Camping Pays Basque » Camp-site near to the Spanish border
The town has 186,500 inhabitants, is 20 km from France and 38 km from the city of Biarritz, it boats multiple beaches and a small port overshadowed by Mont Urgull. A walk along the promenade can be pleasant, you can also visit the truly magnificent sea museum. The topo (metro) starting off at the station of Hendaye, a stone’s throw away from the Hendaye camp-site, takes you to the centre of Saint- Sébastien, much more practical than taking the car!
It is bathed to the north by the Cantabrique sea and by the bay of Txingudi and Chingoudy to the east which forms the Bidassoa opening between France and Spain. The former fortified city is built on a promontory overlooking the estuary, facing France. Fontarrabie is traditionally a fishing port. It is presently a beach resort loved for its beach on the estuary and its mountain which descends into the sea, Jaizkibel. The town is home to the main airport of Guipuscoa, 20 km from Saint-Sébastien. With Hendaye and Irun, it forms the cross-border community of Bidasoa-Txingudi.
Border town of 61,000 inhabitants, Irun is loved for its numerous shops and its vibrant town centre.
The largest city within the independent community of Basque Country with approximately 350,000 inhabitants, it has no less than five museums: Guggenheim Museum, Museo del Pais Vasco, Archaeology Museum, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao Maritime Museum. The football club, Atletic Bilbao, plays at a high level; the entire city shows its support at the weekend injecting a brilliant atmosphere.
It has a population of 197,989 inhabitants. It is the capital of Navarre. From the 6 to 14 July, the festival of Saint-Firmin is held. A party atmosphere reigns over the city which has seen the number of its inhabitants double. There are numerous attractions for the people of Navarre and for tourists: folklore, jazz, txistu (three hole Basque flute) music concerts, dances, procession of the statue of Saint Firmin, etc. Bull races are organised however the most spectacular show and Pamplonicas’ most valued remains encierro which takes place every morning at 8:00 a.m. Bulls which fight amongst themselves are released onto the roads and which follow a specified route, 800 m long, taking them to the arena in just a few minutes. Young people dressed in white with headscarf and red belt and different coloured jackets face the powerful bulls with their horns pointing frontwards, running in front of them. There is a paired-down version of this feast named: San Fermin txiki. It falls on the 25 September and is brimming with both tourists and bulls.