Stalls at the entrance of Les Halles Farmer's Market of Saint Jean de Luz.

Traditional Market Days in the French Basque Country

If you are planning to visit the French Basque Country, make sure to check which day of the week is set as a market day in the main towns of the French Basque Country. Traditional markets of the biggest cities like Baiona, Biarritz or Saint Jean de Luz are open from Monday to Saturday, but farmers, local producers and artisans from the whole region set up their stalls on market days, providing a lively atmosphere to the town.

The rich culture and gastronomy of the French Basque Country can be experienced first-hand while visiting one of its traditional markets. Below is a general overview of market days in some of the major towns and cities of the French Basque Country:

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Views of the Bay of La Concha from Mount Igeldo in San Sebastian

What to See in the Basque Country in 4 Days

If you are planning to travel to the Basque Country in 2024 and you think you’ll be on a tight schedule,  we propose this four day itinerary that will allow you to get a great sense of the region without missing any of the highlights. The Basque Country is a wonderful destination that boasts itself on its unique culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes that never disappoint! 

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Market stall with fresh seasonal vegetables visited during our Market Tour in San Sebastian

5 Reasons Why You Should Do a Market Tour in San Sebastian

Probably one of the main reasons why you decided to visit San Sebastian or the Basque Country is because of the food. A pintxos night out or a dinner in one of its fabulous restaurants is a must while you are here, but why not take our market tour in San Sebastian to learn about Basque food while tasting local products in their purest form? Here are 5 great reasons for why you should do a market tour in San Sebastian

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Man playing the guitar at the port of Getary on the French Basque Coast on

Things To Do Near San Sebastian

If you are visiting San Sebastian for a few days and would like to spend a day (or two) exploring the main places of interest near San Sebastian, here are a few suggestions for must-do tours and activities that are less than an hour drive from San Sebastian.

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Active Tours in the Basque Country

Trekking Mugarra & Leungana – Urkiola Natural Park

A few days ago we decided to take advantage of the long holiday weekend and the good weather that the Basque Country has been delighting us in to take a trip into the woods. We decided to make an excursion to the Urkiola Natural Park (declared as such in 1989), a protected natural area located at the southeast corner of the provinces of Biscay and Alava in the north of the Basque Country.

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