The playground of 19th-century European royalty, you’ll find a timeless elegance to the Basque coast - wild beauty mixed with the heady glamour of a bygone age.
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Once known as the Monte Carlo of the Atlantic, Côte Basque exudes Belle Époque glamour, while embracing its bohemian vibe as the surfing capital of Europe. Settle into a sprawling renaissance villa or country mansion, nestled above the sandy swathes of golden sand and crashing waves. At glamorous Biarritz, take in beaches once strolled by aristocrats, walk among the rugged beauty that inspired Hemingway, or gamble in the art deco casino - a favourite of Frank Sinatra.
The landscapes of this coast are as diverse as they are dramatic. Explore the perfectly preserved town of Bayonne or head to chic Saint-Jean-de-Luz, where you’ll find a picturesque port and boutique shopping. Inland, the spectacular foothills of the Pyrénées await - lush valleys and red and white villages waiting to be discovered.
Just down the twisting coastline in northern Spain, you’ll find the world-renowned gastronomy of San Sebastian on your doorstep. Choose from the hoard of Michelin-starred restaurants, or better yet have San Sebastian come to you - driving in one of the region's most celebrated chefs who’ll prepare signature Basque tapas for you from the sumptuous surrounds of your villa.