Discover an emblem of the Basque Country: the Espelette pepper 🌶. Glossy red in color, moderately spicy and fruity, it is the major asset to enhance your dishes. In the village, it decorates the facades of houses to the delight of its visitors.
Originally from Mexico, this spice was cultivated by the Aztecs for millennia before arriving in Europe thanks to the conquistadors.
After a guided tour of Espelette which will help you discover the heritage of the village, you will learn at with the team of “Atelier du Piment”, how this local pride is cultivated with passion. Then, you will taste many specialities made with Espelette pepper.
An utter delight for eyes, ears and taste buds. 😉
Let yourself be tempted, let yourself be guided. 😉
Guided tour program
1° Guided tour of Espelette
Meeting point : in front of the chocolate factory Antton
The history of the castel of Espelette
The pelota court and its games
The church : the traditions in the basque society
Agnès Souret’s grave
Armand David’s house
The center town and its houses with spicy facades
2° “Atelier Du Piment” 🌶 (2min by car from the village center)
Guided tour by the team of the pepper fields. Explanations of the production methods of chili powder.
How is pepper grown? In which area is it produced? What are the specific rules? What are the secrets of its special taste?
The guided tour ends with a special tasting of local products made from Espelette pepper. 😋
Rates (excluding possible transport costs)
|Number of people*||Guided tour (Half Day)|
|3 to 4 people||30€/person|
|5 to 6 people||25€/person|
|7 to 8 people||20€/person|
|9 to 10 people||18€/person|
|11 to 15 people||14€/person|
|More than 15 people||12€/person|
If you wish to book a half day guided tour, please fill out the form below. Histerra takes care of everything 😉
For a quick request, please do not hesitate to contact Histerra : (+33) 188.8.131.52.25