The Basque Country straddles southern France and northern Spain, bordering the Pyrénées Mountains which soar high above the Atlantic. In France it’s known as the Pays Basque. The people of the Basque country have a unique culture, language and traditions. Although flavoured with the culture of their Spanish and French neighbours there are many differences and the locals are fiercely proud of their heritage.
The Basque Country is famous for its beaches and architecture. Surfing is a major sport, and chillis feature big time in their cuisine. The main cities to visit is Biarritz and St Jean de Luz.