The essential of Basque Country

List of sites to visit

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Bishops’ Prison

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Now a museum, this former 18th century prison opens the doors on former cells and a vast medieval vaulted hall. Take the time to visit the permanent exhibition relating to the pilgrimage of Saint Jacques de Compostelle.

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Lighthouse Of Biarritz

Biarritz

Located on a rocky cliffat Pointe Saint-Martin, the Biarritz lighthouse offers an outstanding view over Biarritz and the surrounding coastline, from atop its 73 metres and 248 steps.

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Saraleguinea Museum

Guéthary

A museum housed in a superb neo-Basque villa from the 1950s. The exhibits include collections of sculptures by G.C. de Swiecinski, contemporary art exhibitions, as well as a room dedicated to the Roman remains found in the local area.

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Basque Pelote and Xistera Pilotari Museum

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle

Anywhere there are Basques, there is also pelota! The origins of xistera, and the secrets behind the making of a pelota will be revealed to you in this museum which is dedicated to the main sport of the Basque Country.

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The Imperial Chapel

Biarritz

Built in 1865, this charming chapel was created for Eugénie de Montijo to worship, by Napoleon III. It presents a harmonious collection of refined styles which combine Byzantine-Roman and Hispano-Moorish art.

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Fortified Castle of Mauleon

Mauléon-Licharre

Standing proudly on a hill with a panoramic view of the Pyrenees, the fortified castle of Mauléonopens its doors and its dungeons to visitors! Don’t miss out on the scenography which recounts the castle’s turbulent history.