The shipyard is located in the quaint coastal town of Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, on the coast of the  Bay of Biscay. This area of the Basque country is a privileged industrial zone with an  historical background in shipbuilding, where there is ample supply of auxiliary industry to  support the building needs of the shipyard.  The capital of the province, San Sebastian (Donostia, in the Basque language), lies 30Km  down the motorway (some 30 minutes by car). Even though there is modern  accommodation available in Zumaia, in San Sebastian the comforts of the city can be  enjoyed, in particular its renowned gastronomy, where there is a wide range of hotel  accommodation too. Balenciaga Shipyard is ideally situated at 80Km from Bilbao-Loiu airport and a similar  distance from Biarritz airport, in France. Both have international connections with the main  large European cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels and of course Madrid.   San Sebastian airport is the closest to Zumaia, but for the time being receives no  international flights.   Santiago Auzoa, 1 20750 ZUMAIA GIPUZKOA SPAIN Tel: 34 943 86 20 08 Fax: 34 943 86 20 89