Hondarribia tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Hondarribia is just across the border in Spain but we included it because its a very nice historic town!

Hondarribia 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 Hondarribia. For detailed visitor information see the Hondarribia travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Hendaye at 1 km and Ciboure at 10 km.

Hondarribia, 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 at 1 km (direction east)

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

See Hendaye church Saint-Vincent guide


Seaside resort at 1 km (direction east)

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

See Hendaye guide


at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Ciboure guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

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

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide
La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Rhune guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sare guide


at 20 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 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Biarritz guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Ainhoa guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Anglet guide


at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Espelette guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bayonne cathedral guide

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Map of places to visit near Hondarribia


Markets in and near Hondarribia

  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (1km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (7km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (10km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (18km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (27km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (30km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (32km)

More information about Hondarribia, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Hondarribia, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (42km)
  • Marais d'Orx (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Hondarribia is in the south-west of France at 115 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Hondarribia is 689 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Hondarribia

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: na

Distance to Hondarribia

from Pau (prefecture): 115 km

from Paris: 689 km

from Calais: 887 km

from Nice: 731 km

from Bordeaux: 191 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 Hondarribia 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 Hendaye.

This page in French: Visiter Hondarribia