Sare tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sare: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees, with lots of houses in the local architectural style

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

Attractions in Sare

The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can go up in a scenic train - a nice way to enjoy the scenery.: La Rhune

Tourist classifications for Sare include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle at 6 km and Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame at 7 km.

Sare, 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 west)

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

See La Rhune guide


at 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 7 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 7 km (direction east)

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

See Ainhoa guide


Seaside resort at 10 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 11 km (direction north-west)

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 11 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


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Espelette guide


at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Itxassou guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-north-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 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Hendaye church Saint-Vincent guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Hondarribia guide


Seaside resort at 19 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 Sare


Markets in and near Sare

  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (11km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (11km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (14km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (14km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (16km)
  • Hendaye: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Sare, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Sare, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (15km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée des Aldudes (27km)
  • Marais d'Orx (35km)
  • Forêt d'Iraty (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Sare is in the south-west of France at 98 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Sare is 687 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sare

Canton: Espelette

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64310

Distance to Sare

from Pau (prefecture): 98 km

from Paris: 687 km

from Calais: 888 km

from Nice: 715 km

from Bordeaux: 188 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 Sare from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ascain and Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle.

This page in French: Visiter Sare