The valley of Xareta spans four municipalities located on either side of the border: Zugarramurdi and Urdax in Navarra, Spain, and Sare and Ainhoa in the Aquitaine region of France. The boundary has been blurred by mountains, verdant pastures, rivers and forests.
This is a region of magical landscapes, villages rich with history, legend, and well-preserved architecture. Old trails once used by merchants, pilgrims and smugglers bear witness to the close historical ties maintained by the inhabitants of Xareta over the centuries. Four towns that share a history and a language which continue to work together on cross-border projects and programmes under the auspices of the European Union.