What to do at home during a lockdown
Just because you can’t go out anymore doesn’t mean you have to stay inactive! What to do during confinement Here are a few ideas for activities linked (or not) to the Basque Country to avoid turning like caged lions.
Listen to music to feel good
According to an INSERM study, music interacts with the brain, helps us concentrate, soothes our emotions, reduces stress and helps us find sleep. The musical nugget that warms our hearts (and choirs!) in this period of confinement is the cover of Leonard Cohen by the Basque choir “Orfeon Donostiarra“. To be listened to again and again without moderation! You should also know that the Paris Opera is making its shows available online free of charge during the lock-in period. Calling all enthusiasts!
Travelling to the Basque Country from the comfort of your sofa
Virtual tours are an excellent way to travel without leaving your living room. Thanks to the Basque Country Tourist Office, discover the Basque Country in 360°. A virtual journey between the sea and the mountains, to feel like you’re on vacation without leaving your sofa!
Watch movies to “deconvolve” without moving
In this period of quarantine, take the opportunity to watch movies with your family! Several platforms offer content to suit all tastes. And why not films shot in the Basque country? Starting with “Hors de Prix”, starring Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh as a shy waiter at Biarritz‘s Hôtel du Palais. There’s also “Le Ciel, les Oiseaux et… ta mère! “with Jamel Debbouze, Patrice Leconte’s “Voir la mer”, “L’amour dure trois ans” with Gaspard Proust and Louise Bourgoin, and Étienne Chatiliez’s “Le bonheur est dans le pré”, all filmed in the region. Anglet, Bidart, Guéthary, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Hendaye…
Keep the kids busy (without screens) and active at home
After several weeks of confinement, it’s not always easy to keep the kids busy at home. It’s all about imagination. If you don’t already know Mr. WIXX, remember his name. These are funny, sporty dance videos to get the whole family moving, between homeschooling and telecommuting. Good mood guaranteed!
Cooking local recipes
During confinement, you’ll have to come up with ideas for cooking every day. Basque gastronomy is colorful and full of flavor, but above all it’s convivial and generous. Among the quick and easy recipes, try your hand at making a delicious Basque cake or Philippe Etchebest’s Tartines Basques. Success guaranteed!
Getting back into reading
Several studies have shown that reading is an excellent way to combat stress. To help you get away from it all during the period of confinement, Fnac offers over 500 free-access books in e-pub or pdf format. Also worth discovering is Project Gutenberg – a veritable web institution – with no fewer than 54,000 electronic books available free of charge.
In accordance with national directives, our campsite Le Biper Gorri is closed until further notice. In the meantime, our team is available to answer any questions you may have by telephone on 05 59 93 96 88 or by e-mail: email@example.com Until then, please be careful, stay at home, protect yourself and look after your loved ones. We look forward to seeing you again to share unforgettable moments in the Basque Country!