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Make a holiday rental property or villa in Bidart, France your home away from home

Bidart is a charming coastal village on the Cote Basque in southern France, bursting with Basque ambience, situated on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic. The village stands just to the south of Biarritz, and although there are many comparisons to be made, the complete lack of crowds makes Bidart Biarritz’ tranquil neighbour. With permanently quiet beaches and the rich landscapes of the Pyrenean foothills both within walking distance of a self catering Bidart property, it is little wonder that Bidart has been kept so quiet by the lucky few that have already discovered it.

Things to do in Bidart, France

The typically Basque appearance of the town (white facades decorated with rich red shutters and beams) is wildly endearing, especially as the town remains crowd free, even during the height of the tourist season.

The hidden beaches of Bidart are a joy to discover. Nestled at the bottom of the cliffs that line the coast, Bidart's beaches are never crowded, giving those staying in Bidart accommodation to ability to pick and choose their ideal spot from which to enjoy a day in the sun. The coastline is rugged and lined with exceptional little cove beaches, which are ideal for family holidays in the sun.

However, most of those heading down to the beach every morning will have a surfboard under their arm. Bidart is one of France’s top surfing spots, but be warned, surfing in Bidart is not for the feint hearted, as 6-9 metre swells can crash onto the coastline. Experienced surfers flock to self catering Bidart villas and apartments throughout the year, but novices are advised not to head out into the break unless your swimming is very strong as there are rips. If you would like to learn to surf from a Bidart property rental, there are plenty of surfing schools in Biarritz, where conditions are more forgiving.

Turning the other direction from a Bidart villa, and you shall soon find yourself in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The area is an outdoor activity and cultural centre of the highest quality, with endless walking, mountain biking and horse riding opportunities, as well as a whole range of small villages where local cuisine and customs have changed little over the centuries. Walking, riding and cycling maps are available from the Biarritz and Bidart tourist information offices. There is also a delightful 9 hole golf course within a few minutes of a Bidart apartment.

Places to visit on holiday in Bidart, France

The city of Biarritz is a wonderful place to visit. The beach and surfing credentials of Biarritz are well known, with tourists travelling from around Europe to spend long days in the surf. There is far more to Biarritz than just beaches and surfing though, there are many luxurious shopping streets, with scattered restaurants and cafes in which to enjoy the finest of Basque cooking. Whether you are looking for activity of relaxation in Biarritz, there is always entertainment waiting just around the corner.

Weather in Bidart, France

The weather in Bidart is hot during the summer months and pleasantly mild during the winter, making it a year round surfing spot. Water temperatures vary from 13-18°C, whilst average monthly air temperatures vary from 28°C in August to 12°C in January.

Travel to Bidart, France

Biarritz Airport is just 5km from a holiday rental property in Bidart. There are a great range of direct flights from the UK, provided by both Ryanair and easyJet, arriving from airports including Dublin (DUB), London and Birmingham (BHX).

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Tranquil Ocean View

5 of 5
This was such a wonderful place to stay! The owners greeted us and made us feel welcome. The house is well supplied with paper products, kitchen necessities, and indoor and outdoor furniture. You will want to sit outside in the beautiful garden and listen to the ocean. It is such a simple 2 minute walk through the woods to the beach. And there is a restaurant right at the beach below the house! We had a lovely stay. Thank you for sharing this retreat with us.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Modern mainly comfortable .

4 of 5
Very pleasant apartment well maintained, well hosted , every thing worked , apart from a few flickering outside lights. Beautiful setting and surrounding area . Visit could have been improved by a few simple instruction sheets for equipment ( which was generally very good ).Older couples might appreciate 2 w.c.s and more comfortable dining chairs for long conversational meals ,but generally thoroughly enjoyed our stay .
  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016