2 guests:

525 €

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French Coast: Bayonne, Biarritz and Saint Jean de Luz

Croissants made with the best butter in the world. Beautiful Women, Beautiful Men.Surfing on the Basque French Coast . Lost in a Château, overlooking a lake… Café au lait ou Champagne? Revolution. Seuxal Revolution and Nouvelle Cuisine Revolution. A tale of pirates and kings. King Louis XIV, Napoleón III and Victor Hugo. Oysters and Muscadet. Motor cyclists riding down La Corniche d’Hendaye.

What will we visit?

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BAYONNE, THE CRADLE OF EUROPE´S CHOCOLATE

We know a lot of Gourmet people visit our website, so we had to include this tour.

Before we begin… Three important notes to be taken into consideration:

Santa María Cathedral: will leave you breathless.
The Old Castle: Spectacular views of the City from this point.
Saint Esprit: If you are a bridge lover, you won’t want to miss out on taking this photograph.

On with the chocolate…

Did you know that Chocolate from Bayonne is directly related to the Spehardic Jews? During the 17th century, Bayonne became a refuge for many jews who fled Spain and Portugal from the Spanish inquisition. Many jews brought to Bayonne their culture and knowledge of food. This includes the Jewish tradition of preparing chocolate with cinnamon and vanilla, served hot. The chocolate sellers extended these recipes throughout the whole of Europe. Still to this day, these recipes are well known and used by La Chocolateríe Cazenave (1854). Here they serve their famous “chocolat à l’ancienne”.

So, if you are a chocolate lover, and you are interested in learning about the history and culture of chocolate, come to visit Bayonne! What a wonderful way to start the day!

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BIARRITZ: THE SAINT TROPEZ OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Posh, chic and presumptuous. Three words worthy of describing Biarritz.
Biarritz is beautiful and she knows it. The queen of the Basque French Coast: with some of the best breakfasts in the world. Biarritz is renowned for the visits she has received. Czars, actresses, emperors, you name it. Boutiques lining it with haute couture fashion, cafés, bistrots, romantic getaways, and some of the most beautiful promenades possible.

This tour includes a visit to Biarritz, La Grande Plage Boardwalk, The fishermen’s port, and the Rocher de la Vierge… where the Atlantic Ocean and the French coast create the perfect melody. To the South views of Mount Jaizkibel, our final destination on this tour.

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LET US GO TO SAINT JEAN DE LUZ… ¡AND GUÉTHARY!

We will take the Coastal Route, the highway is for the impatient. Quick stop and bite to eat in Guethary, trust me, it’s worth it. Small white homes lining the ridge of the coast, wooden doors and beams painted in red, green and blue. Surfing territory and French Basque tradition, take a look at the beach bar and vegetation overtaking the rock structures surrounding us.
¿Moules et frites? Yes, Please! And a cold beer while we’re at it. S’il vous plait..

Yeah and what about Saint Jean de Luz… What about it!?

Saint Jean de Luz is one of the most picturesque villages of the entire French Coast. Its bay, filled with history, kings and fishermen. Small delicatessen with only the finest products found in the region. Well dressed and poised are the people you can find on La Rue Gambetta. Have a look at King Louis the XIV’s village of choice for his marriage, focus on the so well preserved architecture of Ciboure, have a cafe au lait at Plaza Louis XIV and walk up to meet the sea wall.

 2 guests:

525 €

TOUR DETAILS

Private tour

Pick up at Hotel

Additional Adult: +125€

Additional guest ( 10-17 years of age): +80€

10 years and younger: No charge

Time: 9:00

Duration: 8 hours

Places: Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz

INCLUDED

Professional Guide

Transport

Water

NOT INCLUDED

⊗ Anything not previously mentioned

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