Lodging in the Pays Basque

You’ll find accommodations to fit all budgets in the French Basque Country, from the historic 5-star Hôtel du Palais, luxury boutique hotel Beaumanoir, or the Belle Époque Le Régina in Biarritz, to more moderately priced 3-star accommodations like Hôtel Edouard VII  in Biarritz, 4-star Hôtel Ithurria in Ainhoa, the 3-star country inn, Hotel Arcé, in Saint-Etienne-de-Bäigorry, or the more exclusive Relais & Châteaux L’Auberge Basque in Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, the 17th-century 5-star Auberge Ostape, sitting in the countryside just outside of the small village of Bidarray, or Christine and Laurent Nederlof’s exquisite Château de Lamothe in the village of Moumour, perfect as a base for exploring the Pays Basque and Béarn countrysides.

There are also self-catering apartments and Gîtes (rural homes), including excellent B&Bs like Quentin and Karen’s 2-room Maison Anderetea, in the interesting little village of Mendionde, not far from Hasparren, home of the famous Bob’s Beer.  The historic 17th-century “labourdine” farmhouse Ihartze Artea is in the 3-flower village of Sare, and 3-room Maison Ohantzea, with its unique blue trim, located in the heart of Ainhoa, said to be one of the prettiest villages in all of France, where you can also find the traditional gâteaux Basques, the authentic Basque cake, and Xabier and Cristina’s 4-room Aire Berria, dating from 1880, in the beautiful little village of Irissarry.

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