French Basque Country Tour

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  • 8am to 5pm9 hours (approx)
  • Max Guests: Small Group
    Min Guests: 4
  • Available Daily

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A Unique and Delicious Tour of French Basque Country

BIARRITZ • SAINT JEAN de LUZ • MARKET TOUR • LUNCH • CITY & BEACH WALKS

The Basque Country straddles the Spanish-French border, and French Basque Country is as unique and captivating as the region on the Spanish side.

With distinctive architecture, delicious cuisine, lush countryside, and a curious French beach culture, there’s really nothing quite like it. 

While the “North Country”, or Iparralde as it is known in the local tongue, is still very much a part of the Basque Country, there’s a sophisticated French flair to the area that makes it one of our favorite day trips.

Your French Basque Country tour starts with a morning departure from San Sebastián and a dash up the coast to Biarritz.

Here, we visit the charming market — a real feast for the senses. We can stop for croissants and café or go straight for the oysters, pintxos of local foie, and wine.

We then unwind by walking on the coast to see some of the city’s charming beaches and historic sites.

It’s then time to make the short drive down the coast to Saint Jean de Luz. 

This traditional fishing village is like a living garden full of adorable streets lined with flowering vines and old-world Basque architecture. 

We visit one of our favorite restaurants for an elegant French Basque lunch before taking in the town, its beaches, and the shopping district on foot. 

Saint Jean de Luz is the birthplace of the macaroon, famed for its unique cotton and linen textiles, and home to our favorite lighthouse in the world.

How do you say “Ooh La La” in Basque? You don’t; you just experience it. Join our tour of the French Basque Country and see for yourself.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this tour or any of the others we operate.

And for even more vacation inspiration, browse our full range of San Sebastián and Basque Country tours!

Price Includes

  • Transportation to & from San Sebastián in private car
  • A walking tour of Biarritz & its central market
  • Lunch with Wine
  • Coffee Break, Oysters or Pintxos & More Wine

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Cocktails

What to Bring on This French Basque Country Tour

This tour takes place RAIN OR SHINE. Please check the weather & dress appropriately.

We recommend bringing a windbreaker or hoodie, an umbrella and please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Important Information About This Tour of French Basque Country

Approximately 3km of active walking and standing. Two hours of driving.

Guests with mobility access should contact us.

PLEASE BRING YOUR PASSPORT as crossing the French border sometimes requires checks.

*Individuals or larger groups upon special request. Please contact us.

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We will meet you at your hotel at 8am.

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