Sunday, March 14, 2010

Biarritz, irresistible

Rocher de la Vièrge in Biarritz

When I have friends and family visiting, Biarritz is a compulsory stop. The pure beauty of the scenery with the Grande Plage, the Big Beach, next to the casino contrasting with the sharp cliffs. The mix of chic old ladies with their little dog meeting young surfer barefoot with his board. The most fashionable place on the French basque coast - and a world known top surf spot. Biarritz is like nothing else!

Grande Plage in Biarritz

Since we live close, we usually go there for an icecream and a walk along the coast when the weather is nice. If we stop for lunch we usually go to one of the restaurants on the square next to the Sainte Eugénie church. Or go to the Port des pêcheurs, fishermen's harbour, where you find a couple of cafés and a very nice restaurant for seafood Chez Albert.

Beautiful architecture in Biarritz
Many beautiful buildings

Café gourmand = coffee with mini dessert
This is a café gourmand. I love it! No thank you, no dessert. I'll just have a café gourmand! Four little mini desserts.... and the coffee of course. This one is from la Cantine d'Eugénie. Three course lunch for 13 euros.

Square Saint-Eugénie
The Sainte-Eugénie square

View over the Golf du Phare in Biarritz
Here you see the light house from the north with a view over the Golf du phare. The piece of beach you see belongs to Anglet.

On the beach Grande Plage
Sand and rocks on the Grande Plage

Casino in Biarritz
The Casino. Rinse off that salty water and go try your luck!

Port des Pêcheurs, Fishermen's harbour, in Biarritz
Port des pêcheurs at night.

Côte des Basques beach in Biarritz
South you find Côte des Basques. Always lots of surfers.

Surfer in Biarritz
A surfer making his show

1 comment:

  1. Aie!!Aie!!J'ai fortement envie de partir en vacances. Tes reportages sont trop forts. Bravo pour les photos.


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