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The region

France’s south west corner enjoys a lovely warm average summer temperature – reliably in the mid twenties – but the Atlantic is close enough to mean a decent breeze and avoid too much humidity.

The whole Pays Basques offers a compelling blend of vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, pine forests, traditional villages, towering mountains, contemporary culture and proudly-held ancient traditions. There are plenty of brilliant places to see within a short distance: places to satisfy the broadest range of ages and appetites. See Top Places To Visit for more detail.