The essential of Basque Country

List of sites to visit

Heritage Site / Free Visit

Bishops’ Prison


Now a museum, this former 18th century prison opens the doors on former cells and a vast medieval vaulted hall. Take the time to visit the permanent exhibition relating to the pilgrimage of Saint Jacques de Compostelle.

Heritage Site / Free Visit

Lighthouse Of Biarritz


Located on a rocky cliffat Pointe Saint-Martin, the Biarritz lighthouse offers an outstanding view over Biarritz and the surrounding coastline, from atop its 73 metres and 248 steps.

Museum, interpretive center / Free entry

Saraleguinea Museum


A museum housed in a superb neo-Basque villa from the 1950s. The exhibits include collections of sculptures by G.C. de Swiecinski, contemporary art exhibitions, as well as a room dedicated to the Roman remains found in the local area.

Museum, interpretive center / Free entry

Basque Pelote and Xistera Pilotari Museum


Anywhere there are Basques, there is also pelota! The origins of xistera, and the secrets behind the making of a pelota will be revealed to you in this museum which is dedicated to the main sport of the Basque Country.

Heritage Site / Free Visit

The Imperial Chapel


Built in 1865, this charming chapel was created for Eugénie de Montijo to worship, by Napoleon III. It presents a harmonious collection of refined styles which combine Byzantine-Roman and Hispano-Moorish art.

Heritage Site / Free Visit

Fortified Castle of Mauleon


Standing proudly on a hill with a panoramic view of the Pyrenees, the fortified castle of Mauléonopens its doors and its dungeons to visitors! Don’t miss out on the scenography which recounts the castle’s turbulent history.