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Discover the Basque Country with your family

The Basque Country offers a variety of family-friendly activities, combining culture, nature and entertainment.

Here are a few ideas for things to do in the region, to satisfy the tastes of the whole family, whatever the age of the children!

For the little ones

Parc Saint Joseph Impasse de la Gendarmerie, 64250 Cambo-les-Bains,

Colline de la Bergerie Allée du Bergerie, 64250 Cambo-les-Bains,

Jardin public du Bas Cambo Route du Bas Cambo, 64250 Cambo-les-Bains.

Entertain your little family with playgrounds in Cambo-les-Bains!

Agorespace and Skate-Park: 14 avenue de Curutchage, 64250 Cambo-les-Bains.

Beaches and lakes in the area

The sun shines, the waves dance and the beach beckons!

The program includes refreshing swims, creative sandcastles, beach volleyball matches, naps in the shade of the parasols or simply sunbathing with the whole family.

For those who don’t like waves but enjoy salt water, we recommend the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz or Socoa and the beach at Hendaye.

And if you like calmer waters, your children will surely appreciate the lakes of Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, Guiche and Sames. These lakes offer a wide range of water activities, including inflatable games, pedalos and paddleboats, as well as supervised swimming.

Our good addresses to enjoy the beach with your family

Beaches :

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Socoa

Hendaye

Lakes :

Saint-Pée sur Nivelle

Guiches

Sames

Surfing in Hendaye

Game of code “Quand Edmond retrouve Rostand” (When Edmond finds Rostand)

Calling all budding detectives and puzzle enthusiasts!

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Edmond Rostand and his villa, solve fascinating riddles and discover the mysteries behind every nook and cranny of this emblematic place.

Playful and instructive, the 1 hour 15 minutes of reflection, led by a master of games, will delight the whole family!

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 9 .
  • Reservations are essential, as places are limited.
Photo donkey ride in the Aldudes valley Basque Country

Donkey ride in the Aldudes valley

Immerse yourself in a unique experience in the heart of the Aldudes Valley with the educational trail dedicated to Basque pork, one of the emblems of our rich culinary tradition!

During the summer months, donkeys wait patiently for children to set off for a ride along the picturesque paths, punctuated by educational stops on the life of Basque pigs. You’ll learn all about the breeding and contribution to our gastronomy of this local breed, from the maternity hospital to the mountain breeding parks.

Don’t forget your picnic: the stone tables along the trail are perfect for a gourmet break.

Did you know?

Doctors also rode donkeys to visit patients on remote farms between 1937 and 1953.

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 4 .
  • The hike is easy and takes about 1h15.
  • Bring good walking shoes.
  • Free access trail, open all year round.
  • Map of the educational trail available from the Pierre Oteiza boutique.
  • QR codes are available along the route, so don’t hesitate to scan them.

Treasure hunt at Château de Laàs

The Château des Énigmes de Laàs invites you and your family to experience a new bewitching adventure, with a great treasure hunt in a world populated by fantastic creatures.

For almost 3 hours, experience what it’s like to be an apprentice magician, as you accompany Willy on his heroic quest. Overcome the trials of the flying broom, free the fairy queen, find your way back through the spinning webs, escape the masked figure in the bamboo grove and challenge the dragon Iragor.

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 4 .
  • The course is not accessible to baby carriages. Baby carriers are available free of charge at the park entrance.
  • Dogs are allowed on the course, provided they are kept on a leash at all times.
  • The ticket office closes 2 hours before the course actually closes.

Baigura leisure park

Located at the summit of the majestic Baigura, this leisure park offers a diverse range of activities for all outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a lover of tranquillity, there’s something for everyone!

Pottok rides, tourist “train-tractor” ascents, paragliding schools, scooter descents, mountain bike tours, rock climbing, canyoning, massage therapy, aerotrampoline… you name it, we’ve got it, and it’s sure to delight all outdoor and sports enthusiasts.

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 4 .
  • Access to the summit is by foot (several routes are possible) or by small train (charge: €7.50 for adults – €5.50 for 3/12 year-olds).
  • Bookings on (0)5.59.37.69.05 / (0)6.84.78.65.09
  • Payment for activities by cheque or cash only.
Accrobranche at the Baigura leisure park

Funicular and Monte Igueldo in San Sebastian

Young and old alike will fall under the spell of its 1912 amusement park, reached by a funicular railway more than a century old.

In addition to one of the best views of San Sebastian and La Concha Bay, you’ll find a number of historic rides with old-fashioned charm, such as the mysterious river, the carousel, the great labyrinth or the Swiss mountain, a “roller coaster” built on the mountain.

A total of 19 attractions, where young and old alike can enjoy all kinds of sensations!

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 4 .
  • Park opening times and prices on www.monteigueldo.es
  • The funicular runs every 15 minutes. Cash payment only.
  • On rainy days, several attractions remain closed.
  • It’s possible to take a stroller up the funicular, but there is a staircase (about 50 steps).
  • Dogs on a leash allowed. (Funicular fare for animals: €2.50).

Biarritz Aquarium

Dive into the captivating world of the oceans at the Biarritz Aquarium, an open window on the richness of marine life. On the menu: fascinating species, unique ecosystems and an immersive experience!

A moment of discovery and complicity with marine residents, colorful fish, peaceful turtles, ethereal jellyfish and even majestic sharks. Surprises await explorers of all ages.

Embark on an unforgettable underwater adventure!

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 4 .
  • There is no time limit on the visit, but 1h30 to 2h is recommended.
  • The aquarium is equipped with elevators to facilitate the movement of strollers.
  • Reservations are recommended. Tickets are on sale at the Cambo-les-Bains Tourist Office and online.

Basque hazelnut discovery trail

Ready to discover the secrets of hazelnut processing?

Join us on two original, fun-filled journeys, part treasure hunt, part escape game, as we embark on a gourmet adventure with Basque hazelnuts in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle!

Together, try to open the safe by taking part in tests that require you to think, observe, experiment, associate or calculate…

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from 5/7 years .
  • Self-guided tour.
  • In case of bad weather, the course can be run indoors.
  • The tour is by reservation only.
  • Direct sales and coffee/confectionery corner on site.
  • Reservation on www.noisettebasque.fr

Train de la Rhune

A family outing on the Petit Train de la Rhune is an excellent idea for a day of adventure and discovery.

This little cogwheel train takes visitors to the top of the Rhune mountain, offering spectacular views of the Pyrenees, the Atlantic coast and even the Spanish mountains. A memorable adventure for the whole family, combining the pleasure of train travel, nature discovery and breathtaking views. It’s an experience not to be missed on a visit to the region.

Practical information

  • It is strongly recommended that you book your tickets in advance, especially during the tourist season, to avoid long queues at www.rhune.com
  • To make sure you get a good view, we recommend checking the weather forecast before you go.
  • Don’t forget to take a jacket, as temperatures can vary with altitude.
  • Grab your camera and capture the magic moments.
Train de la Rhune - Joana ETCHE

Treasure hunt in a real Basque house

Get ready for a captivating adventure into the heart of Basque tradition at the magnificent Ortillopitz house!

Look for the clues in each room of this 17th-century Basque house, and they’ll help you find the secret word to open the treasure chest.

A fun way to interest youngsters in Basque culture and tradition.

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 4 .
  • Sunday to Friday, non-stop, 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Single ticket price €6 – Children under 4 free.

The Witches’ Walk

Looking for a fun and original activity for the whole family?

The Witches’ Walk is for you!

Accompanied by your enthusiastic guide Julien, discover the secrets of the witch-hunts that marked the Basque Country between 1609 and 1610.

Draw the cards of destiny and play the role of one of the villagers of the time. The further you go along the trail, the more you’ll learn about your destiny and the events that shook the region.

Can you escape this witch hunt unharmed?

Your adventure ends with a visit to the famous witches’ cave at Zugarramurdi, a place steeped in history and mystery.

And if you’re visiting the Basque Country in summer, don’t miss the unmissable guided night walk. By candlelight, you’ll discover the fascinating legends and characters of Basque mythology.

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 7 .
  • Approx. 3h30.
  • A 9km loop with a 205m ascent.
  • Bring walking shoes and water.
  • Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Terra Aventura course

Discover the magic of nature through the Terra Aventura course at Colline de la Bergerie in Cambo-les-Bains! A thrilling adventure that takes you along the hillside trails while solving exciting puzzles.

Armed with your smartphone and your sense of adventure, immerse yourself in a modern-day treasure hunt! Each correct answer will lead you a little closer to the hidden treasure, the Poi’z Zouch.

How to participate :

  • 1. Download the Terra Aventura application onto your smartphone.
  • 2. Choose the “Aux cîmes de la Bergerie” course in Cambo-les-Bains from the list of available courses.
  • 3. Follow the clues, solve the riddles and let yourself be guided by the adventure.

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 7 .
  • Free and open all year round.
  • Approx. 2 hours.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and water.
  • There are around 500 courses in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

La cité de l’Océan

The Cité de l’Océan is much more than a museum. It’s a gateway to the mysteries of the ocean, combining education, entertainment and wonder. Immerse yourself in an interactive experience that will broaden your perspective of the marine world.

From virtual realities to tactile experiences, from surfing to a scent table and immersion in an underwater base, each corner offers a unique discovery!

Practical information

  • Recommended age : from age 6 .
  • The visit can last 2 to 3 hours.
  • There is a combined rate with the aquarium.
  • Reservations are recommended. Tickets are on sale at the Cambo-les-Bains Tourist Office and online.

 

Surf à la Cité de l'océan - Biarritz océan

Cambo-les-Bains Junior

Are your kids dragging their feet when it comes to discovering a city’s architecture and history?

The Cambo-les-Bains Junior booklet has been specially created for inquisitive young minds wishing to explore the hidden treasures of our beautiful commune.

Filled with captivating riddles, fun games and fascinating facts, this booklet will turn your walk into a memorable adventure for the whole family.

Pick up your Booklet at the Tourist Office reception desk or t or download it here to start your adventure!

Practical information

  • Available from the Tourist Office or as a download.
  • Free of charge.
  • Recommended age : from age 7 .
  • Remember to bring pens with you when you come.

Family activities

Banaka

Banaka

Banaka is a workshop of glass pearl fabrication. The creator, Nathalie Gonzalez delivers her secrets about her multicolor pearls realization. Discover the several masterpieces in the shop and the gallery, which welcome…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Cinéma l'Aiglon

Cinéma l’Aiglon

The cinema offers different kind of movies, for all publics. Located in the city center of Cambo, the cinema has a close parking and its room is air-conditioned. Program monthly avaiable at…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
La Colline de la Bergerie
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La Colline de la Bergerie

La Colline de la Bergerie, a former estate now classified as a sensitive natural area of 17.5 hectares, is located on the heights of Cambo-les-Bains and is endowed with late-mown meadows and…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Piscine de Cambo les Bains

Piscine de Cambo les Bains

Paddling pool, learning pool warmed at 32° and big pool (25m). Green shady chill-area. Selling snacks, drinks and ice-creams. Enjoy the pools and their activities as adults or children lessons, aquagym, swimming…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Musée Chocolaterie Puyodebat

Musée Chocolaterie Puyodebat

Immerse yourself in childhood souvenirs with the visit of the museum. You will know eveything about the history and the fabrication of chocolate, from the cocoa beans importation to the cooking. After…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Le jardin des Thermes

Le jardin des Thermes

In the thermal baths gardens, the air is soft and parfumed whenever. Down by the gardens, flows peacefully the river, the Nive, next to diferent kind of palmers. Add to this softness…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Les ateliers dégustations Kultur Piment

Les ateliers dégustations Kultur Piment

A farming estate since 1856, the Lurmintoën Borda farm has seen generations of farmers. In 2011, Jean-Baptiste turned to growing PDO Espelette chillies. From seed selection to planting, from harvesting to the…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Ferme Harizkazuia

Ferme Harizkazuia

The Harizkazuia Farm strechs on the heights of Cambo-les-Bains, at 10 minuts only from the city center. A passionate apiculturist produces an organic honey and had decided to hand over his knowledge…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Domaine Xixtaberri
Bookable online

Domaine Xixtaberri

An organic blueberry orchard opens a few doors to public for the blueberry’s harvesting. The atmosphere is fliendly and young and old alike meet to share a good moment in family or…

CAMBO-LES-BAINS
Makhila Ainciart Bergara

Makhila Ainciart Bergara

This workshop has existed for over 200 years with the same family working there using the same secret techniques. Makhilas d’Honneur have been made in this workshop for the great and noble…

LARRESSORE
Atelier du Piment

Atelier du Piment

Welcome to the Atelier du Piment, a place of work and life created in 2002, where you can meet authentic and tasty people. From the field to the tasting, the Atelier du…

ESPELETTE
Evasion 64

Evasion 64

Evasion 64 suggests you water and mountain activities in the Basque country. Rafting (from 6 years), canoraft, airyak (inflatable kayak), hydro (from 8 years), canoeing (from 12 years), aquarando (from 12 years),…

ITXASSOU
Chocolat Antton

Chocolat Antton

Since 1993, Antton Chocolatier has been perpetuating the chocolate tradition of the Basque Country. The chocolatiers share their passion by inviting you into the workshop. The visit accompanied by a guide lasts…

ESPELETTE
La Forêt des Lapins

La Forêt des Lapins

Discover our friends rabbits and guinea pigs in cute houses as well as the information that surrounds them (fauna, flora, predators…) on more than 1 km of forest walk. All along the…

ITXASSOU
Base de Loisirs du Baigura

Base de Loisirs du Baigura

The leisure center is located at the foot of the Baigura massif, a mountain of the Basque Country culminating at 897 m high, 12 km from the town of Hasparren. Passionate organizers…

MENDIONDE
Arteka

Arteka

In the heart of the Basque mountains, 35 min. from Bayonne and 15 min. from St Jean Pied de Port, Arteka is your privileged partner for the organization of your weekends and…

BIDARRAY
Ur Bizia Rafting
Bookable online

Ur Bizia Rafting

Pioneers of rafting on the River Nive at Bidarray, Ur Bizia has been in business for 33 years, and invites you to discover and enjoy the Basque country all year round on…

BIDARRAY
Balades à poney Ttikientzat

Balades à poney Ttikientzat

15 min from Hasparren and 30 min from Cambo, Ttikienzat is located in a small preserved village, 2 min from the famous Isturitz Oxocelhaya Caves. Pony rides are offered in a magnificent…

SAINT-MARTIN-D’ARBEROUE
Ferme Agerria

Ferme Agerria

Ferme Agerria is located 15 minutes from Hasparren, near the Grottes d’Isturitz and Oxocelhaya, in the peaceful village of Saint-Martin-d’Arberoue. Maitena, Bernadette and Jean Claude invite you to share their passion for…

SAINT-MARTIN-D’ARBEROUE
Poteries Goicoechea

Poteries Goicoechea

In the heart of the Basque Country, ten minutes from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and 40 minutes from Biarritz, come and discover the Goicoechea pottery in Ossès, in the artisans’ village. We recommend a detour…

OSSES
La Cité de l'Océan

La Cité de l’Océan

The Cité de l’Océan is a fun-scientific space dedicated to understanding the ocean. The structure innovates by its architecture and its content, the ocean in all its forms is presented there. The…

BIARRITZ
Grottes Préhistoriques de Sare
Bookable online

Grottes Préhistoriques de Sare

Observation of the geological formations so particular to the cave (small plateau-like structures, tubes, meandres, dwelling site, etc.) Discover the origins of the Basque People and their mythology according to the work…

SARE
Le Nivelle

Le Nivelle

In the port of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the Nivelle V boat team takes you on board every day from April to October, for sea trips. You will discover a unique view of the Basque…

SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ
Le Château de Gramont
Bookable online

Le Château de Gramont

The magnificent Gramont castle, a listed Historical Monument, has been consolidated after years of restoration work. The lords of Gramont built Bidache castle between the 14th and 15th century on a rocky…

BIDACHE
Bordatto Etxaldea

Bordatto Etxaldea

10 minutes from Saint Jean Pied de Port, the Bordatto estate is located in the village of Jaxu. In the heart of the Basque mountains, you will discover a producer of wine…

JAXU
Musée de la chaise

Musée de la chaise

Situated on the borders of the Basque Country, the Landes and Béarn, Came is the village of the cellars by tradition. Workshops for the manufacture of chairs were set up in the…

CAME
Abbaye d'Arthous

Abbaye d’Arthous

From this abbey founded in the twelfth century, you will remember the beauty of the stone sprung from a green setting, the pleasure of a break in a place that breathes the…

HASTINGUES
Cave d'Irouleguy

Cave d’Irouleguy

The Cave d’Irouléguy, founded in 1952 by 9 winegrowers, now represents a collective of 36 cooperative members. Located in the heart of the Basque country, the grapes come from vines planted on…

SAINT-ETIENNE-DE-BAIGORRY
Maison Barthouil
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Maison Barthouil

For 3 generations, we’ve been making foie gras and smoking salmon in Peyrehorade, in the Pays d’Orthe. The history of Maison Barthouil is closely linked to this region of the southern Landes,…

PEYREHORADE
Espadrilles Don Quichosse

Espadrilles Don Quichosse

Don Quichosse espadrilles are unique pieces hand-sewn in the town of Mauléon-Licharre, in the heart of the Basque Country. This town has been famous for its production of handcrafted espadrilles since the…

MAULEON-LICHARRE
Le Château des Énigmes

Le Château des Énigmes

Once upon a time, there was a castle like no other in the heart of the Béarn des Gaves … The Château de Laàs is offering, for its 3rd season, a great…

LAAS
Cave des Producteurs de Jurançon

Cave des Producteurs de Jurançon

First attraction of Béarn, sixth most visited France and the first company producing Jurançon Cave de Gan – Jurançon welcomes you free all year for a moment of conviviality and sharing around…

GAN