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Castles, bastides, churches

Castles, bastides, churches

Travel through time, from the twelfth to the twentieth century, with the historical route “In the footsteps of the Lords of Béarn and the Basque Country”.

While walking the footpaths and driving on the roads you will discover castles and sites where you can walk the footsteps of e.g. Gaston Fébus, Henry IV or Louis XIV. These buildings are often surprising but never the same.

The historically significant bastides, towns of art and history, castles and houses on the Camino de Santiago reveal most of the Pyrénées-Atlantique patrimonial and historical riches.

The strongholds (citadel, castles ...), erected at crossing points, are a tangible proof of the past tradings, conflicts and contacts in this transborder land.

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