9am - Meet your English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and departure for a full day tour in French Basque Country
The day will start with the visit of Saint Jean de Luz: « the jewel of Basque coast »
St. Jean de Luz has an active fishing harbor filled with colorfully painted boats and a sprawling bay area. Its boutique-lined pedestrian streets and art galleries make this town a "must see" when visiting the Basque Country.
Then drive to the Basque villages discovery !!!
A day in the country! Just minutes away from the bustle of the more sophisticated Basque coast lies the essence of the Basque country, the villages. A proud people with traditions dating back to the beginning of time the history of the Basque people is ingrained in “interior” country. Enjoy the leisurely pace of another time and place.
•Ascain: The Basque village that was the source of inspiration for Pierre Loti's famous novel "Ramuntcho".
•Ainhoa: Aïnhoa is listed among the “Loveliest Villages in France“..
•Espelette: An unusual narrow winding main street is famous for its Pottoks (Basque mountain ponies) and especially for its red pimentos used extensively in Basque cuisine.
•Larressore: we suggest a stop at Makhila production workshop. Discover the noble step-by-step method of fabrication, the ancestral "savoir faire" of the only Basque family who still make the makhila by tradition.
•St Pée sur Nivelle: part of the province of Labourd. Ever since the Middle Ages, together with Basse Navarre and Soule, these three provinces have together formed the northern Basque Country.
5pm - End of the tour at your ship