Discover Basque Country (In France!)
On the other side of the south of France lies the Pays Basque, the little-known French Basque region over the border from its slightly more well-known Spanish counterpart containing San Sebastian. As this article in T+L explores, the Pays Basque has successfully avoided the hordes of visitors and development that its neighboring regions to the east and south have experienced, allowing an unfettered experience in this unique culture.
With world-class chefs taking root and charming villages dotting the countryside, the Pays Basque may not be able to avoid attention for much longer, but for now enjoy it while you can.
Published on April 17, 2009