The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées Travel Guide
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.
From palatial beachside splendor in Biarritz to simple mountain auberges in the Basque country to Pyrenean refuges in the... read more
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 in The Basque Country, Gascony, and Hautes-Pyrénées
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
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
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
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
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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