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Basque Country Day trip

BaskezSaint Jean de Luz => Ciboure & Socoa => Corniche Basque => Ainhoa => Espellette => Saint Jean Pied-de-Port => Biarritz ……… 6 hours=  €499.00 Euros

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boatSaint Jean de Luz: is a lovely little fishing port on the Basque coast just South of Biarritz; particularly appreciated by the French and Spanish aristocracy in the past; is now a famous holiday destination resort. The Basque history is filled with stories of pirates, and fishing for whales… Louis XIV married Maria-Theresa of Spain here in

1660.

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CiboureCiboure, Socoa, and along the Corniche Basque: The road perched up on top of this magnificent stretch of cliffs and coastline leads South from the Vauban Fort of Socoa to Hendaye – on the Spanish border. From here we head East; up into the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains towards the lovely French Basque mountain town of Ainhoa.

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espelletteAfter Ainhoa we head to Espellette: This Basque town, with its traditional colors and architecture is unique: the houses have a special decoration – they’re covered with strands of red peppers!

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Basque2Saint Jean Pied-de-Port: This medieval fortified city is still surrounded by a parapet wall, and plays an important role for pilgrim’s: It’s the last stop in France along the Camino de Santiago de Compostella.

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Basque Lighthouse (1)Biarritz: This glamourous beach-town was once home to Empress Eugenie and Napoleon III. Nowadays famous for its beautiful beaches, surfing, and a casino, Biarritz has a great collection of Architecture – with buildings in nearly every architectural style….Romanesque, Neo-classical, Art-Deco, Victorian, etc.

 

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