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You’ll find the best shopping along pedestrian rue Gambetta and around the Eglise St-Jean-de-Luz. You can find anything here from clothes and leather handbags to books and chocolates, dishes and linens.

You can also ramble around the port, sip pastis in a harborfront cafe, and debate the virtues of the beret. Then scout out Maison Adam, 49 rue Gambetta (www.macarons-adam.com; tel. 05-59-26-03-54), which has sold almond-based confections from this boutique since 1660. For quality tablecloths, throws, bedding, and other gorgeous linen, the traditional Mendiburutegia Tissus, 3 rue Renau-d’Elissagaray (http://decotextilebasque.com; tel. 05-59-26-02-63), is hard to beat. 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.