Pyrenees Atlantiques cottages can be found in and around the many coastal resorts, amongst the rural Basque villages and in the Pyrenees Mountains. The freedom to explore these contrasting areas, and maybe even cross the border to see neighbouring Spain, is part of the attraction of this diverse region. The most popular coastal towns to visit are Biarritz and Bayonne where you can enjoy excellent restaurants, pretty architecture and sea views and the chance to swim, surf and relax on the beach. Further inland try a visit to Pau, a town known as ‘Ville Anglais' that has a main boulevard with a British feel to it that is contrasted by the imposing backdrop of the Pyrenees Mountains. Explore the shops and restaurants around the castle walls and ride the free funicular up to the old city centre.