We left the rugged peaks of the Pyrenees behind as we traveled west into the Pays Basque. Rolling foothills laced with lush green valleys signaled we were entering a new area of France. But when we began seeing the white houses shuttered in either red or green, we knew we had arrived in Basque country.
Our destination was the tiny village of Bidarray and the Hotel Noblia, our lodging for the night.
I love the neat, clean look of Basque houses.