The essential of Basque Country

List of sites to visit

Museum, interpretive center / Free entry

PDO Ossau Iraty Visitor Centre


Enjoyable and informative centre dedicated to the famous Basque-Béarn Ossau-Iraty cheese. The artisans are regularly present on site to share their passion for their work with visitors and offer visitors the chance to taste the cheese.

Museum, interpretive center / Free entry

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Espelette Chilli Pepper Visitor Centre


Explore the world of the Chilli Pepper in this enjoyable educational centre designed to appeal to younger and older visitors alike. Find out how this world-famous condiment is grown, watch a film on its production and enjoy an opportunity to tast...

Museum, interpretive center / Free entry

Ateka Village Discovery Centre


Visit the Discovery Centre to find out about the village of Itxassou and the famous black cherry behind its reputation. Information displays and interactive screens provide visitors with plenty of detail on local heritage and walks in the surround...

Heritage Site / Free Visit

Basque Country Funerary Art Visitor Centre


The first and only visitor centre dedicated to Basque funerary art. An open-air trail includes a collection of 100 discoid tombstones from various Basque regions.

Museum, interpretive center / Free entry

Chemins Bideak Visitor Centre


Located in the former Franciscan convent in Saint-Palais, the Chemins BideakVisitor Centre hosts conferences and exhibitions in its cloister and landscaped gardens. Self-guided or guided tours and events.

Guided tour

Visite commentée de Mauléon : Mauléon et le Château-fort


Balade racontée du bourg de Mauléon, capitale de la province basque de la Soule. Vous découvrirez l'histoire des Hirondelles, ces jeunes filles venues de Navarre et d'Aragon, pour travailler dans les usines d'espadrilles.