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    30 Activities

    From Bordeaux to the Basque Country

    From Bordeaux to the Basque Country
    Starts from

    Bordeaux

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    30

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    613 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bordeaux

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    3 days

    Length

    613 mi

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    Alexis James

    Alexis James

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    Highlights

    • Stock up on world-class wines in Saint Emillion.
    • Soak in Toulouse's terracotta vistas.
    • Sample Basque food and culture in San Sebastian.
    This three-day road trip will take in the cultural and gastronomic hotspots south of Bordeaux and into Spain's Basque region. Beginning by heading east towards the world-famous wine regions of Saint Emillion and Bergerac, you'll then travel on to Toulouse, known as La Ville Rose for its beautiful terracotta buildings.
    On day two, you'll track the beautiful Pyrenean mountain range towards Pau, before crossing over the border to sample the sights and tastes of Spain's San Sebastian. Day three will involve a scenic route back north via the Atlantic coast, stopping in Biarritz, Bayonne, and then oysters for dinner in Arcachon.

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    This three-day road trip will take in the cultural and gastronomic hotspots south of Bordeaux and into Spain's Basque region. Beginning by heading east towards the world-famous wine regions of Saint Emillion and Bergerac, you'll then travel on to Toulouse, known as La Ville Rose for its beautiful terracotta buildings.
    On day two, you'll track the beautiful Pyrenean mountain range towards Pau, before crossing over the border to sample the sights and tastes of Spain's San Sebastian. Day three will involve a scenic route back north via the Atlantic coast, stopping in Biarritz, Bayonne, and then oysters for dinner in Arcachon.
    Alexis James

    Alexis James

    Travel Expert

    • Stock up on world-class wines in Saint Emillion.
    • Soak in Toulouse's terracotta vistas.
    • Sample Basque food and culture in San Sebastian.

    Travel itinerary

    Heading to La Ville Rose
    7 Activities

    Day 1

    185 mi2 mi

    Heading to La Ville Rose

    Today is all about racking up several pleasant stops before arriving in your evening hub of Toulouse. You'll enjoy a world-famous vineyard, a Michelin-recommended restaurant, and one of the oldest monasteries in the region before you arrive to enjoy the fantastic nightlife on offer in La Ville Rose.
    18:00
    Crossing the Border Into Spain
    9 Activities

    Day 2

    227 mi4 mi

    Crossing the Border Into Spain

    Spend the morning exploring more of beautiful Toulouse, before heading for the Pyrenees. You'll pass through the quaint commune of Valentine and stop in Pau for a stroll along its scenic boulevard, before crossing over into Spain for a Basque-themed night in San Sebastian.
    18:45
    Back to Bordeaux Along the Atlantic Coast
    14 Activities

    Day 3

    201 mi4 mi

    Back to Bordeaux Along the Atlantic Coast

    Spend the morning taking in the fresh coastal air of San Sebastian, and educate yourself on the history of Basque culture at the city's renowned museum. Then take in a last view of the city from on high, before heading to the border town of Hondarribia for a tapas lunch. Then head north tracking the coast to Biarritz, Bayonne, and finish your journey with fresh oysters in Arcachon.

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