Macaye tourism and travel guide

Photo of Macaye in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Photo is of Itxassou at 7 km from Macaye

Visit Macaye: highlights and tourist information

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Macaye 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 Macaye in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Itxassou at 7 km and Cambo-les-Bains at 7 km.

Macaye, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction west)

Less visited than some of the traditional Basque villages here, Itxassou is very pleasant...

See Itxassou guide


at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Espelette guide
La Bastide-Clairence

La Bastide-Clairence

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Bastide-Clairence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction 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 15 km (direction west)

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

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a long established role on one of the...

See Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayonne cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Sare guide


at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayonne guide


at 23 km (direction east)

Saint-Palais is a small town on the Bidouze river in the historic Navarre region...

See Saint-Palais guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Anglet guide


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

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

See Biarritz guide

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Map of places to visit near Macaye


Markets in and near Macaye

  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (7km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port: market Monday all day (20km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Palais: market Friday (23km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (25km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (25km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Macaye, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Macaye, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (7km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (27km)
  • Marais d'Orx (30km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (42km)
  • Gorges d'Holzarté (49km)
  • Gorges de Kakoetta (54km)
  • Gorges de Kakouetta (54km)
  • Cirque de Sainte-Engrâce (56km)
  • Cirque de Saint-Engrace (56km)
  • Gorges d'Ehujarre (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Macaye is in the south-west of France at 77 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Macaye is 676 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Macaye

Canton: Hasparren

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64240

Distance to Macaye

from Pau (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 676 km

from Calais: 880 km

from Nice: 693 km

from Bordeaux: 177 km

from Strasbourg: 911 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 Macaye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonloc, Hasparren, Helette, Louhossoa and Mendionde.

This page in French: Visiter Macaye