19th October 2017 – 21st October 2017
Now this is a gorgeous place to stay. I wish we had stayed longer because the site we stayed at was 5*. Tamaris Plage was right on the beach, you could hear the sea from your bed, it had a beautiful swimming pool, sauna and steam room. In addition to best fresh baguettes we have tasted so far each morning. We also met a very funny Frenchman on his way back to Normandy who gave us a Beatles rendition of ‘When I am 64’ .
This area is obviously a surfers paradise and even in late October the surfers were catching the waves late into the evening. Chloe the dog loved the beach but at one stage the waves were so strong they took her ball and Chloe with it. David was the hero retrieving the ball but got a complete soaking as well though and Chloe has now had her annual bath ! There are bars scattered all along this coast, buses converted into tapas bars, strings of coloured lights, deckchairs and live music. It must be amazing in the summer if you can get anywhere near.
The town of Jean De Luz is a lovely small seaside town with beautiful shops – luckily for David when we hit a town it is usually lunchtime, shops are shut for 3 hours and so it’s just window shopping for me ! There are a host of places to eat and drink and to people watch. Quite an affluent area judging by the number of Range Rovers we spied. St Jean De Luz is on the list for places to return to, obviously when the shops are open.