Plenty of things to discover from the coast to inland Basque Country
The Basque Country, a region like none other.
More than a region, the Basque Country is home to the Basque people.
With its mild weather and surprising geography, the Basque Country highlights nature through mountain and sea: the refreshing ocean, the green, hilly countryside, still untouched, gently sloping mountains… The Basque Country paints us a picture of a rich and unique region.
The Basque people settled in this beautiful setting and prospered. They developed their own culture and language.
Discover our campsite in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a town with its own lively cultural identity. Fall in love with the songs and dances, games of Basque pelota, Jai Alai or rural sports.
LIFE IS GOOD IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Come enjoy the many festivals of the Basque Country, such as Bayonne in August, folklore or surfing festivals, the food festival, or the sheepdog contest.
Enjoy tapas, dishes with Espelette pepper, Gâteau Basque, and of course the famous sheep cheese, beloved friend of cherry jam!
Visit Basque cities: these resort towns, such as Biarritz or Saint-Jean-de-Luz, were once very popular with aristocrats and today enjoy a renewed popularity. Go stroll down the streets of Bayonne and soak up the town’s history through its unique architecture.
Head inland, to preserved and authentic villages, to vast homes with red, green or blue shutters around their pediments.
DISCOVER the Saint-Jean-de-Luz AREA
Take the Rhune tourist train and head up to the mythical summit of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. From the 900 m summit, you will have a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees mountain chain and the entire Basque Coast until Landes.
Cross the Pyrenees to get to the Spanish side of Basque Country. There you can see monumental works of art at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao or experience the special charm of the “The Pearl of Cantabria”, San Sebastián: its tapas bars and cuisine will make your mouth water and ladies will love its elegant streets lined with pretty boutiques!
But above all, come and meet the merry and generous people, proud of their region, happy to show it to you, proud of their culture and happy to share it with you.
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