Tourism in Aïnhoa during your holidays
Ranked the most beautiful villages in France, Aïnhoa is a village in the Basque Country located a few kilometers from Espelette, Sare and Dantxaria. At the edge of the province of Labourd and Navarre, the village sports the white and red facades of its typical houses along its unique street. It is characterized by the originality of its architecture, the beauty of its natural environment, its tradition of hospitality, and its gastronomic reputation.
To visit in Aïnhoa:
A former trading post on the road to Compostela, Aïnhoa is a bastide-street of the 13th century, created to welcome pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela. Beautiful walks offer you the opportunity to discover the Chapelle de l'Aubépine and the forest hut. Indeed, the forest of Aïnhoa abounds most of the wildlife such as deer, wild boars, hares or migratory birds. Not-to-be-missed sightseeing spots in Aïnhoa include the 14th century parish church and the 16-18th century discoid churchyard, or the Heritage House. Located at 389 meters above sea level, the chapel of Our Lady of Arantzazu offers a magnificent panorama of the Cirque de Xareta and the Nivelle de Luz valley. You can also admire the work of the woodcarver and the glassblower, or visit the painting gallery and taste the local specialties.
Activities in Aïnhoa:
By its location at the foot of the Pyrenees, Aïnhoa is the point of departure or passage for wonderful walks and excursions in the mountains and the forest, not to be missed under any circumstances if you come on holiday in the Basque Country. In and around the village, various sports activities can be practiced, such as hiking, Basque pelota, mountain biking or climbing.