Fact file

The Basque Coun­try strad­dles north-east Spain and south­west France, in the west of the de­part­ment of Pyrénées-At­lan­tiques. The French Basque Coun­try in­cludes three for­mer French prov­inces: Labourd (La­purdi), Basse-Navarre (Baxe Na­far­roa) and Soule (Xibero

Living France - - Contents -

The es­sen­tial in­for­ma­tion and key con­tacts you’ll need for a life on the Basque coast

POP­U­LA­TION

Pyrénées-At­lan­tiques: 660,871 (Jan 2012) Source: in­see.fr

CLI­MATE

The Basque Coun­try is rel­a­tively mild all year round but is prone to elec­tric storms as a re­sult of its prox­im­ity to both the moun­tains and the ocean. In sum­mer, tem­per­a­tures reg­u­larly peak above 300C, while the win­ters can of­ten be very wet and windy. Biar­ritz Av­er­age an­nual sun­shine hours: 1,887.3 Av­er­age days with rain­fall per year: 140.5 Av­er­age an­nual rain­fall: 1,450.9mm Av­er­age min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture: 10.4°C Av­er­age max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture: 18.1°C

ED­U­CA­TION

School term dates Pyrénées-At­lan­tiques is in Zone A ed­u­ca­tion.gouv.fr

League ta­ble of schools in Pyrénées-At­lan­tiques lin­ter­naute.com/ville/lycee/ pyre­nees-at­lan­tiques/ de­parte­ment-64

PROP­ERTY

Cham­bre In te rdép arte men­tal ed es No­taires des Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-At­lan­tiques et Lan­des Tel: 00 33 (0)5 59 80 33 18 cham­bre.pau@no­taires.fr

WORK AND BUSI­NESS OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES

Cham­bre de Com­merce et d’In­dus­trie (CCI) Bay­onne Pays Basque bay­onne.cci.fr

Pôle Em­ploi – Bay­onne 66 Av Al­lées Marines 64100 Bay­onne

Pôle Em­ploi – Biar­ritz 8ter Rue Borde d’An­dré 64200 Biar­ritz pole-em­ploi.fr

LO­CAL BANKS

Bar­clays 9 Rue Thiers, 64100 Bay­onne Tel: 00 33 (0)5 59 59 36 05

HSBC 6 Pas­sage de la Féria 64100 Bay­onne Tel: 00 33 (0)5 59 31 29 70 1 Rue Gardères, 62400 Biar­ritz Tel: 00 33 (0)8 10 24 68 10

Crédit Agri­cole 3 Rue Port de Ber­taco 64100 Bay­onne Tel: 00 33 (0)5 59 31 70 47 10 Place Ge­orges Cle­menceau, 64200 Biar­ritz Tel: 00 33 (0)5 59 23 41 97

PUBLIC TRANS­PORT

The Chrono­plus bus net­work op­er­ates be­tween Bi­dart, Biar­ritz, An­glet, Bay­onne, StPierre-d’Irube, Bou­cau and Tarnos Monthly travel pass: €30 An­nual travel pass: €300 Stu­dent pass for the aca­demic year: €45 The an­nual PASSPRO of­fers a 10% dis­count for em­ploy­ees: €270

A free shut­tle bus ( navette) ser­vice also op­er­ates in Bay­onne and Biar­ritz

An elec­tric bike rental scheme is avail­able on a monthly or three­monthly ba­sis (1 month = €50, 3 months = €130) For full details and timeta­bles visit chrono­plus.eu

HEALTH­CARE AND SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY

CPAM Bay­onne 68 Av des Al­lées Marines 64100 Bay­onne

URSSAF Biar­ritz 6 Av Belle Mar­ion, 64600 An­glet

CARSAT (Caisse d’as­sur­ance re­traite et de la santé au tra­vail) Aquitaine Imm Cité Du Palais, 24 Av­enue Marhum, 64100 Bay­onne

EX­PAT GROUPS

As­so­ci­a­tion France États-Unis Côte Basque (Fran­coAmer­i­can friend­ship group) franceusa.org/as­so­ci­a­tion/ re­gions/biar­ritz.html

Lan­des and Pays Basque In­ter­na­tional Women’s Club lpb.iwc.free.fr

Biar­ritz In­ter­na­tional Group (Meetup) meetup.com/Biar­ritz-Bay­on­neMeetup-Group

An­glo­phones Pau Pyrénées (APP) an­glopau.wixsite.com/ ap­pyr

HOS­PI­TALS

Cen­tre Hospi­tal­ier de la Côte Basque (CHCB) 13 av­enue de l’In­terne Jac­ques Loeb, 64100 Bay­onne Tel: 00 33 (0)5 59 44 35 35 ch-cote-basque.fr

Ca­pio Clin­ique Bel­harra 2 al­lée du Doc­teur La­fon 64100, Bay­onne Tel: 00 33 (0)8 26 96 64 64 clin­ique-bel-harra.ca­pio.fr

Find lo­cal GPs, clin­ics and med­i­cal ser­vices at an­nu­aire­sante.ameli.fr

USE­FUL WEB­SITES

tourisme64.com pays-basque.tou-risme64.com guide-du-pays­basque.com

Con­seil dé­parte­men­tal (for ed­u­ca­tion, trans­port, en­vi­ron­ment, sport) le64.fr

De­part­ment: PyrénéesAt­lan­tiques Re­gion: Nou­velleAquitaine Cap­i­tal: Pau A FREE SHUT­TLE BUS (NAVETTE) SER­VICE OP­ER­ATES IN BAY­ONNE AND BIAR­RITZ

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