Among wave-battered coastline, green meadows and mountain landscapes, the road connects French Basque Country from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Spain up to the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, classified UNESCO World Heritage Site. A region of strong traditions, the Basque Country is full of natural treasures and a terroir rich in delicacies, the likes of which also delight the region's Michelin-starred restaurants.
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. A few kilometres from the ocean, facing the Pyrenees and the Larrun, the Auberge Basque offers a calming pause in a territory full of character. A traditional inn on one side, a modernist cube on the other, the establishment offers a beautiful architectural contrast that can also be found in the cuisine. In love with the Basque Country and trained in the finest restaurants of Paris, chef Cédric Béchade joyfully blends the authenticity of regional products with the refinement of his dishes, conceived as contemporary works of art. Several elegantly decorated rooms will have you wishing to extend your discovery of the Basque mountains. ... Learn moreless
The narrow road which winds between Espelette and La Rhune is the Basque Country in miniature. You will find typical villages (Espelette, with dried red peppers hanging on the fronts of houses, and Sare, with the Ortillopitz house), unspoilt countryside and the Pinodiéta and Saint-Ignace mountain passes....Read More less
There are at least two reasons to make a stop in Cambo-les-Bains: it is the site of L’Arnaga, the splendid house built by Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac (Depardieu gave the César award he won for his role in the film of the same name to the museum) and it is also the birthplace of the greatest...Read More less
Since 1924, the traditional little rack and pinion train carries Basque families and tourists to the top of the Rhune, at 905m altitude. The superb landscapes drift slowly past until we see a view over the ocean and the Pyrenees. Before coming back down on foot, between the Pottoks, these vigorous Basque...Read More less
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Restaurant and hotel in the country. “Successful creations start with the best products. Each dish must be approached with the daring of a young chef, the experience of a mature man and the wisdom of an elder.” The personality of Chef Pedro Subijana, always striving to do better and his constant quest for innovation have made him an ambassador for new Basque cuisine. He adds a "personal touch" to traditional recipes: hake and its "kokotxa", oyster leaf and "mussel beans". Enjoy the impressive panoramic views of the Cantabrian sea from Mount Igeldo while dining at this restaurant located just five minutes from the centre of Saint Sebastián. (In order to guarantee the tranquility of all our guests, we inform you that Akelarre does not recommend booking a stay with children under 14 years old. The Spa is available from 18 years old.) ... Learn moreless
At the family restaurant Arzak winds of innovation are blowing. Juan Mari was one of the founders of new Basque cuisine in 1977: creativity and techno-cuisine as a revolutionary way of inviting the region to take pride of place on the plate. His daughter Elena accompanies him on this gourmet adventure,...Read More less
Currently being extended, the Anoeta stadium is one of the beating hearts of the town. It is here that the Real Sociedad supporters meet at the weekend. A must-see is the derby against Athletic Bilbao. A real popular Basque festival, full of colours. The stadium has also welcomed some of the biggest...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a park. The marble whiteness of the Castillo de Arteaga, with its 13th century Gothic tower, rises dramatically out of the Basque Country’s Ria Urdaibai reserve with its narrow lush green valleys opening up into wide estuaries. Napoleon III and Eugenia de Montijo had it rebuilt when their son was proclaimed an honorary citizen of Biscay. Out of this castle, Garbiñe Azkuenaga has created a stunning hotel, masterfully combining period furniture with contemporary design. Spend your days exploring the surrounding area: cliffs, rivers, marshland and meadows. In the evening, enjoy a superb dinner in the castle's restaurant or a wine tasting in the well-stocked cellar. ... Learn moreless
This museum is a real work of art, for its exterior as much as for its contents. The curves of the building, designed by the architect Frank O. Gehry, are a good reflection of Bilbao’s transformation. It used to be a very polluted city, but today it is a very pleasant place to visit. Since 2007, this...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.