To visit in Urrugne
The Basque Country is full of towns and villages rich in cultural and natural heritage. Among them is the commune of Urrugne. It is one of the largest communes of the Basque Country and even France with nearly 5000 ha of area between Rhune and Socoa. The calm and the art of living reigns in this natural oasis. In addition, it is ideally located between land and sea, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees. The beautiful beaches of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye are only minutes away from this village. Urrugne is home to some exceptional monuments that you can discover with your family. There is for example the Saint Vincent Church with its organ. Other religious monuments such as the Chapel of Our Lady of Socorri and the Chapel of Mount Calvary are also sites not to be missed. At the edge of the valleys surrounding Urrugne, you will also discover the Château d'Urtubie. It was built in the 14th century and is still inhabited by the same family. The visit of all these sites will allow you to discover the history of this village at the same time as these traditions.
Activities in Urrugne
Thanks to the proximity of the mountains and the ocean, Urrugne offers many outdoor and sea-related activities and leisure activities. The whole family can choose the activities they want. You will have the chance to explore the mountains and forests with the various hiking trails. From Urrugne, you will choose between 4 marked circuits according to your abilities. The mountains are also an ideal terrain for cycle tourism. The more adventurous will choose this option to admire the incredible scenery of the slopes of the Rhune. Perhaps you would have the chance to cross the pottok or wild horses, characteristic of the Basque Country. Lake Xoldokogaina is also an idea of discoveries to make with the family during your stay in Urrugne. Lovers of the beach will find their happiness by going on the huge beaches of Saint Jean de Luz or Hendaye. They are ideal for swimming, idleness and many water activities. It is also in Urrugne where are the famous waves of Belharra, popular with professional surfers. They are among the most beautiful spots in the world and are reserved for pros. But to attend, it should be that the weather conditions are at the top. The Basque pelota, the tennis, the cultural animations ... are so many ways to fully live your holidays in the Basque Country.