Sofitel Thalassa Biarritz
Travel Blogs from Biarritz
Ahh this is the South of France that we had hoped for! A clear blue sky with only the occasional white cloud scudding across . We set out , this time intent on a train journey, to Hendaye, a little town on the French /Spanish border for a day at the beach.
Arriving at the station we purchase our tickets in a hurry noting from the information board that, the train to Hendaye will be a platform two NOW! We dash on glad to have caught it and settle down. As the train moves on, ...
... baby calamari. Yum! We picked up another surfboard on the way home .... as you do. After an early dinner we wondered back down the beach for a late night surf..yes we! A few good beginner waves for me. An awesome way to wrap up Biarritz. The great weather continued as we headed to Anglet just north. A little more laid back than Biarrtiz, but plenty of money here - the houses on the golf courses are incredible. Another few nights in a motor home car park for next to nothing, ...
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. ...
... hold one of our fluent Spanish exchanges with the man, accompanied on this occasion by wild gesticulations, measuring arms demonstrating the width of the road. This was performed by all three of us and lasted around a minute before the grand finale of loud huffs, annoyed shrugging of shoulders and the stomp back to our mutual vehicles to drive away. A case of six of one, half a dozen of the other we think. A ...
Then on to Biarritz on the Atlantic coast. Stopped at lighthouse for view over town and beach then chance to wander around. Beach was really busy. Went for paddle and walk along the beach then found bar to sit and enjoy cocktail and people watch. Water seemed coolish at first but would be nice once you were in. Sandy beach again.
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