Hendaye The Essential
Swim a few strokes in the Bidassoa River and you'll hit Spain! Hendaye is a frontier town between the mountains and the sea, and over the centuries has seen many a royal pass by. Nowadays, however, inhabitants of the home town of Bixente Lizarazu, member of the World Cup-winning French national football team, are happy to sunbathe, swim and surf. At high tide the river estuary, with the town of Fontarabie standing on the far bank, becomes a calm lake where you can partake in various water sports.