Camping Pays Basque, Itsas Mendi

Camping near Bidart

Bidart is located 5 km from the campsite,

Bidart is a charming little seaside district not far from Biarritz and 7 kilometres from Saint Jean de Luz.

The Uhabia river is the main waterway passing through the village of Bidart.

The Basque origin of the name "bide artean" means "between the ways" or "at the crossroads " and Bidart’s motto is "Bidartean Zuzena Onena" or "the straightest path is the best".

Back in the 12th century, Bidar was a fishing port and a staging post for pilgrims on the way to and from Santiago de Compostela. It had a lively post-house at what was known as the Maison Posta in what is today rue Erreteguia, a street which Louis XIV took when heading to St Jean de Luz for his wedding with the Spanish infanta.

The village centre with its town hall, 16th century church, pelota wall, and whitewashed houses with blood red timber frames is home to most of the summertime events and to a weekly market. The shops, tourist office and beach are just a stone's throw away...