The Interior Basque Country is full of picturesque villages. Espelette, famous for its pepper, is a traditional village with beautiful stone houses. Sare is located in a green setting with a prehistoric cave to visit. Ainhoa, classified among the "Most beautiful villages of France", offers cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. Cambo-les-Bains is a peaceful spa town, famous for its hot springs. Finally, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is a historic town on the way to Santiago de Compostela, with a citadel and ramparts.
Find us in the Basque Country
An exceptional situation
Located between the ocean and the mountains, the hotel residence Les Collines Iduki in La Bastide-Clairence benefits from an ideal location for exploring the region. In the heart of one of the most beautiful villages in France, this destination is perfect for travelers looking for a peaceful and green setting.
Throughout your stopover, we will be on hand to offer you activities and visits in line with your desires for escape and discovery!
Villages of character The Inner Basque Country
Exceptional cities The Basque Coast
The Basque Coast has many charming towns to discover, such as Biarritz, known for its Belle Époque buildings, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, a traditional port town with superb Basque houses, Hendaye, a family seaside town, Bidart, a small quiet village and Anglet, modern and dynamic city, offering many green spaces.
Marvelous landscapes Surfing and beaches
The Basque Coast is a paradise for surfers and beach lovers. Biarritz, the cradle of surfing in Europe, attracts surfers from all over the world to its emblematic beaches. The Côte des Basques is a popular surf spot, while the beaches of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye are perfect for family swimming. Anglet, with its 4 km long beach, is also a must for surfers of all levels.
In the heart of the Basque Country Outdoor activities
The Interior Basque Country offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Hikers can take advantage of numerous mountain trails offering breathtaking views of the Pyrenees. For a whitewater experience, canoeing and rafting the local rivers provide thrills. The Train de la Rhune, a historic cogwheel train, will take you to the top of the mountain for exceptional panoramas. The surrounding nature is perfect for picnics, family walks and the discovery of fauna and flora.
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Basque Country Traditional festivals
Traditional Basque festivals are unmissable events for discovering the local culture. They are often organized around music, dance, sports and food. The Bayonne festival is one of the most famous, with parades of floats, bullfights and plenty of activities for all ages. The Saint-Jean festival in Biarritz is also very popular, with bonfires and outdoor concerts.
Basque colors and scents Local markets
The Basque Country is famous for its colorful and lively markets, where you can discover a variety of local products. The La Bastide Clairence market, near Collines Iduki, offers artisanal products such as sheep's cheese, honey and charcuterie. In Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the market is renowned for its fresh fish and local products. In Anglet, the Cinq Cantons market offers a selection of organic products and local products, as well as clothing and accessories stalls.
Leave with a souvenir of the region The local gastronomy
The Basque Country is known for its unique flavors and fresh products. Discover Bayonne ham, sheep cheese, Espelette pepper and Basque cake. Fresh fish is a speciality, with dishes such as basquaise-style cod or squid in ink.
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Continue your discovery The Spanish border
The Basque Country is a perfect destination thanks to its proximity to Spain, San Sebastian and its famous pintxos, as well as to the mountain villages of Navarre and Aragon. You can also discover the famous “ventas”, typical shops located on the Franco-Spanish border where you can buy local products and souvenirs. Cross-border markets and traditional Basque festivals are a unique opportunity to discover the culture and gastronomy on both sides of the border.