The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrenees Sights

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Lourdes 6

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Petit Train de la Rhune

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Not much on the Petit Train has changed since its inaugural voyage to the peak of La Rhune on June 30, 1924. Today, passengers still...

Place Louis-XIV

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Tree-lined Place Louis-XIV, alongside the Hôtel de Ville, with its dainty statue of Louis XIV on horseback, is the hub of the town.

Place Ste-Eugénie

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During Biarritz’s original heyday, the elite often retired to the terraced restaurants of festive Place Ste-Eugénie, still considered...

Pont Notre-Dame

  • Bridge/Tunnel

From the Pont Notre-Dame you can watch the wild trout in the Nive (also an Atlantic salmon stream) as they pluck mayflies off the surface.

Rue de la Citadelle

  • Military Site

Several sights of interest line Rue de la Citadelle, including the Maison Arcanzola (Arcanzola House), at No. 32 (1510); the Maison des...

Sentiers du Roy

  • Trail/Path

The "King's Path" is a marked trail just below Boulevard des Pyrénées. At the top, near the boulevard Aragon, look for the map identifying...

Thermes d'Eugénie-les-Bains

  • Bath/Hot Spring

This therapeutic station thermale is certified by the French Ministry of Health to treat digestive, urinary, and metabolic problems,...

Église Orthodoxe Russe

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Eugénie and her Carlist compatriots weren’t the only exiled royals to arrive in Biarritz. White Russians found refuge, too, turning...

Église Saint-Martin de Sare

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

One of the Labourd province's prettiest churches, Église Saint-Martin de Sare was built in the 16th century and enlarged in the 17th...

Église St-Jean-Baptiste

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The marriage of the Sun King and the Infanta took place in 1660 in the church of St-Jean-Baptiste. The marriage tied the knot, so to...


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