La Cote Basque

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After a glorious day in Saint Jean de Luz, we are heading for Madrid by car.  It is about 4 ½ hour drive.

Saint Jean de Luz has been a perfect rest stop.  We relaxed on the beach, swam in the ocean and ate well 🙂

There are 2 other popular destinations right near here, San Sebastian, Spain and Biarritz, France.  I thought we would stop in and check them out as well, but we were so happy and comfortable here, that I just wanted to enjoy our short time here.  I have had friends that have been coming here for years and I have no idea why we never came before. I  preferred it to Nice and Cannes.  The beach was calm, sandy, not rocky.  The water was warm and so easy to swim in.  The beaches were very kid friendly, with plenty of activities for them to do.  It was not pretentious. A mix of elderly people and the young families.  The town was adorable.  Shops everywhere.  The architecture was very appealing as well.  It almost looks like a mixture of Swiss and German architecture, but I am not an expert on that.  It definitely didn’t look French or Spanish.

I guess the main point is that I want to come back for sure.  I walked Coco along the promenade each morning by myself, a quiet escape  from the girls 🙂  Road trips are challenging for sure and Coco brings some peace to me 🙂  Mom has been dealing with all of the walking, girls and moving around quite well.  She is a trooper! Thanks Mom for joining us.

We even went to a restaurant that our friend Jeff recommended , La Bar Basque, and a waiter that he recommended as well, Nikola, took very good care of us. It was delish!

More to come later, but I absolutely LOVE Saint Jean de Luz.

Now off to Madrid.  The girls cannot wait for croquettas de jamon and Maddie is planning our itinerary in Madrid for tomorrow.


2 thoughts on “La Cote Basque

    • Thank you for the great tips! We must stay longer next time. I adored the town and want to check out the neighboring towns as well.

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