Throughout history the area has had many contacts with Spain: the Spanish Basque Country is three times as large as the French part.
San Sebastian is a Spanish coastal city with influences from the Golden Age. It has an extensive cultural agenda with international jazz and film festivals.
In addition, San Sebastian is famous for its pintxos (tapas). It is wonderful to stroll down the old streets with local Spaniards to eat at different tapas bars.
Bilbao is the largest city of the Spanish Basque Country. Here you will find one of the five Guggenheim Museums in the world, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao.
The Bearn used to have close ties with Spanish Navarre. This is reflected in the dialect, where many Spanish influences are heard. Through the Vallée d'Aspe or Vallée d'Ossau, you cross the border through grand and impressive scenery, right into the city of Jaca.
The cathedral must not be missed.
Pamplona was in the Middle Ages the capital of an empire that stretched far beyond the Pyrenees. In the 16th century Pamplona, was like most of the kingdom of Navarre, incorporated in Spain. The city is famous worldwide for the San Fermín festival, from July 6 to 14, in which the running of the bulls is one of the main attractions.