after our stay in lisbon, we flew into san sebastián, spain and rented a car to drive up to biarritz, france. (sidenote: driving in a foreign country can be a little tricky but it was actually much easier than we thought! my #1 suggestion is to upgrade and get the GPS! europe lovveees roundabouts. like i swear there is one every 2 miles. and some of them are so confusing! so make your life easier by paying the extra $65 and have the talking machine tell you exactly where to go.)
biarritz is a quaint seaside surf town on the southwestern coast of france. reis wanted to surf while we were on our trip so that’s why we chose this place as one of our destinations. buuut he didn’t even end up surfing because the waves weren’t that good. we’re still glad we went though!
where we stayed
we posted up at this charming little boutique hotel in the town center a short walk from the beach. it’s actually a house from the 19th century and has so much character! our room was spacious and we had two little balconies overlooking the street.
things we did
day trip | we drove down to san sebastián one day to meet up with our good friends. we really loved it and wish we could have spent more time there. photos to come!
walk | besides surfing and eating and beaching, there’s not too much exploring to be done in biarritz. the overcast weather was perfect for going on walks and there was the coolest path that went all around the coast. we discovered the path at 1 in the morning one night after dinner and it is one of my favorite memories from the trip!
where we ate
tapas and wine bars are the popular spots in this little surf town. our favorite eatery was puig et daro where we ate 3 times because the tapas were so good. european dining is so interesting! here in the states, waiters are so eager to turn tables and over there, you can take your sweeeeet precious time and they don’t even care! so many times we were ready for our check for practically an hour before they brought it or we decided to finally ask for it. we also tried pâtisserie miremont a couple of times for breakfast and snacks. it’s overpriced, but pretty tasty. i could eat macarons and pain au chocolats all the live long day.
up next: san sebastián, spain!