Our traditions, our culture, our folklore and language.
Each village has its own identity, architecture, beautiful hiking tracks, varied and colourful landscaped and history.
The pelotae games on fronton, trinquet or jai alai; you’ll find about twenty odd variations. The dances and traditions that are different for each of the historical regions or provinces, about 700 can be counted. The ‘force basque’ game, rural sports that were a challenge between farms at first, but then became an actual competition. The chants that will touch your heart wherever you are or whatever the event is, happy or sad.
Discover all the towns and villages of Euskadi from our campsite Pays Basque.
From the festive capital of the Basque Country Bayonne to the charming border town of Hendaye, via the surfing Mecca of Biarritz and the labourdine cities classified as “Most beautiful villages in France”, the Basque coast and hinterland are full of different atmospheres. From the former whaling port and royal resort of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, you can discover Basque towns and villages of character: the corsair city of Ciboure, the small village of Guéthary, the listed villas and the cornice of Hendaye, the City of the Ocean and the Rock of the Virgin of Biarritz, or the ferias and cultural heritage of Bayonne mark the French Basque coast as far as the Spanish border. In the countryside, traditional villages and medieval villages will introduce you to another facet of the territory: on the programme of your holidays at the Basque campsite Merko-Lacarra, the bastide of Sare and the little cogwheel train of the Col de la Rhune, the Navarrese Bastide-Clairence, its arcades and half-timbered houses, Espelette and its garlands of peppers, or Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a key stop on the roads to Compostelle located at the foot of the legendary Col de Roncesvaux.