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La Bastide Clairence and the Basque Country

The village of La Bastide Clairence, situated in the heart of the Basque Country, near the Spanish border, is voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is an artisan village with many craft workshops and the village has an ancient Israelite cemetery. Nearby are the picture-perfect villages of Cambo-les-Bains, Espelette, Ainhoa and Sare to name but a few. The Basque Country is still largely unspoilt and a fascinating and beautiful region. The coastline is famous for its excellent surfing conditions and sandy beaches and there are many beautiful towns such as Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz, Bayonne, etc. The countryside inland is spectacular, very reminiscent of New Zealand, with rolling hills and the backdrop of the snow-covered Pyrenees. The traditional Basque houses and farmhouses are beautiful and wood and shutters are always in the Basque colours of ox-blood red, blue or green.

The Basque cuisine is something to be experienced, especially the delicious specialities such as 'piquillos farcies' and 'pintxos' and fresh fish. The restaurants are always of a high standard but also very reasonable.

The Basques are a proud people and they have many different festivals celebrating Basque traditions and music. Every village has a fronton where the Basque game of Pelote is played.

On the Spanish side, the towns of San Sebastian and Bilbao are extremely rich in culture and San Sebastian has the most Michelin starred restaurants in Europe. Pamplona is also just a day trip from La Bastide Clairence.

In short, the Basque Country has something to offer for everyone and is well worth exploring. You are sure to return.

Written by Catherine King – Owner of Property 82829 in La Bastide Clairence, France

    Excellent! 4.5/5
    (12 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Chalet #8055379
    12
    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Chalet #564199a
      3
      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #562530a
        2
          • 1 BR
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #1405987a
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (5 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 9 BR
            • 5 BA
            • Sleeps 18
            House #847224a
            5
            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              • 6 BR
              • 6 BA
              • Sleeps 15
              House #6789030
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Chalet #1439375a
                  • 1 BR
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Chalet #1439376a
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Guest House #1366947a
                      • 1 BR
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #1405989a
                        • 1 BR
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #1405988a
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #1508902a
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #2363201
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #2434143
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #2434144
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (10 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1453342a
                                  10
                                  Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (21 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1279868a
                                    21
                                    Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (8 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #1230725a
                                      8
                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1423539a
                                        10
                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1467510
                                          3
                                          Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (17 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • Studio
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Studio #1135358a
                                            17
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                                              (12 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1657282
                                              12
                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (26 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #6450300
                                                26
                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (40 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #592751a
                                                  40
                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (14 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #6694536
                                                    14
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #1243219a
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (17 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • Studio
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Studio #1171151a
                                                        17
                                                        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1733981
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Apartment #1272020a
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                              House #1475620a
                                                              3
                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                Apartment #6518521
                                                                8
                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (32 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #6657969
                                                                  32
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1456094a
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Apartment #1463926a
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (31 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Studio #6408250
                                                                        31
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • Studio
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Chalet #1376655a
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #929130a
                                                                            15
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1670112
                                                                              9
                                                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #6503380
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #653062a
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #1359536a
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #1455717a
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        House #6607405
                                                                                        13
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #1498659a
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Villa #6500980
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (31 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #6255495
                                                                                              31
                                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #1463548a
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #1190266a
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Location, location....

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  A well appointed, comfortable studio/apartment in an exceptional location. Most welcoming and truly friendly and helpful hosts.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  An excellent experience

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Apartment was one of the best HOMEAWAY I have stayed in. It is spacious well furnished and quiet. The location suited me well. More out of town than i thought. But more than compensated by the nearby little 'village' St Charles. Some excellent restaurants and shops off the tourist beat.. Parking spot was essential....no spaces on the nearby roads. Arrival and leaving process quick and efficient.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Oct 09, 2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016