Free cancellation right up until D-2 before arrival for a selection of accommodation options! Find out more
Near Ilbarritz camping
A holiday at the Ilbarritz campsite will be the chance to explore the Basque Country, its original culture, festivals and stunning scenery from the Atlantic coast to the Pyrenees. Come and discover it now!
Avenue de Biarritz
Latitude: N 43° 27' 10''
Longitude: W 1° 34' 22''
Work out your route
Inspired by ancient rural practices, the Force Basque, is a competition between villages. Its main events include: tug-of-war, stone lifting, handcart lifting, sack race, throwing bales of straw, tree trunk cutting, "transport de bidons" (or "who can carry 41 kilos in each hand the furthest?"). Come and see the teams confronting each other. Pelota is one of the oldest Basque games. Every village has its pelota wall or a "trinquet" where young and old play their favourite sport.
Authentic cuisine using local produce
The Basque Region is famous for its wide range of renowned products: sheep's cheese, Espelette peppers, Basque cake and the famous Bayonne ham. Taste the famous "piperade", a fondue with sweet green peppers, served with scrambled eggs, or the cod-stuffed peppers.