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Boucau, Pyrénées Atlantiques

At the mounh of the Adour

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Region: Aquitaine Departement: (64) Pyrenees Atlantiques Locality: Pays Basque

The Village of Boucau is land locked by Tarnos to the North, West & East, the North bank of the River Adour to the South West and Bayonne to the South.

Boucau

Boucau is the most Northerly village on the Cote Basque (Pyrenees Atlantiques Departement (64)), by definition of the realms and boundaries, with the Landes Departement. Yet by another definition, because it is located above the river Adour and sighted with Tarnos, it is the most Southerly Village on the Cote d'Argent, although not actually on the coast, but just 1 km (just over ½ a mile) from the beaches

The reasons for this confusion as I have discovered (but not had confirmed by authority), is that some time back in the distant past, Bayonne in the Pays Basque & the Pyrenees Atlantiques Department (created from 3 of the original 7 provinces of the Pays Basque) wanted total control of both Banks of the River Adour Estuary & Port, and so the decision was taken to include Boucau in the 64 Department, but as I understand it, Boucau was never originally in the Pays Basque (a separate Country up until the late 16th Century). (Still confused, so am I).

Tarnos & Boucau are located in the heart of a vast tourist region and are exactly half way between the Landes coastal resorts & pine forests, the Cote Basque and Pyrenees Mountains.

Lodging, Restaurants, Markets

Hotels Holiday rentals Real estate Camping Restaurants Markets

History, Culture, Entertainments

Summer events Museums Places of interest The Adour Church Bullfighting Pelote Basque Disco's Casinos Thalassotherapy Spa Tourist office

Sports, Leisure and Excursions

Beaches Surf Sailing Windsurfing Sea Kayak - Jet ski - etc... Diving School Rafting and Canoë Boat hire/Boat trip Sea fishing/boat trip Fishing Yacht Marina Golf Tennis Equestrian centres Go Karting Quad Bowling Billiards Leisure Parks

Local Transport

Airport Bus Services Local Train Services Taxi Services Car Hire Cycle Hire Scooter/Motor Bike Hire

Situation Maps

Boucau Town Tarnos Aquitaine Departement 64 Basque country Basque coast Landes 40 Landes coast Travel Distance-Ometer

Neighbouring Towns

Anglet - 6 km South Bayonne - 3 km South Tarnos - 2 km au Nord
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