Holiday Park; Among nature
Ondres is a really pleasant seaside resort between les Landes, the Basque coast and Spain, in a location that boasts the natural beauty of les Landes and the unique features of the Basque region. Set within a protected pine forest and with a 2 km stretch of sandy beaches, walking, cycling and horse riding are great ways of appreciating this amazing landscape, and of re-energising yourself in this peaceful and pleasant corner of France.
You?ll love the authentic culture of the Basque region, which you can experience through its language, called Euskara, as well as through its dance and music. You?ll also be able to experience the famous national sport created by the Basque people, known as Basque pelota. And don?t forget to enjoy some of the wonderful local food, which is a real high point, and which includes Jambon de Bayonne ham and Espelette peppers.
While here, you shouldn?t miss out on the opportunity to visit some of the really attractive local towns, including Bayonne, with the cathedral of Sainte-Marie (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Basque museum (where you can find out about the region?s history), and Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where the pivotal marriage between Louis XIV and the Spanish Infanta took place and where you?ll be able visit some of the residences used by the king and his future bride. The town of Biarritz reflects the era of Napoleon III through its Rock of the Virgin and the Hôtel du Palais, as well as having great beaches and a surfing location which is famous throughout the world.