With its 36 kilometers of frontier, this French enclave sinks into Spanish Navarre. We are here in full smuggling territory. Espadrilles, animals, ball bearings or lace, many inhabitants of Sare passed goods from one side of the border to the other, following the yard of products.
The built heritage of Sare testifies to the great wealth derived from the whaling and cod fisheries. Sare is also the home of famous Basque authors: Axular, leader of classical labourdine literature in the 17th century, J.B. Elissamburu, Basque poet and writer, J.M. Barandiaran, anthropologist. Sare is now famous for its book fair, the Biltzar of Basque writers.
Take the time to discover, from the summit of the Rhune, the exceptional panorama that goes from the Basque coast to the Pyrenees. You can climb with the cog railway or hiking. The caves of Sare are the occasion of a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors. Enjoy this rich heritage on your next vacation in the Basque country.
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