The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées Vacation

Several years back, a mayor in the province of Soule welcomed a group of travelers with the following announcements: the Basque Country is the most beautiful place in the world; the Basque people are very likely direct descendants of Adam and Eve via the lost city of Atlantis; his own ancestors fought in the Crusades; and Christopher Columbus was almost certainly a Basque. There, in brief, was a composite picture of the pride, dignity, and humor of the Basques.

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The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées Hotels

From palatial beachside splendor in Biarritz to simple mountain auberges in the Basque country to Pyrenean refuges in the... read more

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The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées Restaurants

Dining in the regions of the Basque Country is invariably a feast, whether it's seafood, local lamb, or the famous migratory palombes... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Bask in Biarritz: This former fishing village has been trumped by a glitzy Second Empire aura, but you won't find the bathing... Read more

  • Biarritz Surfing

    For wave action in Europe's hot-cool surfing center, head to the coast north of Biarritz and the towns of Anglet and Hossegor. La Barre... Read more

  • Gonzo Over Games: Basque Sports

    If you are gonzo over games, you've come to the right place. Perhaps the best known and most spectacular Basque sport is the ancestral... Read more

  • Hiking the Pyrénées

    Supping on hearty regional cuisine makes perfect sense after a day of hiking the Pyrénées, which are best explored on foot. Day trips... Read more

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