To see, to do
From the Hotel Loreak in Bayonne, you can explore the Basque Country and the coast.
Discover the culture and nature, as well as the exceptional tourist sites.
Bayonne, « Town of Art and History »
Lovers of culture can visit the museums near the hotel:
- Musée basque: it houses the most important ethnographic collection dedicated to the Basque Country.
- Musée Bonnat-Helleu
Also worth a visit: the majestic Sainte-Marie cathedral
Bayonne is also a town of rugby, pelote basque and corrida. The town's arenas can be visited.
The Plaine d’Ansot nature site and the museum about nature history
The Plaine d'Ansot is a nature site edging Bayonne. This 100 ha site boasts a great wealth of nature. Visitors can make use of tracks for hiking, horse riding or cycling.
The musée d’histoire naturelle, the oldest museum of Bayonne, holds excellent and varied collections about botanics, zoology, etc.
Rugby is important in the Basque Country.
This sport is the great passion of the owner of Hotel Loreak, Pascal Ondarts, a former prop of the Biarritz Olympique, who was selected 46 times for the national team.
The rugby stadium Jean Dauger of Bayonne is home to the Aviron Bayonnais team. Training sessions and matches can be assisted here.
In Biarritz, the rugby stadium Aguiléra, home to the Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, is open to the public. A passionate guide will take you through the stadium.
At less than 30 minutes from the hotel, visit Espelette, a small and authentic Basque village known for the Espelette pepper. This town, proud of its traditions, organises a great number of events.
The Basque Coast, between the sea and the mountains
35 km of beaches and cliffs.
Between sea and mountains, you'll be crossing small fishing harbours, green hills and the coastal path for some great hikes.
At just 5 km from Bayonne you'll find some lovely beaches.
Towns to visit: Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port