CHALETS DU MOULIN • RIVERSIDE CHALETS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Quartier Pessarou • 64240 • La Bastide Clairence • France
t:(+33)5 59 70 53 79 • info@pierretoune.com

 
 
 
 
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Riverside holiday chalets near Biarritz with heated pool
Chalets au bord de la rivière près de Biarritz avec piscine chauffée

 
 

THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Here is a short introduction to the Basque Country, its cuisine and culture and also some of our favourite towns to visit while you are here. For restaurants, please take a look at our home page for a list of our favourites in the area.

Food & Restaurants
Basque cooking enjoys a reputation for being one of the best cuisines in the world. Mugaritz & Arzak are both in San Sebastian and were voted number 3 and 8 repectively in the San Pellegrino Top 100 restaurants in the world list.
This statement is corroborated by everyone who visits this region and eats at a bar, restaurant, steakhouse or cider farm - the food is excellent in the Basque Country. Another of the curiosities of Basque cooking are the "pinchos" or "tapas", small portions served in most bars and restaurants and which represent another opportunity to try the delicacies of the region.
Pintxos!!!
The casco viejo in Bilbao vies with the parte vieja in San Sebastian as the gastronomic epicentre of Spain and here was born the practise of 'txikito' , the ultimate bar crawl. A group of friends move from bar to bar, taking a small glass of wine or beer at each - a txikito or chiquito - combined with a few mouthfuls of pintxos, the Basque equivalent of tapas.

Here is a link about Basque Gastronomy!

Pelote
Pelote is the name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one's hand, a racket, a wooden bat (pala), or a basket propulsor, against a wall (fronton) or, more traditionally, with two teams face to face separated by a line on the ground or a net. There is no Basque village without an outside Pelote court – the larger Basque cities also have a huge indoor court named a ‘Jai Alai’.

Basque pelota has been an exhibition olympic sport in Mexico '68 and Barcelona '92 and could be an exhibition sport in London 2012. International competitions are dominated by Basques playing in either the Spanish or the French national teams. Professional games are open to betting on the results.

Bayonne
Bayonne, is the jewel in the crown of Basque urban heritage. The white houses with red or green timber standing on the banks of the Nive, the narrow streets of Petit Bayonne and their lively night-time activity, the shopping streets where you can find THE chocolate, not forgetting the Bonnat Museum and the recently opened Basque Museum … these are a few things not to be missed.

Lying between Bayonne and Biarritz, Anglet, the nearest beach to Bayonne, is a resort that lives all year round. Golf, surfing, thalassotherapy, traditional fetes and a variety of sightseeing attractions are on the menu. Finally, Bidart, Guethary, Ciboure, Socoa and Hendaye all provide welcoming resorts, botanical gardens, fishing ports, boating harbours and sites to visit.

Pau
Pau is an elegant city which was heavily influenced by the British and is now capital of the Pyrenees Atlantiques. Although not in the Basque country, it has very strong links and even a Basque association. The city has excellent shops, restaurants and a beautiful chateau.

St. Jean de Luz
In Saint-Jean-de-Luz like in Biarritz, fishing is a thriving tradition. Obviously, sailors no longer hunt whales or sail to Newfoundland, but the ports are still full of colour and activity… Saint-Jean-de-Luz has some beautiful architectural pieces, notably the Maison Louis XIV and the Maison de l’Infante, which provide a reminder of the period spent by the Sun King.

St. Jean Pied de Port
This was an important town, cross-roads of the route to Saint Jacques de Compostelle, at the foot of the mountain pass, the Col de Ronceveaux. For these reasons Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has a rich history and architecture. Well worth visiting are the ancient town houses by the river Nive, the narrow streets, the church and the roman bridge.

San Sebastian
San Sebastian is the true gem of Basque resorts. With its blend of cosmopolitan chic and delightful old-world feel, it’s the quintessential summer getaway. The area invites tourists with three beaches: the laid-back Ondaretta, the informal Playa de Gros, and the famous Playa de la Concha, which looks out onto a sparkling bay and is surrounded by a green, rolling countryside. To complement the beaches, San Sebastian’s charming old quarter is abuzz with cafes, bars, clubs and restaurants - be sure to sample the tasty Pintxos (Basque tapas). For the best views of the bay and town, climb atop Mount Urgull and Mount Igueldo.

Check this link about San Sebastian.

Bilbao
Bilbao is the capital of Biscay Province, which is located in the Basque Region of Spain. This coastal city has a shipbuilding history and used to be known only as an industrial and economic power within Spain. It is currently shedding that industrial skin and is becoming an internationally renowned city, with such famous attractions as the Guggenheim Art Museum. Since the construction of this new age architectural masterpiece, which overlooks the Nervión River, Bilbao has worked diligently to improve the appearance of the riverfront area. In this growing city of one million people, you can stroll along the walkways that parallel the river, shop at stores like DKNY and Calvin Klein on the Gran Vía, or explore the Old Town where you’ll discover gothic churches, beautiful plazas, and some of Spain’s finest restaurants and most popular nightlife locales.

Check this link about Bilbao

Links:
Pelote information

Guggenheim Museum

Ryanair

Easyjet

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CHALET RATES/TARIFS
(2 persons/personnes) - 2017
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Per week/Par semaine

Chalets 1 - 4 & 6
Avril/Mai/Octobre 2017: 450 euros
Juin/Septembre 2017
: 500 euros
Juillet/Aout 2017: 550 euros

Chalet 5 (with washing machine, LCD screen, DVD and more outside space, privacy)*
(lave-linge, écran LCD, lecteur DVD et plus privé)
April/May/Oct 2017: 475 euros
June/Sept 2017: 525 euros
July/August 2017: 575 euros

Availability calendar/disponibilité

CHALET 1


CHALET 2


CHALET 3


CHALET 4

CHALET 5

CHALET 6

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