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Leisure Residence in Biarritz, France

Basque Country

The Northern Basque Country, French Basque Country or Continental Basque Country (French: Pays Basque Nord, Basque: Iparralde) constitutes the North-Eastern part of the Basque Country and the Western part of the French department of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. With 2,869 km²., it is delimited in the north by the department of Landes, in the west by the Bay of Biscay, in the south by the southern Basque Country and in the east by Béarn (although in the Bearnese village of Esquiule Basque is spoken), which is the eastern part of the department. It is a popular tourist destination and is somewhat distinct from neighbouring parts of either France or the southern Basque Country. It was not industrialized as Biscay or Guipuscoa and remained agricultural and a beach destination.

Biarritz (French: Biarritz, pronounced [bjaˈʀits]; Gascon Occitan: Biàrritz; Basque: Biarritz or Miarritze) is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France. It is a luxurious seaside town and is popular with tourists and surfers. Biarritz also boasts some of the best beaches in Europe and has won multiple awards for their top class standards.