Hendaye tourism and travel guide

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Visit Hendaye: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Hendaye, the last resort in France before the Spanish border, also has a popular large sandy beach

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

Important note

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

Attractions in Hendaye

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Hondarribia at 1 km and Ciboure at 9 km.

Hendaye, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Hendaye church Saint-Vincent

Church less than one km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Hendaye church Saint-Vincent guide


at 1 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Hondarribia guide


at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ciboure guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide
La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Rhune guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sare guide


at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Biarritz guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Ainhoa guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Anglet guide


at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Espelette guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored apse and...

See Bayonne cathedral guide

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Map of places to visit near Hendaye


Markets in and near Hendaye

Market days in Hendaye: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (6km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (9km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (10km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (17km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (29km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (30km)

More information about Hendaye, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Hendaye, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (40km)
  • Marais d'Orx (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Hendaye is in the south-west of France at 114 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Hendaye is 689 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Hendaye

Canton: Hendaye

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64700

Distance to Hendaye

from Pau (prefecture): 114 km

from Paris: 689 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 730 km

from Bordeaux: 190 km

from Strasbourg: 937 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 Hendaye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Biriatou and Hondarribia.

This page in French: Visiter Hendaye