Museo de las Brujas

Playing on the flying-broomstick theme of La Cueva de Zugarramurdi, this Zugarramurdi museum is a fascinating dip into the mysterious cauldron of witchcraft in the Pyrenees.

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1. La Cueva de Zugarramurdi

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According to the Inquisition, these caves (also known as Cuevas de Las Brujas, or Caves of the Witches) were once the scene of evil debauchery. True to…

2. Grottes de Sare

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Who knows what the first inhabitants of the Grottes de Sare, some 20,000 years ago, would make of today's whiz-bang technology that now lights up the…

3. L'Atelier Anciart Bergara


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4. Château d'Urtubie

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This small château was constructed in the 13th century and has been in the hands of the same family ever since. Rooms are decorated in period style and…

5. Maison Louis XIV

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The grandest house in town was built in 1643 by a wealthy shipowner, but its main claim to fame is as the house where Louis XIV lived out his last days of…

6. Église St-Jean Baptiste

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The plain façade of France’s largest and finest Basque church conceals a splendid interior with a magnificent Baroque altarpiece. It was in front of this…

7. Maison de l'Infante

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In the days before her marriage to Louis XIV, María Teresa stayed in this brick-and-stone mansion (like the temporary home of her husband-to-be, it was…

8. Grande Plage

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