La Côte Basque
Biarritz – St. Jean de Luz – Hondarribia
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Visit the towns of south-west France that acquired a reputation as a fashionable destination for the rich and powerful, becoming Europe's premier coastal resort area at the end of the 19th century.
We will start this day-trip driving across the French border into the Basque province of Labourd, heading north from San Sebastian. We will make a quick stop to enjoy the beach of Hendaye and we will take the scenic coastal road called ”La Corniche”, a windy road revealing superb sea views and the craggy foothills of the Pyrenees, that will take us to Saint Jean de Luz. After visiting the market and the beautiful church of Saint Jean Baptiste, we will go for a stroll around its famous pedestrian streets full of small local shops. Continuing with the tour we will be visiting Biarritz. This former tiny fishing town was a meeting point for European aristocracy in the XIX century, and today remains an important tourist destination thanks to its luxurious Hôtel du Palais, its casinos, exclusive shops and surfing scene. We will take some time to enjoy its unique atmosphere where luxury lives in harmony with local restaurants and surf shops.
After a short drive, we will get back to Spain and we will stop in the border town of Hondarribia, certainly one of the most beautiful walled villages of the Basque Country. Its medieval walls, most of which are still standing and are constantly being restored, give it a special appearance by evoking an epic past and by impregnating every corner, alley, and square with aromas, flavors and sounds that take us back to other times. We will visit its two “souls”, the medieval old part and the fishermen’s district, full of colorful traditional houses with bright floral balconies and with a very high concentration of great restaurants and pintxo bars.
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