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10 of Biarritz's Top Spots for Espadrille Shoes

Arsène espadrilles | Courtesy of Arsène Espadrilles
Arsène espadrilles | Courtesy of Arsène Espadrilles
Those who will be in the Basque region on around August 15th should go to Mauléon (where espadrilles were first created) for the city’s annual “Fête de l’Espadrille” as they pay homage to this iconic shoe. If you want to follow the trend, here are 10 of Biarritz’s (and its surroundings) best spots to find a perfect pair of espadrilles this summer.

Art Of Soule

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"La Zèbre", one of Art Of Soule's original designs
"La Zèbre", one of Art Of Soule's original designs | Courtesy of Art Of Soule
Launched in 2008, the brand first distinguished itself for using the colors of each rugby team from the South-West region on its espadrilles. Made in Mauléon, Art Of Soule’s espadrilles are praised for being the perfect mix between originality and tradition. Indicative of its success, the store was recently featured in Madame Figaro Japan.
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Founded by two friends who grew up in Mauléon, Arsène’s hand-made espadrilles offer a large choice for women and men. To complete the look, check out their online store and see a selection of original hats and socks.

Arsène espadrilles Courtesy of Arsène Espadrilles


Shoppers will find espadrilles in every shade in their online store in which the large diversity of colors and design will satisfy the most demanding customers.

La Maison de l’Espadrille

Created in 1960, shoppers will appreciate La Maison de l’Espadrille’s savoir faire and the variety of their designs. Besides, the creators are not afraid to shake things up with innovative designs and shoe styles.

La Maison de L’Espadrille, 2 Rue Lormand, Bayonne, France, +33 5 59 25 74 09

A large choice at “La Maison de l’Espadrille” | Courtesy of La Maison de l’Espadrille

Les Sandales d’Eugenie

This family-owned business was established in 1935 by the current owner’s grandfather. It is another great place in Biarritz for those looking for customized and original espadrilles.

Les Sandales d’Eugénie, 18 Rue Mazagran, Biarritz, France, +33 5 59 24 22 51

Don Quichosse

Located in Mauléon, Don Quichosse distinguishes itself with their very-stylish designs.

Don Quichosse, Rue Jeanne d’Arc, Mauléon-Licharre, France, +33 5 59 28 28 18

Trendy designs of Atelier Don Quichosse | Courtesy of Atelier Don Quichosse

Pare Gabia

There is a long tradition and a perfectly-mastered savoir faire behind this brand. Established in 1935, Pare Gabia’s designs have been since then trendsetters with their innovative designs.

Pare Gabia, 430, Rue Principale, 64250 Espelette, +33 05 59 93 88 02


This family-owned business has successfully managed to create very affordable espadrilles combining tradition, modernity, and quality.

Espasoule, 52 Boulevard Gambetta, 64130 Mauléon Soule, France, +33 5 59 28 13 89

Espasoule espadrilles | Courtesy of Espasoule

Espadrilles Mauléon

Highly praised by fashion professionals, the craftsmen at Espadrilles Mauléon are notorious for their precise handwork and their use of natural and bio products. They also customize espadrilles with the fabric of buyers’ choice.

PRODISO, Espadrilles de Mauléon, 3 Rue du Jeu de Paume, 64130 Mauléon Soule, France, +33 (0)5 59 28 28 48

These recommendations were updated on June 30, 2017 to keep your travel plans fresh.