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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Urrugne
Insee code64545
AltitudeFrom 0 to 880 meters
Surface50.57 km²
Population9192 inhabitants
Density181 inhabitants/km²


National labelsCiboure at 4.4 km (9 min)
Chief townPau (at 136 km, 83 min)Saint-Jean-de-Luz at 4.9 km (9 min)
DepartmentPyrénées-AtlantiquesHendaye at 7.3 km (12 min)
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The common Urrugne has the distinction of being considered a village, but is actually one of the largest municipalities in the Basque Country, since it extends over 5000 hectares. It offers a wide variety of landscapes from the mountain cliffs of the famous Corniche Basque dominated by the coastal footpath.

In addition, Urrugne shares a border with Spain and is thus close to major Spanish cities such as Irun, Hondarribia and San Sebastian.


  • Corniche Basque:
  • Listed under Major Sites of Aquitaine, she is 7 km long.
  • Along the way, walk on the coastal path, discovering some valuable assets such as blockhouses, Viviers Basques, the wave Belharra and its scientific richness.
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscapes that offer ocean and the mountains and take a breath of sea air.
  • St. Vincent's Church:
  • A place of worship was probably from the 10th century and suffered for many campaigns enlargement or reconstruction until its destruction. The building was destroyed in the early 16th century and completely rebuilt around 1550 in Renaissance style. It is also influenced by the cultural architecture of Guipuzcoa.
  • A gate tower, a height of 45 m, receives on its south side, a sundial with the motto "Vulnerant omnes, ultima Necat" "All times hurt the last one kills."
  • Listed as a Historical Monument in 1925's, outside the thick walls are supported by numerous buttresses and pierced with loopholes-gunboats.
  • In the early 18th century interior fittings were made to the building as evidenced by fluted columns supporting the balcony of the organ, dating from 1709.
  • In 2009, the organ of Merklin of 1864 is transferred to the parish church of St Jacques the Major Behovia and replaced by a larger instrument designed for the occasion by the factory Daldosso Gimont (Gers) .
  • Chapel Socorri:
  • The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Help or Socorri, located atop a hill overlooking Urrugne, is a place of pilgrimage and a famous hiking destination in the region.
  • It is reasonable to assume that the foundation of the chapel dates from the early 17th century, the Basque Country underwent a resurgence of Marian devotion.
  • Thus, it is a historical fact which would justify it: it is that in 1627 under the support of the sailors at Hendaye siege of La Rochelle, the convoy of armed assistance in Bayonne and St. Jean-de Luz is close to the Ile de Ré occupied by the English. Suddenly, the wind stops blowing, the boats will crash near the enemy. Then they all began to pray to God, is recommending the Virgin, making him wish for the King to make him build a church known as Our Lady of Good Help in memory of this day. Fulfilled, hendayais sailors showed their gratitude to the Virgin by building the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Help (Socorri) on a hill overlooking the sea
  • Destroyed in 1793, the chapel was rebuilt in 1831 by the Municipality and donations from residents.
  • The statue of the Virgin having been lost or destroyed, a table replaced it, it would come from the Recollect Convent Ciboure when it closed in 1791.
  • In the enclosure surrounding the chapel, the disc-shaped steles indicate graves of victims of the cholera epidemic in 1855.
  • Mount Calvary:
  • The Oratory of Kalbario is situated atop a hill at 279 m altitude in the southern territory of Urrugne at the foot of Mount Xoldokogaina.
  • You can get there easily by borrowing from cervical Courlecou, ​​a very accessible hiking trail (path Xoldoko gana), passing close to the farm Larretxekoborda. A walk of less than 30 minutes leads to the summit of Mount Calvary.
  • Since the 18th century at least, a Calvary stood atop the hill that became known as Mount Calvary, or the Basque Kalbarioa. Before the Revolution, in addition to Calvary, stood on the platform crowning the summit, a chapel and the dwelling of a hermit.
  • During battles of 1793 and 1794, calvary, chapel and shrine were destroyed. Since then, only the foundations of walls, ruins and piles of stones recall the past existence of this high place of worship.
  • In 1968, restoration work was undertaken, a small chapel was built at the southeast corner of the location of the dwelling of the hermit whose foundations were leveled and retained. A wooden cross about 8 feet high was installed. The complex was surrounded by large stones of slate stuck in the ground, preventing access to livestock.
  • The large cross, shot by the bad weather in 1997 and was replaced in April 2008.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Urrugne
Leisure centresCaves of Isturitz et Oxocelhaya
MonumentsCastle of Urtubie
Natural sitesCliff of the Corniche,   Island of the Conférence,   Mount Choldocogagna


  • Every Tuesday in July and August at 19h: Tuesdays to Urrugne: free show of songs and / or Basque dances on the village square.
  • Every Monday in July-August: Socoa market from 8 am to 12:30.
  • Every Thursday in July and August: Market village center from 8am to 12.30pm.
  • Every 1st weekend of September: Fiestas of Bixintxo: five days of festivities.
  • Christmas market every second weekend of December.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Coastal cruise in the Basque countryNature and the outdoorsFrom 280 € to 1200 €Hendaye (6.7 km)
Quad ride in the Basque mountainsSports sensationsFrom 50 € to 160 €Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (11.5 km)
Quad trek in the Basque mountainsSports sensations85 €Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (12.1 km)
Traditional Turkish bathWellbeing19 €Biarritz (16.8 km)
Relaxation and reflexology massageWellbeingFrom 30 € to 75 €Biarritz (17.5 km)

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City Hall, a beautiful Basque houseCity Hall, a beautiful Basque house
The cliffs of the CornicheThe cliffs of the Corniche
Lake XoldokogainaLake Xoldokogaina
The Basque pelotaThe Basque pelota



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French cuisine restaurantFerme Lizarraga  
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Located in Urrugne31 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantBelarra  
Feet in the water, the restaurant invites you Belarra restore while enjoying a panoramic view of the beautiful bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. A table, you will have the pleasure of enjoying...
Located 3.4 km from Urrugne36 € per person 
Spanish restaurantL'épicerie Luz del Sur   SPECIAL OFFER
BEAUTIFUL DECO - The guest tables, an atmosphere without fuss, beautiful products in majesty, like ham Bellota... Luz del Sur, in Saint-Jean de Luz, plays troublemakers with his mini...
Located 4.5 km from Urrugne17 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsAndron    
2 Bed and Breakfast in house, quiet location between sea and mountains.
Located in Urrugne53 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison Elgartea    
Enjoy well-being in the Basque country. Located at the entrance of sare one of the most beautiful villages in France, Elgartea house offers a park overlooking the mountains. This vast...
Located 12.2 km from Urrugne65 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambre d'hôtes Maison Kuluxka à Sare    
Fanny and Michael will be very happy to welcome you into their house Basque traditional, ideally situated at the foot of the mountain and 15 km from the coast, near the beautiful village...
Located 12.6 km from Urrugne65 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons
Reverend Ch located in busy street name. Parking without P B. Joint Research Centre, Golf, walk 300 m city center station. Sncf, Rout beach at 1 km; within. 10 km mountain camp, Sp...
Located 3.1 km from UrrugneFrom 390 € to 590 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsApartment for 6 persons  
Pleasant duplex of 60m² to share with family or friends. Two bedrooms (Room 1; 2 x90cm single beds or 1x double bed 180cm, Room 2; 140CM double bed plus 2x single beds (2x90cm) with...
Located 3.2 km from UrrugneFrom 550 € to 750 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsApartment for 5 persons
Rent apartment 42 m² t2 nine, in a building, 800 meters from the beach, sunny and quiet terrace and private parking. We will be happy to welcome you to this property will seduce you...
Located 4.4 km from UrrugneFrom 295 € to 745 € per week 

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203 places over 8 haSunêlia Col d'Ibardin    
Lovely family campsite at the heart of the Basque country. Possibility to hire pitch, lodge tents, mobile homes and chalets. Beautiful site with its oaks park with. All facilities on...
Located in UrrugneFrom 15 € to 29 € per day 
30 places over 1,5 haCamping manex    
30 location terraces offer stunning views of the Basque mountains. A paradise of fresh air, tranquility, and nature, the authenticity of the Basque Country. Relax, get away, break away...
Located 13.7 km from UrrugneFrom 9.90 € to 13 € per day 

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Odalys Residences Villa Prestige Domaine de Lana - Hotel in UrrugneOdalys Residences Villa Prestige Domaine de Lana    
Located in Urrugne, Odalys Residences Villa Prestige Domaine de Lana is 500 metres from Socoa Beach and 9 km from the Spanish border. It offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and...
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Résidence Mer & Golf Fort Socoa - Hotel in UrrugneRésidence Mer & Golf Fort Socoa     
Résidence Mer et Golf Fort Socoa offers free on-site parking and an outdoor swimming pool. It is located 400 metres from Socoa sandy beach and the shops in Urrugne, near Saint-Jean-de-Luz....
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Résidence Pierre & Vacances Le Domaine De Bordaberry - Hotel in UrrugneRésidence Pierre & Vacances Le Domaine De Bordaberry    
Located in the heart of a peaceful 12-hectare woodland estate, the Pierre & Vacances Bordaberry Resort enjoys a beautiful location between the Atlantic coast and the Pyrénées. It offers...
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All Suites Appart Hôtel Pau
Ten minutes from Pau city centre and a 15-minute walk from Domaniale Forest, lies the All Suites Appart with its contemporary suites and studios featuring...
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