Ascain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ascain in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of La Rhune at 4 km from Ascain

Visit Ascain: highlights and tourist information

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Ascain is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ascain in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Rhune at 4 km and Sare at 5 km.

Ascain, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can go up in a...

See La Rhune guide


Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction south-east)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees, with lots...

See Sare guide


Seaside resort at 6 km (direction north-west)

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular town centre...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide


at 6 km (direction north-west)

Once home to Maurice Ravel, Ciboure is a smal port and resort just south...

See Ciboure guide


at 6 km (direction east)

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake...

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 6 km (direction north-west)

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz has a remarkable interior with...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among the most...

See Ainhoa guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

The church in Ainhoa is a traditional Basque church with rows of balconies around...

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction west)

Hendaye, the last resort in France before the Spanish border, also has a popular...

See Hendaye guide
Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Church at 13 km (direction west)

The Church Saint-Vincent in Hendaye has a charming interior of tiered balconies and red...

See Hendaye church Saint-Vincent guide


at 14 km (direction west)

Hondarribia is just across the border in Spain but we included it because its...

See Hondarribia guide


at 14 km (direction east)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village in the...

See Espelette guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make Biarritz a...

See Biarritz guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-east)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French Atlantic coast...

See Anglet guide

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Map of places to visit near Ascain


Markets in and near Ascain

  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (6km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (6km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (7km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (11km)
  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (13km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (14km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (18km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Ascain, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Ascain, France

What to do at Ascain? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ascain.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (18km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (31km)
  • Marais d'Orx (34km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Ascain is in the south-west of France at 101 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Ascain is 685 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ascain

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64310

Distance to Ascain

from Pau (prefecture): 101 km

from Paris: 685 km

from Calais: 885 km

from Nice: 717 km

from Bordeaux: 186 km

from Strasbourg: 928 km

Getting here

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 Ascain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ciboure, Saint Jean de Luz, Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle and Sare.

This page in French: Visiter Ascain