The thing with Biarritz and the Atlantic coast is they never fail to deliver, they never disappoint you!
With much more time to explore than last time I was there, I discovered some more gems, like the petit café bar Kostaldea which is actually in Anglet, but only about a 20 minute walk from the casino in Biarritz. They serve maybe not the world's best breakfast, but definitely the world's best view to go with an absolutely fine breakfast!
Every wednesday during summer, there is an evening market in the center of Biarritz where you can try all sorts of street food. I opted for the Talo, a typical basque corn flour based flat bread that was filled with either cheese and lomo or basquella (yes, that's the basque version of nutella). Let's put it this way: it was quite ok, but not comparable to the 2-euro-per-piece-you've-got-to-be-kidding-me-foie-gras-tapas that erm, yes, sort of become my staple food for dinner... after I had already enjoyed an opéra from the newly opened Thierry Bamas Patisserie in Biarritz in the afternoons... Mon Dieu, les francais, ils savent vraiment jouir!
Sometimes, I decide not to take out my camera and rather take everything in with my eyes only – such was the case when I visited the Friday market in Saint Jean de Luz which must be the most incredible market in the entire world. I broke my commitment to not take any photos that day however when I bumped into this amazing tuna in the fish monger's market hall there. So amazing, right?
Other than eat and lie around at the beach I also took some photos of sunsets, and then some more photos of sunsets, and so on and so forth... See what I meant when I said that Biarritz never fails to deliver what you wanted from a vacation?
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