Itxassou tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant to explore

Itxassou 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 Itxassou. For detailed visitor information see the Itxassou 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 Itxassou in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Espelette at 4 km and Ainhoa at 8 km.

Itxassou, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction )

Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters and the...

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Espelette guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Sare guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

Labastide-Clairence is another of the most picturesque villages in the Basque region...

See La Bastide-Clairence guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bayonne cathedral guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a substantial old town and...

See Bayonne guide
La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 19 km (direction west)

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

See La Rhune guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Anglet guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Biarritz guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-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
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 22 km (direction west-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

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Map of places to visit near Itxassou


Markets in and near Itxassou

  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (3km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (9km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (22km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (23km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (24km)

More information about Itxassou, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Itxassou, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (3km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (25km)
  • Marais d'Orx (30km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (45km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (53km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (59km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Itxassou is in the south-west of France at 84 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Itxassou is 679 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Itxassou

Canton: Espelette

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64250

Distance to Itxassou

from Pau (prefecture): 84 km

from Paris: 679 km

from Calais: 882 km

from Nice: 700 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 916 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 Itxassou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cambo-les-Bains, Espelette, Halsou, Larressore and Louhossoa.

This page in French: Visiter Itxassou