1. St Jean de Luz.
Lovely old town. Narrow cobbled streets filled with Basque architecture.
Fantastic beach for swimming.
Fishing port and town square lined with cafes and bars.
Beaches have kid's clubs. Lots of great lunch options. Day trip recommended. Buses go on the hour every hour from the tourist office taking half an hour.
2. Sauveterre de Bearn. Medieval town on the Gave d'Oloron river. Great walking territory.
Salies de Bearn a slightly larger town on the way back to Biarritz is also worth a visit.
5. St Jean Pied de Port. Just 5 miles from the Spanish border the town is nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees. It lies at the foot of an ancient pass through the Pyrenees between France and Spain.
4. Bayonne - The Basque capital city and larger neighbour to Biarritz. Visit the botannical gardens, the cathedral, take in a bull fight or just wander the cobbled streets of the pedestrianised city centre.
Frequent buses from the tourist office in the centre of town. About 20 minutes from the centre of Biarritz.
3. San Sebastian is considered by many to be the food capital of Spain. In and around this seaside resort of 180,000 people, there are eight restaurants boasting a total of 16 Michelin stars.
Trains go from Biarritz but you need to change at the border. You can do it as a day trip but would recommend at least an overnight stay.