Getting Around Aquitaine

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    Petit Train de Biarritz

    by gwened Written Oct 17, 2014

    a very good idea on any town to see the major sights with little time or after a long walk in the city , get some leisure nice ride on these quaint little trains.

    Biarritz is nice and the trip is wonderful. The main depart is from the Grande Plage Ouest at the Esplanade du Casino and Rocher de la Vierge. The ride is every 30 minutes and the season in low period is from 14h30 to 18h ,June and September 10h00 to 19h and July and August from 9h30 to 23h cost is 5,50€ adults.

    the ride is shown here

    nice for the entire family.

    petit train de Biarritz
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    How to come in and out Biarritz

    by gwened Updated Aug 5, 2014

    Nice chic town on the beach Atlantic side, and one needs to see, lovely place.

    it has a small airport at
    7 esplanade de l’Europe
    64600 Anglet
    Téléphone 05 59 43 83 83

    the local bus network Chronoplus is at
    Rue Louis Barthou
    64200 Biarritz
    Téléphone 05 59 24 26 53

    the regional bus network ATCRB is at
    Tel 05 59 26 06 99
    Bayonne, Anglet, Biarritz ,and the villages of Boucau, Saint Pierre d'Irube and Tarnos

    the PESA bus lines takes you to San Sebastian and Bilbao in Spain
    Tel 00 (34) 902 10 12 10

    the train station is at Allée du MOURA

    taxis stands are at
    Taxis Biarritz
    1 avenue de Verdun
    64200 Biarritz
    Téléphone 05 59 03 18 18
    Taxis BAB
    Rue de l’Estagnas
    64200 Biarritz
    Téléphone 05 59 63 17 17

    you have free navette bus service to these locations
    every 10 minutes from Mondays to Saturdays and from 7h30 to 19h30, September to June and 7/7 from June 29 to August 31
    Rue Louis Barthou
    Téléphone 05 59 24 26 53

    Navette gratuite Saint-Charles
    every 20 minutes from 7h30 to 19h30,mondays to Saturdays except holidays
    Rue Louis Barthou
    Téléphone 05 59 24 26 53
    Côte des Basques
    every 15 minutes from 10h to 20h.Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from April 19 to June 28 and September 6 to 14. 7/7 service from June 29 to August 31
    Rue Louis Barthou
    Téléphone 05 59 24 26 53

    intercity department bus service is found here
    Tel +34 (0) 8 00 64 24 24

    driving is easy along the A63 connecting to the D810 ,then D260 to city center from Paris. the A63 connects to the A64 to Toulouse and al.
    route planner best is
    traffic at

    city parking handle by
    parking casino, 29 boulevard du Général de Gaulle
    parking grande plage ,Boulevard du Général de Gaulle
    parking bellevue, Place Bellevue
    parking Clemenceau, 16 avenue Foch
    parking sainte Eugénie, Place Sainte-Eugénie
    parking mediathéque, Impasse Beauséjour

    other parkings
    parking gare du midi, Rue François Mauriac
    parking aéroport, 7 Esplanade de l’Europe; email:

    Free parking area at Aguilera, ave charles Floquet, hippodrome des fleurs at Avenue du Lac Marion, halle d'iraty at Rue de Pitchot

    shuttle service to the entire region captain scoot
    and Chabe

    for scooter rentals ,bikes, and motos
    locations at 24 rue Peyreloubilh . Tél/Fax : + 33 5 59 24 94 47, and branch at Station Service : Avenue de l'Impératrice : + 33 6 47 07 71 00

    old bus line 1 biarritz bayonne
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    How to get in and out Bayonne

    by gwened Updated Aug 1, 2014

    They take you to Biarritz
    A1 bus, just put the street or station you want after naming the cities in the box in French
    is all of dept 64 Landes. They provide free bus rides for the city center with small buses of 22 passengers.

    SNCF train station info in English is here
    for purchases online is here

    The road leading to Bayonne
    Autoroute A 63 : Paris - Madrid
    Autoroute A 64 : Méditerranée, Toulouse
    RD 810 and RD 817
    the route planner that work best in France is
    the parking in city center are:
    ◾Parking de Gaulle in the hypermarket near the mairie or city hall and shops, has a free navette bus passing by, open from 8h30 -19h (1.20€/hr)
    ◾Parking Boufflers, located at allées Boufflers on the banks of river Adour,near city center and pedestrian Streets, also free navette and open from 8h30 -19h (1.20€ /hour)
    ◾Parking Pedros, also in a hypermarket near the city hall and shops, free navette that takes you to city center, open from 8h30 -19h (1.20€ /hour)
    ◾Parking Owen Roe, located near the river Nive,near the historic center, open from 8h30 -19h (1.20€ /hr)
    ◾Parking Porte d'Espagne, located in the ramparts of Vauban,near the historic center; serve by a free navette bus that takes you to city center. 1€ for the day.
    ◾Parking Lautrec, located in the old center, service by a navette bus for free to city center, 1€ for the day.
    ◾Parking des Glacis, located in the allées Paulmy, near city center and pedestrian sector, it is service by a free navette bus to take you to city center for 1€ for the day.
    ◾Parking Glain, located at allée de Glain, near city center and pedestrian sector. it is also service by a free navette bus to city center and 1€ for the day
    ◾Parking La Baignade, located at rue du Bastion Royal on the banks of river Nive,near city center and pedestrian sector. service by a free navette bus that takes you to city center for 1€ the day.

    bike rides for tourism all is here

    the closest airport is that of Biarritz

    for taxis in Bayonne and nearby this is it

    Conditions to help those with mobility impaired exist, just email for your specific needs here

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    How to get in and out DAX

    by gwened Written Jun 18, 2014

    For the local bus system Couralin
    Line n°1 : Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Barradeau) - Narrosse (Eglise)
    Line n°2 : Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Bruyères) - Dax (HLM Piton)
    Line n°3 : Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Christus) - Seyresse (Vieux Bourg)
    Line N°4 : Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Loustaou) - Dax (Le Plateau)
    1 line, Sundays and Holidays during the winter : Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Christus) - Dax (Saint-Pierre)
    The ticket is one euro only purchase in the bus or 10 for 5€ at the ticket office
    here you have pdf file for each line and the city center bus Vitenville

    For the department by bus use this site for itineraries

    For the train the station is at avenue de la Gare open Mondays to Fridays for office counter from 07h30-19h00, and Saturdays from 08h30-19h00,Sundays and Holidays 08h30-20h40
    the official SNCF site for station info in English is here
    for purchases online is at

    The closest airport is that of Pau
    and can use also that of Biarritz

    Taxis recommended by the tourist office
    Abeille Taxi
    Tél. : 06 08 01 17 10
    Allo Taxi Dax
    Tél. : 05 58 91 25 25
    Arnaud Taxi Dax - M. Depuydt Arnaud
    Tél. : 06 84 76 88 36
    Taxi Duhaa
    Tél. : 06 07 06 27 65
    Taxis Ibar
    Tél. : 06 87 40 18 44
    Taxi Nat
    Tél. : 06 80 32 55 32
    JLB Taxi
    Tél. : 06 78 77 23 65
    Transport Lubat Philippe
    Tél. : 05 58 90 25 17 - 06 81 67 75 44

    coming by car you can park near city center and shopping at
    Parkings des Berges, first hour free, then pay in scales but very cheap
    Parking Chanzy, same as above
    you can see a map for address.direction to the parkings just click on the map to make it bigger

    gare or train station Dax
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    Low-cost flights from the UK

    by aaaarrgh Updated May 26, 2014

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    Ryanair, the Irish cut-price airline, fly to south-west France from 'London' Stansted. There are daily flights to/from Biarritz.

    Unlike some of Ryanair's destinations, the airport at Biarritz is quite close to civilization, the nearest railway station is within walking distance while the town is accessible by bus. The airport is small and very easy to transit.

    In December 2004 regular flights also began from Amsterdam to Pau, with a 3-year enticement by the regional authority. Basiqair are another of those good value low-cost airlines, this time Dutch.

    Ryanair unfortunately (but not unexpectedly) withdrew their service to the lovely Pau airport circa 2012 when the local council refused to continue the airline's subsidy.

    Hello tourists, commerce and more greenhouse gases!!

    'Thankyou for travelling with...' Biarritz Airport
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    The Somport France Spain

    by gwened Updated Apr 9, 2014

    This is a route that I took many times to visit relatives and show off my girlfriend and now wife of 23 years. WE travel by car along these wonderful mountain passes even before the Somport tunnel was build. Driving on a VW Golf on first gear up the mountain by Urdos, the customs station before the UE took away frontiers.

    The area tourist office is from France,

    and from Spain is at

    you can get route planner from France

    and from Spain

    My first trip here was back in 1991, and I left from Meaux in dept 77 Seine-et-Marne , driving a VW Golf manual trans. no AC, we drove on the A4 to Fontainebleau on the N36 and then took a bit of the A6 passing Melun.then took on the A19 to direction Orléans, and hook up with the A71 to Vierzon, and then the A20 (old N20) to Brive-la-Gaillarde ,Cahors, Moutaban,Tolouse, to get on the A64 to Pau,and then the D934 passing by Gan to Oloron-Sainte-Marie, becomes the N134 to the Spanish border passing Bedous,accous,Candanchu,Canfranc, Villanua, Jaca, Huesca; on the N330, then the A23 to Zaragoza, then the A2 to Catalayud,Medinaceli, around Guadalajara, Alcala de Henares, Torrejon de Ardoz, into Ave de America in Madrid, turn left at calle de Francisco Silvela to left at Calle Alcala past the monumental bullfight ring, and into my old teen neighborhood of Quintana.

    It took then about 17/21 hrs depending on how we stop on the road, having stayed night in hôtels in Pau and Villanua, (tips here in France and Spain). Glorious trips and looking forward to the next one this summer.

    the valley of Aspe passing Accous along the top of the pyr��n��es, lookout towers pige the mountain of the pyr��n��es arriving in town Spanish side.Candanchu
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    Small and friendly

    by nhcram Updated Jul 9, 2006

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    We flew with FLYBE from Birmingham to Bergerac on our last trip and found this to be a good choice. Small planes and efficient staff make this a great alternaitve to the larger airlines who do not even use your name! Two hours and you are in Bergerac. Great! Would certainly use them again if the price is right.

    Prpellers and all!

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    Budget Flights

    by nhcram Written Apr 4, 2006

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    Bergerac airport is not the most friendly places and it is slow. Two tin huts and a bar in between is the best way of describing it. Of course you have to get there early because they shut the check in on time every time!! After checking in there is only the bar and the cramped basic departure lounge which does not seem to have enough seating for a plane load of people.
    There are hoever in its defence three car hire companies which meet the flights if they are late.
    Flights from Stansted and Birmingham to name two.

    Departure lounge - Bergerac airport

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    Car required.

    by nhcram Written Sep 29, 2004

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    The Dordogne covers such a large area that you really need a car to be able to get around and appreciate the views and get to some of those out of the way villages. The train does run from Bordeaux through to Sarlat but the freedom of the car is such a bonus.

    2cv (Lovely old french car)

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