Located at the foot of Mehatze and Veaux pass, nature predominates the village of Itxassou, bringing a deep serenity to the place. Known primarily for its delicious black cherries, the village is made up of two districts spaced two kilometers apart. It is in the district of Saint-Fructueux church that the village reveals its legends and links us intimately with the fundamentals of Basque society.
Beside the 100 year old oaks, symbolising the oldest laws of the Basques, the church is the testimony of a society whose maintenance of strong traditions has been, for centuries, a central element for community life.
Visiting Itxassou is undeniably getting to know Basque society, whose customs are often not very well known but which, over the centuries, have been so far ahead of their time, to be truly inspiring.
Guided tour program (1 hour)
Meeting point: car park in front of Saint-Fructueux church
The panorama and the legend of the Step of Roland
Itxassou’s black cherry
The oak symbol for Basque people and the stele of Itxassou
Saint-Fructueux church : the specifics of Basque churches
The Basque funeral rite
For the ultimate experience of the Basque country, Histerra guarantees private guided tours of only one booking time slot.
Online booking and payment for up to 20 people.
For groups of more than 20 please contact me for reduced rates.