. On match days follow the river of blue and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.

Finding somewhere suitable to base yourself within Espelette is simple. Make reservations for the Hotel Campanile Biarritz, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz, or the Premiere Classe Biarritz.

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