In red and white
At the foot of the mountains and 25 kilometres from the Basque coastline, the typical village of Espelette intrigues holidaymakers who come for walks there: alleyways comprised of red and white houses, proudly display garlands of red peppers, which hang on their façades. Open a shop door to sample chocolate with Espelette pepper (either with confectionery or desserts)…a real delight!
Detour off any given road and you will be certain to pass players of Basque pelota. Feel free to stop for a few moments to understand the rules of this game, which is a feature of the south-west of France. Take a few photos outside the former feudal château which is today the town hall, and if you wish to learn more about the history of peppers worldwide, the establishment houses a permanent exhibition on the subject.