Flavours of the Basque Country

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Spend a day on the French coast south of Bordeaux and discover a land of pretty villages, natural wonders, and delicious food

"Meet your driver-guide at your hotel and head south to the coast. On your first stop, you'll be in Biarritz, the seaside resort made famous by Napoleon III's wife, Empress Eugenie, after she built her own palace in 1854 (now the Hôtel du Palais). Your guide will take you on a stroll around the city centre to learn about the city's story and how it became Europe's surfing capital. After some free time for lunch, you can choose from the following options to continue your exploration:
follow the coastal road to the quaint fishing village of Saint Jean de Luz for a taste of local gastronomy, including cheeses and cured meats, Basque-style macarons, and unique wines aged in the ocean.
drive inland to some traditional countryside villages like Espelette, Sare or Ainhoa for insights into authentic local culture and traditions, amid typical food, Espadrille shoes and Basque funeral art
visit the region’s capital, Bayonne, and try its famous chocolate, made the same way it was when it first arrived in the 17th century"