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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Pays Basque Interieur, Aquitaine, France your home away from home

The Pays Basque Interieur is an area in Southern France, whose long history has shaped the culture, identity and lifestyles of the region’s inhabitants infallibly. The countryside of the Pays Basque Interieur is beautiful, with mountains, valleys and rolling foothills crossed with idyllic streams and gushing mountain rivers. The are actually an enormous wealth of attractions to enjoy from a Pays Basque Interieur holiday rental villa, especially those with an interest in culture and lifestyles of other parts of the world, or simply those who love unspoilt nature.

Things to do in Pays Basque Interieur, France

The rich culture of the Pays Basque Interieur is a joy to indulge in. The cuisine is absolutely unique, serving hearty, rustic, pepper-infused meals while the sporting events in the region are totally unlike the sports of other regions. Basque games including Pelote are extremely popular, and those who love rugby will be right at home, as rugby is a vastly popular sport in the Pays Basque Interieur. The huge concrete courts you see around the region are used for playing pelota, a game vaguely similar to fives, but inherently much more dangerous. The Basque games are usually tests of strength, much like Gaelic Games, with tug-o-wars, sawing trees and cart turning. The Basque language is also still a large feature of life in the Pays Basque, widely spoken and the only language on many road signs.

Those interested in exploring both the culture and the countryside of the Pays Basque could not be better placed in a self catering Pays Basque Interieur holiday rental villa. There are a huge range of trails through the peaks, valleys and high plains of the Pays Basque, accessible on foot, by horse or on mountain bike. There are many excellent guided trails to enjoy, taking visitors to the hidden Basque villages of the mountains, thriving markets and finest views, all with the infinite knowledge of a local guide at your disposal. The crystal clear mountain streams that have carved this landscape are teeming with fish, and the Pays Basque Interieur offers some of the best fishing in southern France. Permits are available from the Tabacs (local shops) in the region. The unspoilt, wild landscapes are filled with animal life, and birds of prey can often be seen whilst you travel the unbeaten tracks of the Pays Basque Interieur.

Places to stay on holiday in Pays Basque Interieur, France

The small Basque village of Arraute-Charritte is a charming village with sensational views across the Pyrenean peaks and the green hills that surround the village. The rural pace of life is enthralling from a Pays Basque holiday rental in Arraute-Charritte, and there is excellent walking, mountain climbing and mountain biking to be enjoyed straight from a cottage in the village, with the prime surfing beaches of the Atlantic coast just 40km to the west.

The village of Souraide lies just 6km from the Spanish border and 18km from the Atlantic coast. This is a village where outdoor activities could not be of higher quality, with walking, riding and mountain biking right on your doorstep, and white water rafting, golf, fishing, horse riding, and even skiing in winter within just a few minutes.

Weather in Pays Basque Interieur, France

The weather in the Pays Basque Interieur is wonderfully mild in winter and very hot and dry during the long summer months. Strong breezes in coming off the coast keep the air fresh and walkers cooled from the 30°C + conditions that can spread across the region during the summer months.

Travel to Pays Basque Interieur, France

The Pays Basque Interieur has been a very remote, hard to access region until very recently. The whole region has been opened up by Ryanair, who now provide direct flights from the UK to both Biarritz (BIQ) and Pau (PUF). Flights to these airports arrive from British airports including Birmingham (BHX), Dublin (DUB),Londonand Bristol (BRS).

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                    Villa #577234a
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                                  Cottage #582552a
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                                                          Lodge #613614a
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                                                                              Apartment #632692a
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                                                                                      Guest House #6254871
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                                                                                          Apartment #646875a
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                                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                            House #650670a
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                                                                                              Apartment #652513a
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                                                                                                    House #657663a
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      maison.eguzki-lore May 2013 (10 nights)

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Martine and Gilbert welcomed us with and cup of tea and gave us some good advice for walking in this beautiful area, including lending us some local maps and guides. They also left us some cake and jam in the fridge. The studio was exactly as described, very clean and comfortable with stunning views over the mountains. Additional blankets and a heater were readily available if required. The studio provided a peaceful relaxed base from which to explore the area. We would recommend this property to any couple who are looking for a compact and simple apartment. Janet and Gordon Hayes
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-May-2013
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2013