There’s no shortage of fun activities for all ages in the French Basque Country. Discover breathtaking scenery aboard the ‘Petit Train de la Rhune’ as it meanders through steep mountains to a 905-metre summit. Go surfing at Anglet beach, known as ‘Little California’, or marvel at the grandeur of Cathédrale Sainte-Marie in Bayonne, with its impressive Gothic-style spires. Learn all about the craft of a master chocolatier at Laia in Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry, or treat the children to a day at the aquarium and then return to your holiday rental in the Prestige Residence Les Villas Milady
in Biarritz. As you’ll be near some of the world’s famous fashion boutiques, indulge in some luxury shopping during your holiday. For family holidays or holidays with friends, the Basque Country is a popular destination full of charm and plenty of surprises.
Book a holiday rental in the Basque Country
and get ready for to discover the culinary delights of this fascinating region. Your taste buds are in for a treat. Discover the secrets to French chocolate and macarons, as well as a variety of must-try dishes passed down from the ancient Basques. This is the motherland of piperade rapide (quick pepper stew) and poulet basquaise (Basque chicken), as well as thon marmitako (tuna casserole) and cabillaud en sauce verte (cod in green sauce). Comfort food takes on a whole new meaning here, as virtually any rustic dish, including omelettes, noodles and meatballs, can be given a fresh twist with a sprinkling of ‘à la basquaise’ magic dust. Succumb to the lure of the local cherry gâteaux and koka (caramel flan), and you’ll wonder why you waited so long to visit. Whether you decide to stay in Biarritz
, Saint Jean de Luz
or Urrugne, your holiday in the Basque Country will be filled with unforgettable experiences and moments of real pleasure.
Having been occupied by the Romans, Vandals and Visigoths among others, the French Basque Country is home to endless traditions, myths and legends. In 1512, the Basque country was split into two parts along the Spanish-French border, with 3 provinces allotted to the French side and 4 to the Spanish side. Over many years, the Basques in France and in Spain fought for independence to no end but both have their own dialects which are still spoken in modern times. Today the Basques remain proud of their origins and may look terribly offended if you call them French or Spanish. While on holiday in the Basque Country
enjoy some Pintxos, the Basque version of the Spanish tapas and taste the delicious macarons for dessert ! For those with a really sweet tooth, head for the chocolate museum in Bayonne where you can discover the fascinating history of chocolate and its arrival in France. Visit Saint Jean De Luz
and learn all about Louis XIV, where he lived and got married in 1660. There are so many interesting and fascinating stories to tell about this region of France, but the best way to discover all of them is to book a holiday in the French Basque Country
and create your own history here.