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Bidart

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Bidart - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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Located in the heart of the Basque coast between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, the seaside resort of Bidart offers a wide range of leisure activities ranging from surfing to golf, to Basque pelota, horseback riding, tennis, hiking along the coastal path or relaxing on one of its six sandy beaches.

Bidart also has a characterful architectural heritage, which you can explore on the picturesque Place Sauveur Atchoarena, the chapels of St Joseph and St Magdalene, the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, and the old Bassilour mill, which makes traditional Basque cake with cream and black cherry.

Don't miss the superb view of the beaches and cliffs of Bidart, the Basque coast and the ocean, from the orientation table in front of the Magdalene Chapel!

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Bidart

Between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, visit a village that has preserved its typical character while living in the present.

It is necessary to go back to the XIIth century to find the oldest mention of the parish of Bidart (cf Cartular de Bayonne, folio 14, date 1150-1170).

The origin of the name is "Bide Artean", which means: "in the middle of the roads, at the crossroads". In Bidart, there are various roads coming from Biarritz, Bayonne, Arbonne, Ahetze, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, and ancient cliff paths.

The national road from Plateau to Uhabia dates only from 1844 (ministerial execution of 22/09/1843).

It is the old road that descends from the Plateau by the church (now Rue Erretegia) that took the post of horse. Bidart was an important relay for this office which existed in France from the thirteenth century: one finds on the height the house called "Posta". It was on this old road that on May 8th, 1660, the brilliant procession of Louis XIV went to Saint-Jean-de-Luz for his marriage to Maria Theresa of Austria, Infanta of Spain, under the Treaty of Pyrenees (signed in 1659 at the Island of Pheasants on the Bidassoa by Mazarin and Luis de Haro).

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

TMC tournaments
Traditional market
Traditional market
Bidarten Kantuz
Empty-Attics of Pasoka Association
Mutxiko
Traditional market
Traditional market
Capoeira - Spring Training
Market 4 Seasons

Photos

Bidart, Basque village on the sea
Bidart, Basque village on the sea
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beach Parlementia
beach Parlementia
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Bidart
Bidart
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Bidart
Bidart
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Basque pelota bare hand on the front
Basque pelota bare hand on the front
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The church and the views of the Pyrenees
The church and the views of the Pyrenees
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Mill Bassilour
Mill Bassilour
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Bidart season
Bidart season
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Basque pelota
Basque pelota
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Golf ilbarritz
Golf ilbarritz
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Bidart
Bidart
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Market on the village
Market on the village
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Chapel of St. Joseph
Chapel of St. Joseph
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folk dance group with Xinkako
folk dance group with Xinkako
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Viewpoint and coastal path
Viewpoint and coastal path
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Bidart
Bidart
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Chapel of the Madeleine
Chapel of the Madeleine
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Beach Centre
Beach Centre
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Church
Church
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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