france basque country atlantic coast

french basque country localisation

The French Basque Country or Northern Basque Country is located in the western part of  the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department.

    Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a department in the southwest of France which name comes from the Pyrenees mountains  and the Atlantic Ocean.

 The large beaches and the waves attract a lot of tourist in Summer . This is the main place for European surf industry. The rural and tradional interland contrasts with the Coast activity.

 Bayonne  ( Post I&L: Bayonne on the River Nive  ) and Biarritz ( POST I&L : Biarritz ) are the main cities.

15-walking france ciboure

ciboure french atlantic coast

Ciboure on  the Nivelle river. View from Saint-Jean-de-Luz port.

Ciboure and Saint-Jean-de-Luz are very pretty towns with many traditional basque-style houses (called Lapurdi or Labourd). The sixteenth century church of St Vincent has an octagonal tower, Basque galleries and a Baroque altarpiece.

06-walking trip south france ici et la nature

Walk and Bike in France : Basque Country -Hiking on GR 10 from Hendaye.

05-ici et la nature atlantic coast hiking travel

Walk and Bike in France :Ici & Là…

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