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  • The region - camping Blue Océan
  • The region - camping Blue Océan
  • The region - camping Blue Océan
  • The region - camping Blue Océan

Ici Ondres, a dynamic little resort town

Ondres is a village at the edge of the Basque Coast in the south of the Landes region, soaked in both Basque and Gascon culture.

Ondres is well-located:

  • 5 minutes from the A63 exit
  • 10 minutes from the high-speed train station in Bayonne
  • 15 minutes from Capbreton / Hossegor
  • 20 minutes from Bayonne / Biarritz
  • 20 minutes from Biarritz airport
  • 1 hour from San Sebastian

At the crossroads of the Basque Country and the Landes

You can lie for hours in the sand, lulled by the lapping waves, or cycle through the Landes forest. In a few minutes, you can be in Capbreton, Hossegor, Bayonne, Biarritz to spend some time in town.

Explore this region by the Spanish border, at the crossroads of the Basque Country and the Landes. Ondres provides a base for numerous visits:

Landes coast:

  • The Marais d’Orx (10 minutes)
  • Labenne Water Park (10 minutes)
  • Capbreton (20 minutes): pleasure-boating port, beaches, landing stage, fish market
  • Hossegor (20 minutes):
  • Crossing the villages on the right bank of the Ardour (via the former tow path): Saint Barthélémy, Peyrehorade…
  • Dax 45 minutes: spa town
  • Leon (45 minutes): take a boat from the Courant d’Huchet (across the reserve) to the opening at Moliets.
  • Ainhoa, a ‘village fleuri’ (‘Village in Bloom’) (30 minutes)
  • Arcangues (25 minutes)
  • The Basque Museum (Bayonne)
  • The Museum of Asia and the Maritime Museum (Biarritz)
  • The Chocolate Museum (Cambo 25 minutes)
  • Sordes Abbey and salmon fishing
  • The Landes eco-museum in Marquèze (90 minutes)
  • The Dune du Pyla (90 minutes)
  • The Espelette pepper (30 minutes)
  • Itxasou cherry jam (35 minutes)

Basque coast

  • Bayonne: wander through the narrow streets, taste its chocolate (Bayonne is the French chocolate capital) and visit the Basque Museum, cathedral and Roman ruins
  • Biarritz: visit the Maritime Museum, go on the lighthouse trail, walk to the Basque Coast (2km) via the Main Beach, Fishing Port and the Old Port. Finish up with tapas at the ‘Jean’ bar on the market square
  • Drive to the Basque Country villages Arcangues, Cambo, Espelette, Ainho, Sare. Have lunch in a Spanish ‘venta’ (inn) at the border
  • Saint Jean Pied de Port (go on market day), 45 minutes away. A charming, inland Basque town
  • Coastal path: Follow the cliff road along roads and cliffs from Saint Jean de Luz to Hendaye (stunning views)
  • Saint Jean de Luz (40 minutes): wander along its narrow streets, and visit the enormous beach and Ciboure fishing port.

Spain

  • San Sebastian (1 hour): the beach town of the Spanish aristocracy. Walk along the ‘concha’ (beach), enjoy some great shopping and traditional tapas
  • Water jump from Guiche

Not to mention the night-life at Ondres:

  • Landes cow racing evening (Monday evenings)
  • Basque pelota evening (‘trinquet’ court, Wednesday evenings)
  • Cassetas evening (meals prepared and served by village organisations)