Originally a Roman outpost the town of Hasparren grew thanks to a thriving leather and shoe industry, fuelled by the now disappeared oak forests that surrounded it.
As well as working hard to maintain its industrial base it maintains a strong Basque heritage with pelote and the running of cows in the streets.
|Grottes Prehistoriques Isturitz et Oxocelhaya, 7 km ||Caves|
|These caves were inhabited between 80,000 and 15,000 BC, and some ancient drawings can be seen. Open March 15 - November 15, closed Monday and Tuesday mornings in low season.|
|The Francis Jammes Museum ||Museums|
|The house of the poet (1868-1938). Open June 15 - Sept 15.|
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