This charming Basque village is crossed by the Nivelle. It is dominated by three summits: Bizkarzun, Esnaur and La Rhune, famous summit from where the panorama is amazing.
In the center of the village, the fronton and the trinquet recall that Ascain has seen many champions of pelota grow. Near the fronton, Pierre Loti referred to the Hotel de la Rhune in his novel Ramuntcho, inspired by a character of Ascain, Otharre, hunter and pelotari. The village of Ascain also inspired Winston Churchill who painted a watercolor there.