THE TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
The songs of the Basques
Traditional songs in Basque often punctuate family gatherings but can also be heard in Basque choral societies…
The txistu is a three-hole right flute that animates Basque dances, accompanied by the Danbolin, a small drum that hangs on the left arm with a braided cord, as well as the accordion and many other original instruments
Basque pelota with its “pediments” (walls) is THE sport in the Basque Country.
Basque strength is a particular sport that has been created by the challenges posed by young Basques between the farms in the region for centuries. This tradition has been transformed into a multi-sport competition: trunk cutting with an axe, stone pulling, stone lifting, tug-of-war, etc. 16 disciplines are now officially recognized. Throughout the year, you can attend friendly sporting events and even test your strength and learn about pelota.
We find the famous Gâteau Basque, born in Cambo-les-bains. Made from a sweet and melting shortbread paste, and topped with local black cherry jam or pastry cream, a real treat. You will find an authentic bakery next to the campsite, “Le Domaine de Bassilour”, where you can admire the period grain presses and taste their unique products.
Bayonne’s ham and chocolate are inevitable and emblematic of the city
Come and enjoy your holidays in our accommodation in Bidart and enjoy the Basque culture without moderation !