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

Ainhoa

The Basque village of Ainhoa, officially selected by the national tourist ministry as one of the prettiest in France, is a showcase for the Labourd region. Established in the 13th century, its little streets are lined with lovely 16th- to 18th-century houses featuring whitewashed walls, flower-filled balconies, brightly painted shutters, and carved master beams. Also of note: the Romanesque

church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, which has a traditional Basque three-tier wooden interior with carved railings and ancient oak stairs.

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