Culture & Food

Unashamedly foodies, the Basque are intensely proud of their first-class traditional cuisine. So much so that this region has made its indelible stamp on the contemporary gastronomic map of France. From “pintxos” (traditional hors d’oevres) to the freshest of seafood, from exquisite patisseries to Michelin-awarded dishes and even chocolate museums, the Biarritz and San Sebastian regions’ cannot fail to impress. For budding chefs, the innumerable local markets can also provide the ultimate ‘from-scratch’ meal.