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Hendaye is a commune located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in southwestern France. It lies on the border of France and Spain, at the mouth of the Bidassoa River, which is the natural border between France and Spain.

Hendaye has a rich history, dating back to the Roman Empire, when it was known as Portus Hannibalis. It was then known as a port of the Kingdom of Navarre and was taken over by the Spanish in 1521. In 1660, the Treaty of the Pyrenees was signed in Hendaye, which ended the Thirty Years' War and established the modern boundaries between France and Spain.

Hendaye is a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains, and its proximity to the Spanish border. The town is known for its traditional Basque architecture, with its narrow, cobbled streets and brightly colored houses. The town is also known for its delicious cuisine, featuring fresh seafood and local Basque specialties.

The town is also home to two important religious sites. The Church of Saint-Vincent, which dates back to the 16th century, and the Sanctuary of Notre Dame de l'Immaculée Conception, which was built in 1875.

Hendaye is a great place to visit, with its stunning scenery, rich history, and delicious cuisine. It is a great place to explore and experience the unique culture of the Basque region.

Excursion tips for a day in Hendaye

Hendaye, located on the south-western corner of France, is a great destination for tourists looking to explore the Basque Country. There are plenty of activities to do in the area on a day trip, including:

1. Relaxing on Hendaye Beach: The beach is a great spot for sunbathing, swimming, and other beach activities.

2. Exploring the Old Town: Take a walk through the old town and explore the historical sites, including the Church of Saint-Vincent and the 16th century castle.

3. Visiting the Abbadia Museum: The museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the Basque Country and features a variety of artifacts and artwork.

4. Going on a Boat Tour: Take a boat tour of the nearby Bidassoa River and admire the stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains.

5. Shopping at the Local Markets: Visit the local markets in the area and pick up some souvenirs or sample some of the local cuisine.

6. Hiking in the Pyrenees Mountains: Take a hike in the nearby Pyrenees Mountains and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding area.

7. Visiting the Château d'Abbadia: Take a tour of the castle and explore its grounds and gardens.

8. Enjoying the Local Cuisine: Sample some of the local cuisine, such as Basque tapas, pinchos, and pintxos.

9. Exploring the Natural Parks: Take a walk through the nearby natural parks and admire the stunning flora and fauna.

Experience Hendaye with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Hendaye. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Hendaye

Hendaye in France has a temperate oceanic climate. In the summer months, temperatures are mild and humid, with average highs of around 22°C and lows of around 13°C. Autumn and winter are cooler, with temperatures dropping to an average of 5°C in winter and rainfall increasing. Spring is mild and wet, with temperatures rising to an average of 13°C and rainfall peaking in April and May. Overall, the climate in Hendaye is mild and humid throughout the year, with warmer temperatures in the summer months and cooler temperatures in the winter.

Cruise weather for Hendaye

Our weather forecast for Hendaye helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 18.8 °C
10.8 m/s
37.1 m/s
88.3 %
18.0 m
84.4 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 15.8 °C
20.9 m/s
67.3 m/s
74.6 %
21.4 m
69.4 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.7 °C
min: 13.4 °C
10.4 m/s
30.2 m/s
42.6 %
24.1 m
74.9 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 14.7 °C
8.3 m/s
28.1 m/s
26.9 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 13.8 °C
10.8 m/s
32.8 m/s
67.3 %
22.7 m
84.6 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 14.3 °C
13.0 m/s
13.0 m/s
47.2 %
22.4 m
80.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 13.5 °C
10.1 m/s
8.3 m/s
5.7 %
24.1 m
79.0 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 14.1 °C
10.8 m/s
10.4 m/s
9.9 %
24.1 m
80.9 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 20.5 °C
min: 17.6 °C
9.7 m/s
13.0 m/s
98.4 %
15.1 m
95.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 16 °C
9.0 m/s
9.7 m/s
76.1 %
16.2 m
91.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.1 °C
min: 14.8 °C
10.4 m/s
10.1 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
76.7 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 15.8 °C
9.7 m/s
6.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
71.0 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 16.8 °C
9.0 m/s
7.6 m/s
0.9 %
20.8 m
68.2 %
1,021 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 16.4 °C
10.1 m/s
11.5 m/s
1.2 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 16.8 °C
13.3 m/s
20.2 m/s
22.9 %
24.1 m
84.3 %
1,013 hPa

Cruises to Hendaye

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Scheduled ship calls in Hendaye, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 Seabourn Venture 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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