Enjoy your flight to Bilbao with Air France

Bilbao is the heart of the Basque Country in northern Spain

Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque region of Spain, with around one million inhabitants in its wider urban area. It is in the northern part of the country, in the centre and not too far from the border with France. It is a popular tourist attraction and a great place to visit to begin a holiday to Spain.
The Basque Language has an interesting heritage, being thought of as a language that has a history prior to the Indo-European family that most European languages are a part of. Its use had been supressed during the Franco dictatorship in the 20th Century, but is now in common use once more. Both Basque and Spanish are spoken in the city.
Why not fly to Bilbao with France's largest airline, Air France, from Singapore Changi Airport? There are flights each week. During the flight you will be given a blanket, a pillow, and have your own video screen that shows films, games and music. You can choose high quality meals from our a la carte menu. It is possible to book online to buy your airline ticket, and review and change the details of your booking, as well as reserve personalised options for seating and the cabin size. An online check-in is available from up to 30 hours before the flight's departure.
There are even more benefits to flying business class
. You can gain rewards and earn Miles each time you fly by joining the Flying Blue program and exchange them for future journeys. There may be offers available from Air France for your flight.
Bilbao has warm summers and mild, slightly wet winters. Semana Grande is a festival that attracts more than 100,000 people in August every year. There is free music and entertainment as well as bullfighting and firework displays.

The Guggenheim Museum of contemporary art draws thousands every year to Bilbao

The arrival of the Guggenheim Museum in the mid-1990s was the catalyst for an increasingly large tourist trade to the city, and the building is an essential visit during your stay in Bilbao. The building itself is widely acclaimed for its interesting, modern architecture, and it displays changing collections of modern and contemporary art. The effect of this new building on the city in drawing tourists and attracting investment has become known as the 'Bilbao effect', so profound has been the impact of this exciting gallery on the area. For more traditional and Spanish painting there is the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. There are also venues for classical and modern live music in the city.
There are many public parks and green spaces within Bilbao. The Dona Casilda Iturrizar park, or 'Ducks' Park', is so known due to the large number of ducks, geese and swans - perhaps because there is an attractive fountain and a pond. There are two mountains near to the city that are popular with hikers. Mount Artxanda can be reached via a funicular, and there are restaurants and leisure facilities to enjoy too. Mount Pagasarri is also near.
There is a distinct, traditional Basque cuisine that includes plenty of fish, Tolosa bean dishes and pintxos - which are a type of tapas, typically eaten while sampling different bars on an evening. There is also the Idiazabal cheese and the txakoli wine to sample during your stay.

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