Picturesque villages, gastronomy, traditional festivals and Basque pelota



Discover picturesque villages

The Basque country is full of picturesque villages that transport you back in time. One of the must-sees is Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a charming medieval village on the route to Santiago de Compostela. Stroll along its cobbled streets, admire its half-timbered houses and soak up its unique atmosphere. Another village not to be missed is Espelette, famous for its chillies. Stroll through its colourful streets, visit the chilli farms and discover all the secrets of this emblematic spice of Basque cuisine.

Tasting Basque cuisine

Basque gastronomy is renowned the world over for its richness and diversity. During your seminar in the Basque Country, don't miss the chance to sample the local specialities. Start with a delicious piperade, a dish made with peppers, tomatoes and onions, accompanied by Bayonne ham. Continue with a veal axoa, a traditional veal dish simmered with peppers and onions. And of course, don't forget to try the famous Basque cake, a pastry with cream or jam.

Taking part in traditional festivals

The Basque country is renowned for its lively and colourful traditional festivals. During your seminar, don't miss the opportunity to take part in one of these unique festivities. The Bayonne festival is one of the region's most popular events. For five days, the city is transformed into a giant party with parades, concerts, dancing and, of course, lots of fun. Another festival not to be missed is the Tamborrada de San Sebastián. Every year on 20 January, the town celebrates its patron saint with drums and barrels of cider. Join the locals in the streets for this unique experience.

Introduction to Basque pelota

Basque pelota is a traditional sport and an integral part of Basque culture. Make the most of your stay to try your hand at this exciting game. Visit a fronton, the Basque pelota playing field, and learn the rules of this ancient sport. You can even take part in a friendly match with your colleagues and experience the adrenalin of competition.

In conclusion, a seminar in the Basque Country offers much more than a simple professional experience. It's an opportunity to discover a rich culture, authentic traditions and to experience unique moments. Whether you're a gourmet, a history buff or a fan of traditional sports, the Basque country will win you over and leave you with unforgettable memories.