Category Archives: Basque
The 14th Festival de Basse-Navarre will be held 16-18 August 2013 in Saint-Etienne-de-Baïgorry, France. In 2000, I visited the mountain town during my long walk across France and learned about the unique festival featuring the Remy Mahler organ in the … Continue reading
Nearly everyone who walks the traditional Spanish portion of the Chemin St. Jacques, also known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostello and The Way of St. James, passes through St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port which in English means St. John at the foot … Continue reading
Llivia is a town under Spanish jurisdiction, a part of Girona, yet it is completely surrounded by French territory. The historical and political elements that created this situation relate to Llivia’s pre-Medieval status as a city rather than a village. … Continue reading
Everybody wants advice on how to do the walk. It’s tough. Requires motivation and a nature that forgives yourself if you feel like taking a couple of days extra rest. Competitive people might thrive on the challenge, but the path … Continue reading
The day burned bright and hot; I sniffed the purple grapes ripening in fields cultivated by Ilarria and Brana wineries. Could I sample the wine at dinner in St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port? Vineyards exuded steamy scent from the grapes nearly bursting their skin. … Continue reading
Upcoming Pyrenees Pilgrimage event on Thursday, May 12, 2010 – http://www.takeaclass.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_class_info&products_id=493 This adult education center is near Dupont Circle in downtown Washington DC. There will be Basque food, wine tasting and discussion. Meet other travelers!