HENDAYE
SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT
LA RHUNE
CAMBO LES BAINS

Basques Flavours

5 days / 4 nights
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN BASQUE COUNTRY

Arrival at the hotel near Jean Pied de Port. Settling in, a welcome drink with your guide, dinner and night.

DAY 2 : ST JEAN PIED DE PORT, BIARRITZ

Visit of Saint Jean Pied de Port medieval capital of Lower-Navarre, free time in this town which was an important resting place for pilgrims on the way to Compostella. Lunch then departure for the discovery of Empress Eugenie’s favourite city : Biarritz. Visit in a small tourists train of the waterfront, the Rock of the Virgin, the famed beach for surfers. On the way back, a stop at Arcangues last resting place of Louis Mariano. Dinner and night at the hotel.

DAY 3 : BAYONNE AND ITS HAM, THE IMPERIAL ROAD, EDMOND ROSTAND’S ARNAGA AT CAMBO LES BAINS.

Departure for Bayonne, historic capital of the French Basque Country, an old city on the confluent of the Adour and the Nive : the ramparts, the cathedral, the theatre. Visit of a traditional cannery specialised in the famous Ham and lunch there ! After the meal you will take Napoleon’sRoute Impériale des Cimes with

DAY 3 (continued):

a splendid view of the region, and on in the direction of Cambo Les Bains : a spa where Edmond Rosand had a house built in a style typical of the region : The Arnaga which you will visit. Late afternoon back to the hotel, dinner, demonstration of pelote basque by your host on the village fronton, and night.

DAY 4 : LA RHUNE, ESPELETTE, HENDAYE, SAINT JEAN DE LUZ

Departure for the village of Espelette and its famous pimentos, definitely not for chewing …then excursion on a small cog railway to the top of the La Rhune mountain, panoramic view of the Basque, Landes, and Spanish coasts. Lunch at the top, then back down on the train followed by a visit to Hendaye, across from the old Spanish corsair- and whaling harbour of Fontarabie. Guided visit of Saint Jean de Luz, a very active fishing port : the harbour, the Maison de l’Infante, Louis XIV square, the bay, the Pointe Sainte Barbe, then return to the hotel, dinner, dance evening et nuit.

DAY 5 : BACK TO YOUR HOME

Nostalgic departure, and off to your home.

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Excellent two-star hotel member of the Logis de France chain, it was entirely renovated in 2001; run by experienced family management for several generations. A remarkable restaurant, both for the quality of the products and for their quantity. Attractive buildings located on the banks of the Nive de Béhérobie, in the heart of a valley which has kept the typical character of the Basque mountains.
- Lodging based on double rooms with full board from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 5, drinks included, as well as taxes.
- The animations provided in the program.
- English-speaking guide for the entire program.
- The entrance fees to the sites in the program.
- The pelote basque.
- The dance evening at the hotel.
- Driver entirely free of charge.
- Additional charge for a single room. - Transportation and its insurance as well as repatriation, cancellation and baggage - Personal expenses.
Total kilometers : 640 km
From your arrival at the hotel on Day1
To your departure on Day 5.
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