Camping Airotel dans le Pays Basque
A 400m de la plage
Détendez-vous dans notre piscine
Venez découvrir le Pays Basque
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To visit
The caves at Sare


discover the atypical geology of a rather dry cave, a prehistoric habitat and the origins of the mythology of the Basque people according to the anthropologist José-Miguel de Barandiaran.

>> www.grottesdesare.fr
>> Discovery Package (*pdf)

The Chocolate factory


head out in conquest of coco culture, view the workshops and finish up with a tasting...

>> www.atelierduchocolat.fr
>> Discovery Package (*pdf)

The Jean-Vier Basque Eco-museum


reveals the unique charms of linen weaving and Basque linens, and also the soul of the Basque people in decoration, reminiscences, sound, light and tastings.

>> www.jean-vier.com
>> Discovery Package (*pdf)

Le Musée de la Mer (Museum of the sea)


Alongside the Virgin’s Rock, in a superb Art Deco monument, you will see a living spectacle presenting about fifty aquariums and several thousand species.
The seal pool with underwater observation or the shark cave for an unexpected face-to-face meeting with the sharks.

>> www.museedelamer.com

Traditions
The Basque language


The rural character of the Basque Country and the Church have contributed to maintaining the Basque language.
It is very ancient and works backwards (from right to left) and has no prepositions. In addition, letters and suffixes are adjoined to the words.


L'Ikurriña - The Basque flag


The red background represents the people, the cross of Saint-André, the same colour as the Guernica oak, symbolises the law that rules over the people.
A white cross on the green cross and on a red background reminds us that the law of God rules the rest.

L’ikurriña was created in 1894.

Lauburu - The Basque cross

Lauburu, the name of the Basque cross, means: Four heads. It is a solar sign.

The beret

The beret originally came from Bearn. Appearing in the XV century, it is made by shepherds

The Makila


Emblematic object of the Basque Country, the makila is a short stick suited for walking in the mountains, but a terrible steel point hidden in its handle has made it a defensive weapon.


The great Basque games of strength


For centuries, young Basques have been issuing challenges from one farm to another. A tradition that has been transformed into a competition.
It has eight sports inspired by farm activities.


Basque game of Pelota

This exists in numerous variants; it can be played with bare hands, with a leather or willow glove, a pala (a solid wood racket) or a strung racket.
Since April 1997, a decree has authorised the organisation of betting on Basque Pelota matches, as in Spain and the United States.


Gastronomy
Basque cakes

This famous pastry was born in Cambo.

Bayonne ham


This comes from the family tradition of pig butchering, the dried and salted meat allowed survival of periods of famine.
It owes its name “de Bayonne” to its commercialisation which was done from this port.


Macaroons


Two houses, at least, dispute - these are delicious and tender disputes about the proportions of meringue and almond paste - the reputation of making the best macaroons in the country.


Marmitako

Marmitako is the traditional dish of Basque fishermen, who used to prepare it aboard the boats when they were leaving for a tuna fishing trip.

Espelette pepper

This is a local strong pepper.

Ardi-gasna, sheep’s milk cheese


Traditionally, this is eaten with Itxassou cherry jam or, as in the Spanish cider mills, with quince fruit paste.
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Camping Itsas mendi

Quartier Acotz 115 chemin Duhartia 64500 SAINT JEAN DE LUZ - Aquitaine - France

Tél: +33 (0)5 59 26 56 50 E-mail: itsas@wanadoo.fr