Culture & gastronomy weekend
In Biarritz PAYS BASQUE

Window full of chilli peppers in Espelette
Basque museum with family
Window full of chilli peppers in Espelette
Basque museum with family

3 CULTURAL AND GASTRONOMIC DAYS

These are some ideas so that you can enjoy Basque culture and gastronomy during a weekend in the French Basque Country.
Basque Museum

DAY 1: Bayonne, Biarritz, between tradition and modernity

If you visit the Basque museum in Bayonne, Basque culture will no longer hold any secrets for you. Then hop on a bike to ride around the town and discover giant wall paintings painted by famous, international street artists! Head for Biarritz where the former fishing port has become a chic and fashionable area to spend a very lively evening.

Macaroons and Kanougas in Saint Jean de Luz

DAY 2: A gourmet getaway between St-Jean-de-Luz and Espelette

Fill up your plate and try new delicacies, from sweets like Macaroons and Kanougas in Saint Jean de Luz to the iconic Espelette chili pepper and the ewe’s milk cheese from Ossau-Iraty, which is the subject of a new visitor centre in the heart of the village.

The caves of Isturitz and the Aldudes Valley

DAY 3: The caves of Isturitz and the Aldudes Valley

Come and admire a geological marvel and a prehistoric world at the caves of Isturitz and Oxocelhaya, just a stone’s throw from the coast. Take the road towards the Aldudes Valley, in the fascinating Quint country, renowned for Kintoa pork and Banca trout.