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Destination guide

If variety is the spice of life, Pyrenees-Atlantiques is well seasoned indeed

Bordered by the Bay of Biscay to the west and the mountains of the Pyrenees to the south, this is a region of delicious variety and a dream for adventurous travelers. Pyrenees-Atlantiques vacation rentals are scattered throughout the French department, but the bigger question is whether you'll find yourself sunning it up on the beaches of Biarritz or swishing down the slopes at Gourette. Perhaps you'd be more comfortable grabbing a surfboard and hanging ten off the Basque coast, or unwinding with a thermal bath in the spa town of Cambo-les-Bains?

Things to do

Savor fine art and fine wine in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Delve deep into Pyrenees-Atlantiques' rich history and culture by making the most of the region's museums, galleries, and attractions. Hear the fascinating story of people who stood up against occupation during the Second World War at Pau's Musee de la Resistance, or visit the nearby Musee des Beaux Arts to see European art that dates back to the 15th century. Of course, it'd be rude not to drop by a vineyard or two as well. For a tipple, make your way to the area between Pau and Oloron-Sainte-Marie, where you'll find an abundance of vineyards with tasting rooms serving locally produced wine.

Activities

What'll it be: beach, mountain, or offshore surf break?

There's so much going on in the department of Pyrenees-Atlantiques that tailoring a holiday to suit your gang's needs is an absolute breeze. If rest and relaxation are the goals, coastal resorts such as Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz will provide you with all the sun and sand you desire. When you tire of being a beach bum, activities like surfing, sailing, biking, and Segway riding are all on offer. Head to Pyrenees National Park to indulge in hiking and rock climbing. If winter sports are your thing, search for Pyrenees-Atlantiques vacation rentals near the resort of Gourette to enjoy first-class skiing and snowboarding.

Weather

Weather in the Pyrenees is the bees' knees

Warm summers and mild winters are the order of the day in Pyrenees-Atlantiques—yet another reason the department manages to attract so many visitors throughout the year. The coastal resort of Biarritz typically sees summer highs of around 78 degrees, while the temperature in winter tends to only fall as low as the mid-40s. Things are a little cooler near the mountains, and the impact of the Pyrenees ensures the region receives a fair dose of rain each month. Make sure you don't head to the winter sports resort of Gourette without your thermals, as the temperature drops to a rather chilly average of 21 degrees in January.

Natural features

Take in snow-capped peaks and majestic meadows

Pyrenees-Atlantiques vacation rentals are within reach of a huge variety of landscapes, meaning there's plenty for nature lovers to get their teeth into. Parc National des Pyrenees is a major draw for many visitors thanks to the opportunities it provides for hiking and nature spotting. Keep your eyes open for ibex, royal eagles, vultures, and ptarmigans. Looking for the perfect picnic spot? Check out Cascade du Gros Hetre waterfall, just off the D198 close to the ski resort of Gourette. To the north of the department lies Landes forest, Europe's largest expanse of maritime pine trees.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pyrenees-Atlantiques

The nearest airport is in Pau (PUF-Pau - Pyrenees), located 19.5 mi (31.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Lourdes (LDE-Tarbes - Lourdes - Pyrenees Intl.), which is 38.9 mi (62.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Oloron-Sainte-Marie Station, Lurbe-Saint-Christau Station and Lacq Station are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pyrénées-Atlantiques, FR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6,580 vacation rentals around Pyrénées-Atlantiques. From 345 villa rentals to 3,488 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Pyrénées-Atlantiques?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pyrénées-Atlantiques. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Biarritz: 4,188 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Jean-de-Luz: 4,154 vacation rentals
  • Biarritz City Centre: 1,066 vacation rentals
  • Anglet: 4,767 vacation rentals
  • Ciboure: 3,541 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Pyrénées-Atlantiques! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Pyrénées-Atlantiques?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pyrénées-Atlantiques:

  • Biarritz: 4,188 rentals
  • Saint-Jean-de-Luz: 4,154 rentals
  • Anglet: 4,767 rentals
  • Ciboure: 3,541 rentals
  • Hendaye: 3,542 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Pyrénées-Atlantiques?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Pyrénées-Atlantiques are:

  • Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ): 6,560 vacation rentals
  • Pau Pyrenees Airport (PUF): 286 vacation rentals
  • Pamplona Airport (PNA): 177 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Pyrénées-Atlantiques?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Pyrénées-Atlantiques. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa Beltza: 6,527 rentals
  • Port de Saint-Jean-de-Luz Ciboure: 4,760 rentals
  • Biarritz City Hall: 6,534 rentals
  • Pic du Midi d'Ossau: 636 rentals
  • Milady Beach: 6,484 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pyrénées-Atlantiques listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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