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05 December 2023  |  Tourism

Sare, the must-sees of the village of Sare

Labeled “Most Beautiful Villages of France”, the village of Sare is one of the prettiest villages in the Basque Country. It is located at the foot of the peaks of Rhune, Axuria and Ibanteli. You will find in this village a history, a local atmosphere, traditions, and sport.

Find Sare, from the Basque coast

To access the village of Sare from the Basque coast, you must pass through the small pass of Saint Ignace, where you will see the mountains that await you, the landscapes that extend towards the Basque Country, the houses that appear at the corner of each path or path. The village is classified among the Most Beautiful in France.

The central square of the village

The pediment, a place where Basque pelota is played, occupies a central place in the village. The heart of the village also hosts great activities, beautiful houses, shops, restaurants, and cafes. You can discover the Txalapartas (traditional Basque musical instrument), to the right of the pediment. You will also hear the inhabitants speaking Basque, in fact the practice of Euskara (the traditional Basque language) is spoken and still very present.

A moment out of time

This village where it is important to take your time because the village motto is "Saran Astia" which means "Sare we have time".

Traditions, dove hunting

Every year a whole week of festivities for the pigeon festival with activities, discovery tours and cultural events. You will even have the opportunity to taste wood pigeon in the different restaurants in and around Sare.

Hikes nearby for nature lovers.

Urrugne, Sare, Bidarray... you will find pretty, unmissable trails for hiking enthusiasts. Climb the Lizarrieta pass, by car or on foot, it is a unique place in the mountain. To get there you can go through the small Saint Ignace pass. You will see the mountains, the landscapes which extend towards the interior Basque Country, as well as the Basque houses which appear at the corner of each path. The famous "Petit Train de la Rhune" offers an unforgettable adventure to the top of the mountain, offering breathtaking panoramas of the Basque Coast, the Pyrenees and sometimes even as far as Spain. Outdoor activities abound, offering visitors a total immersion in the region's unspoiled nature.

Basque gastronomy

During your stay, don't miss out on Basque gastronomy. Saree is not only a treat for the eyes but also for the taste buds. With its local restaurants serving authentic Basque cuisine. You will taste good dishes such as piperade, axoa and the delicious sheep's cheese, idiazabal. Don't miss the opportunity to taste Basque cider in a local cider house, for a culinary and cultural experience in its own right. Whether you are passionate about history, nature, gastronomy or local crafts, this picturesque village has everything to appeal to travelers looking for authenticity. Let yourself be taken on a getaway to Sare and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the Basque Country.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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