Larrun (in Basque) is visible from different parts of the Basque Country. Its silhouette is unmistakable, from which extends out a huge antenna. It is a very pointy Mountain, at 905 meters high it has incredible views. Between Navarre and Lapurdi (in the Basque Country), it is without a doubt one of the most visited places by tourists in the Basque Country. Romantics should travel in one of the 3 trains in France, which go above 700 meters in 35 mins, travelling at only 8 km/h: Www.Rhune.Com A nice day out for kids, which is thrilling as you can see vultures flying overhead and watch the flocks of sheep and grazing pottokas. For those with a bit more energy, the ascent/descent can be done on foot, but keep in mind that the slope is very steep. Some lovely places to visit are: Sara, Zugaramurdi, Etxalar, Urdax caves, the castle d 'Abbadia (Hendaye), Hondarribia, Lesaka, Ziburu, St Jean de Luz ... As they say, with good binoculars, and a south wind, it is possible to spot the Pic du Midi de Bigorre which is 150 km away.
A typical Basque village, with most of its houses gathered near the church and one gable wall, this is absolutely essential in these small villages. The pediment has regular ball games. In Ascain, Pierre Loti wrote his famous book on the Basque Country "Ramuntcho". You can't miss his church (with typical wooden gallery inside, present in all the churches in this area) as well as the Roman bridge (built in the V century during the Roman occupation in Aquitaine). Situated at the foot of the legendary Mount Larrun, known for its rack railway, and in 30 minutes, you can go up 905 meters. In good weather, you get a spectacular view of the coast from the lighthouse of Biarritz. Ainho is just a few kilometers away and is one of the most beautiful villages in France.