Mercure Thalassa Regina & Golf Biarritz
Travel Blogs from Biarritz
... to Geoff that I thought Hendaye was in the opposite direction. Agreeing, we wait for the train to loop back or shunt out and then head towards its, in our minds, proper destination.
It was not to be and an announcement over the speaker system confirms our fears that this was the train to Paris!! Thankfully it stopped at Biarritz, where we got off waited and caught the train to Hendaye which we would and should have caught at St Jean which was running forty five minutes late. ...
... drove out to the coast (very close) and stopped at Biarritz which is made up of several beaches - a long surf beach, a sheltered cove (quite Sydney like) & the main beach - all of which are very built up and were packed with people! We had a nice lunch at a local restaurant and after checking out the place we decided to move onto ...
On our way to Biarritz we stopped for a night in Bordeaux to break the trip up. There was no time for more wine tasting but we managed to explore the little city which was very pretty. The wine regions around Bordeaux seem smaller and more privately owned with not as much history as Burgundy so I was glad we chose Burgundy instead. Driving into Biarritz we passed through the small surf town of Hossegor so Tom could check the surf. There was a small wave but it was quite windy and chilly. ...
... minutes ago we were in warm sunshine yet as we climb up the path and turn to admire the view, the lake has disappeared into a cloud and we see nothing. Driving back down to the road from the lake we stop at a cave and cathedral. Apparently the Virgin Mary appeared in the cave before an important battle in 722 AD and is thus now an object of pilgrimage. The spring below the cave, the Fuente de Siete Canos ...
... realise that the border actually ran through a river, which no doubt we crossed and I didn't notice.
I was excited when I started seeing signs written in French around Hendaye, and as the bus headed north the view out the window became markedly different. We passed through Saint Jean de Luz and although we were nowhere near the coast at that point, we did have some gorgeous views at other stages through the hour and a half journey.
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