Witnesses to the Basque culture

The aim of this section is to bring together accounts by Basque artists and cultural players in the form of written interviews.

Beñat Chassevent

Beñat Chassevent

"The heritage of the Northern Basque Country is rich but vague"

Thierry Truffaut

Thierry Truffaut

"The carnival is, at the end of the day, like an informal school"

Henri Errandonea

Henri Errandonea

"Getting villagers to enter the world of literature is a great adventure"

Marie-Andrée Ouret

Marie-Andrée Ouret

"Heritage is a subject in perpetual movement"

Joseba Aurkenerena

Joseba Aurkenerena

"Television isn’t able to offer us what we experience in Basque culture"

Serge Larzabal

Serge Larzabal

''Passing on is the key for the future of fishing''

Philippe Etchegoyhen

Philippe Etchegoyhen

''The most beautiful parts of Soule are up there, far away from the villages and the world''

Xabier Elosegi

Xabier Elosegi

''Barandiaran's work needed translating since he is unknown by most of the inhabitants of Sare''

Serge Lonca - The Château d'Abbadia

Serge Lonca - The Château d'Abbadia

''Antton Abbadia made our culture progress''