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5 places you need to visit in french basque country

The mountains plunge into the ocean, here green blends with red: welcome to the Basque Country! Sites not to be missed during a stay with family or friends.


Where the mountains meet the ocean

Make the most of your weekend or holidays in family or between friends in the basque country !


1 - La Rhune

The famous Basque summit, La Rhune, a must during your holidays in the Basque Country! Reach an altitude of 905 m aboard its authentic rack railway, or on foot for the more sporty ones! At the top, after crossing the path of a few pottoks (wild horses) and sheep, enjoy a panoramic view of the Pyrenees on one side and the Ocean on the other...


2 - The coastal path

From Bidart to Hendaye via Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Ciboure, the coastal path offers magnificent panoramas. The Pyrenees on one side, beaches, strikes and cliffs on the Atlantic side. The walk continues on the Spanish side from Hondarribia to San Sebastian, a beautiful stop in the harbor of Pasaia before the discovery of Donostia Bay.


3 - From Holzarte to Kakuetta

Lovers of thrills, go to Soule, in the heart of the Basque Country. Cross the Holzarte footbridge suspended 180 m high or walk down the Kakuetta gorges, you will come across a waterfall that falls from about 20 meters.

Two life-size sites that are as grandiose as they are exotic.


4 - Basque Pelota

In the Basque Country, each village has its own pediment. You will always meet a pelotari there. Agility, strength, speed and precision, you will be admiring the talents of the players in each of the many Basque pelota specialities: pala, paleta, xare, chistera..


5 - On the road to the Most Beautiful Villages in France

Ainhoa, La Bastide Clairence, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and Sare, Zugarramurdi, these five villages labelled "Most beautiful villages in France" in the Basque Country, which you will not forget!

Stroll through Ainhoa, La Bastide-Clairence, Sare and Zugarramurdi, and enjoy the typical architecture of Basque villages with their "euskal etxe" (Basque houses) with their colorful facades.


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