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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
    (13 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Chalet #8055379
    13
    Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #562530a
      2
      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Chalet #564199a
        3
        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #8122700
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8150483
            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Apartment #2363202
              1
              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Chalet #1343621a
                1
                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #2363201
                  1
                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 9 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Sleeps 18
                    House #847224a
                    5
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 6 BR
                      • 6 BA
                      • Sleeps 15
                      House #6789030
                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                        • Studio
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Guest House #1366947a
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #1508902a
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #1327615a
                            1
                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #2434143
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #2434144
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1405988a
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1405987a
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #1405989a
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Chalet #1439375a
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Chalet #1439376a
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (12 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1453342a
                                            12
                                            Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (22 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1279868a
                                              22
                                              Viewed 142 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (37 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #1235111a
                                                37
                                                Viewed 91 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Apartment #1230725a
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Good! 3.9/5
                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #1423539a
                                                    14
                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Studio #1135358a
                                                      20
                                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (27 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Apartment #6450300
                                                        27
                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #6694536
                                                          15
                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #1657282
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (43 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              House #592751a
                                                              43
                                                              Viewed 114 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #1243219a
                                                                11
                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #1463548a
                                                                  5
                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Apartment #6522642
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                      House #1475620a
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #6518521
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          House #1390632a
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Apartment #1463926a
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1467510
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #6657969
                                                                                32
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1456094a
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 35 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      House #6701449
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #1708358
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Chalet #1376655a
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            House #6450983
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1670112
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                Villa #1405461a
                                                                                                5
                                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #1529244a
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #6782874
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Perfection with a capital P

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The Villa and grounds where very well cared for to a high standard. Everything you need was in place. From the 5 persons who was staying on this trip, all would like to return in the furture as the villa and the location impressed all of us. The welcome from Richard and all of his advise and recommendations where really good, if you needed something he went out of his way to souce and put it in place. A surperb villa and grounds .
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                    Perfect location

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The property description pretty much sums everything up. The positives for us were: Location, location,location! We knew about Les Halles but didn't appreciate how close we were, 2 minutes walk. Yet everything seemed so close and certainly no need for a car Property was clean and well equpped Owner responded promptly to communication Wifi was very strong Arranging for Late check out was ok too Negatives There weren't any really but probably worth mentioning outside area. We really like to sit outside and whilst there is a seating area it gets no sun at all and was bit overgrown. Maybe its better in peak of summer? The parts of the property that do get sun are Madame's and are for her sole use only. The beach is 10m walk away so it's not too bad. When we've stayed at other properties the owners sometimes leave a handbook with info, appliance manuals for example. There were manuals but they were all over the apartment in drawers, amongst magazines etc Knowing about refuse disposal, when ,where and how would have been helpful. We soon got to grips with the glass, paper recycling but we're not so sure about general waste We would definitely recommend this property but if you like to be outside in the sun for your morning coffee croissants or afternoon read you might have to go to a local cafe. Biarritz is an absolute gem if you love good food, outdoor lifestyle and like to explore. It's so easy to get around and the people are lovely.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 07, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017