Ainhoa tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ainhoa in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Visit Ainhoa: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among the most beautiful villages in France

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ainhoa. For detailed visitor information see the Ainhoa travel guide.

Ainhoa is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Aquitaine region (now part of the region), in the south-west of France at 91 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Ainhoa is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Ainhoa include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Sare at 7 km and Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ainhoa, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ainhoa in .

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


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Map of places to visit near Ainhoa

Markets in and near Ainhoa

  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (10km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (11km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (16km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (17km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (17km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Ainhoa, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Ainhoa, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ainhoa.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (10km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (23km)
  • Marais d'Orx (34km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ainhoa

Canton: Espelette

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

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Postcode: 64250

Distance to Ainhoa

from Pau (prefecture): 91 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 708 km

from Bordeaux: 186 km

from Strasbourg: 924 km

Getting here

Ainhoa is in the south-west of France. Most visitors fly into Biarritz airport (Bordeaux is another option). Allow at least 8 hours for the drive from the cross-channel ferries. For driving distances to Ainhoa from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Espelette and Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle.

This page in French: Visiter Ainhoa