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

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

A pelota-playing mayor in the province of Soule recently 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 Hautes-Pyrénées, the gamut of...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 (wood pigeons). Dishes...read more

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

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