Our recommendations

to discover Sare and its surroundings.

Advance booking is required to access the visit of your choice and must be made the day before your arrival at the latest !     How to do

Take advantage of your visit to the caves of Sare

to disconnect from everyday life and appreciate the surrounding nature !

Do you want to try a nice hike ? Start from the caves of Sare to climb mount Axuria !
Too ambitious for you or your children ? Go to the Lizarrieta pass to discover several marked circuits accessible to all, or let be guided on the witches march leading to the caves of Zugarramurdi.
Do you enjoy the mountains but do not feel in condition for hiking ? Take advantage of the many "ventas" around the caves to have a drink or to eat with a magnificent view !
Do you prefer to meet people and immerse yourself in the local culture? Discover around the caves of Sare, producers of cheeses and local products or the famous Basque cake museum !
Want to escape ? Close to the caves, the Etxola animal park will delight young and old.
Palombiere of Etxalar

These suggestions concern the surroundings very close to the caves and there is something to do for everyone !
Below find the other good addresses in the area :

Visitor attraction

"Etxola" animal park in Sare

"Etxola" animal park in Sare

Discover many worldwide pet races, very close to the Caves of Sare!
Aventure 64!

Aventure 64!

You will discover numerous activities thanks to this grouping of sport and leisure professionals in the Basque Country
Marine museum of Biarritz

Marine museum of Biarritz

Dive into the Bay of Biscay...
Sites et Musées en Pays Basque

Sites et Musées en Pays Basque

Association of 13 sites and museums in the Basque Country:
castles, museums, caves, gorges, train, natural sites ...
The "petit train de la Rhune" of Sare

The "petit train de la Rhune" of Sare

Built in 1924, the little cogwheel train climbs to the top of La Rhune.

Restaurant

KUPELA

Cider-house in Dantxaria ...

Le Pullman

The restaurant is located in front of the train station of the Rhune Mountain. It offers several menus and dishes.
Tel.: +33 (0)5 59 54 20 11

Les 3 Fontaines

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 20 80

Olhabidea

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 21 85
Oppoca

Oppoca

Hotel-Restaurant in Ainhoa

Pikassaria

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 21 51

Urtxola

Between the villages of Sare and Zugarramurdi, this This restaurant offers typical food.

Not to be missed

The village of Sare

The village of Sare

Classified among the 152 "most beautiful villages of France", Sare is a typical "labourdin" village...
Xareta territory

Xareta territory

Transborder territory gathering 4 villages on both sides of the border: Ainhoa and Sare for the French side, Urdax-Urdazubi and Zugarramurdi for the Navarrese side.

Organisation of your trip to the Basque Country

Basque country tourist offices

Basque country tourist offices

Official website of Basque country tourist offices
Coup de coeur Basque

Coup de coeur Basque

A website to discover Basque Country.
Familiscope

Familiscope

Directory of the leisures and activities for children in France.
Le Guide du Pays Basque

Le Guide du Pays Basque

Travel Guide (online) about the Basque Country.
Sites et musées en Pays Basque

Sites et musées en Pays Basque

L'association des Sites et Musées en Pays Basque rassemble les 15 principaux sites patrimoniaux, culturels, naturels et touristiques du Pays Basque.

Accommodation and restaurants near the caves

B&B in Sare

The association "Ongi etorri Saran" offers accommodation in a selection of quality homes labelized "Gites de France".
Camping Ametza

Camping Ametza

Camping Ametza, a 4-star campsite, is located in Hendaye, within walking distance from the beach.
Camping Itsas Mendi

Camping Itsas Mendi

Camping in St Jean de Luz proposing pitches for tents, caravans or motorhome, and mobile homes.
Camping Oyam

Camping Oyam

The four-stars Airotel campsite Oyam is located in Bidart, just south of Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz.
Campings de charme

Campings de charme

The association "Camping de Charme" gathers a selection of campsites two or three stars located in the Basque Country, between the seaside and mountains.
Hotel Alcyon

Hotel Alcyon

Hotel in Biarritz

Hotel-Restaurant ARRAYA

Former post-house on the way to Compostelle, this beautiful Basque house dating from 16th century is very comfortable and hospitable. It is one of the best gastronomic restaurants in the Basque Country at the very heart of one of the most beautiful villages of France.
Tel.: (0)5 59 54 20 46 / email : hotel@arraya.com

Hotel-Restaurant BARATXARTEA

At the foot of the Rhune, emblematic mountain of the Basque Country, in the typical and peaceful area of Ihalar, we will welcome you in our beautiful Basque house with stone walls, for a relaxing holiday during which you will be able to enjoy moments of escape while discovering an authentic country between sea and mountain.
Tel.: (0)5 59 54 20 48 / email: contact@hotel-baratxartea.com

Hotel-Restaurant LASTIRY

Hotel with charm located on the village square and which has been completely refurbished. Its restaurant combines simplicity and gastronomy.
Tel.: (0)5 59 54 20 07 / email: lastiry@wanadoo.fr

Hotel-Restaurant PIKASSARIA

Between the Spanish border and the centre of Sare, house dating from the 18th century in green and peaceful surroundings. Family-run business with sight on mountains and countryside. Traditional cooking.
Tel.: (0)5 59 54 21 51
Email: hotelpikassarie@orange.fr
Hotel-Trinquet PLEKA

Hotel-Trinquet PLEKA

2 minutes away from the centre of the village of Sare, this former 19th century farm was turned into a hotel and trinquete. Bar and breakfast on the terrace. Ideal starting point to discover the Basque Country.
Tel.: (0)5 59 54 22 06 / email: pleka@pleka.net
Résidence Hôtelière du Golf ***

Résidence Hôtelière du Golf ***

770 metres away from the town centre, the port and 1 km away from the Bay of Saint Jean de Luz, the Résidence du Golf is an ideal place to spend your holiday. Our flats are fully equipped and facilities include a 200m² heated pool and, 50 metres away, the Golf de la Nivelle.
Résidence hotelière MAEVA***

Résidence hotelière MAEVA***

Located in Ciboure, Socoa and Hendaye, the Résidences de tourisme MAEVA are pleased to welcome you for an unforgettable holiday.

Ttakoinenborda

"Ttakoinenborda" remains typical of the seventeenth century welcomes you in charming guest rooms in a green setting near a river and close to the caves of Sare.
VVF Village de Sare Tel : 05 59 54 20 95

VVF Village de Sare Tel : 05 59 54 20 95

200 metres away from Sare, small and authentic Basque village, the holiday club "Omordia" is open from April to October, offering 85 quality flats and animation for the whole family. After a visit to the Caves of Sare, enjoy a wonderful panorama on the Rhune from the restaurant where you will taste delicious local specialities cooked by our Chef!

Venta

Antton venta

Phone: 0034 948 599 161

Berrouet

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 21 96

Halty

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 24 84

Loretxoa

Phone +33 (0)6 13 65 07 95

Websites we find interesting

Anecat

Anecat

Anecat association gathers caves, sinkholes or prehistoric sites of France.
Heurocom

Heurocom

Webmaster of the site.
SARL Heurocom, heritage development using new technologies.
The friends’ association of the basque museum

The friends’ association of the basque museum

It aims at contributing to the increase of collections, to the life and influence of the Basque Museum.

Brasserie

Keinu Taberna

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 27 75

Olhamendy

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 29 92

Bar

Bar de LA MAIRIE

Phone: +33 (0)5 59 54 25 19