Collected by Rebecca Dickson
64250 Espelette, France
Like most of the quaint towns in the Basque country, Espelette is brimming with cultural and culinary riches. Just twenty minutes from the coast and hugged by mountains, this town of 2,000 is best known for the pepper of the same known grown...
Plage du Port Vieux, 64200, France
My favorite "pool" in Biarritz is at Plage du Port Vieux. This horseshoe-shaped beach was originally the port before housing baths established by Napoleon III in 1858. The calm, tranquil waters make this an ideal place for a swim without...
15 Allée Port des Pêcheurs, 64200 Biarritz, France
Most of our visits to Biarritz are during the winter holidays when many establishments are closed for the season. This year, we decided to visit while the weather was warm. One of my favorite strolls has always been through the marina. To my...
Allée Port des Pêcheurs, 64200 Biarritz, France
The unintentional charm of the "crampottes", the small houses where the local fisherman hang their rope and buoys, are just another picturesque feature of the port. I walk through here almost daily on my holidays, whether it's summer, fall or...
18 Avenue Beaurivage, 64200 Biarritz, France
Having roots in Hawaii and a home in Malibu, surfing and the surf lifestyle are near and dear to my heart. Before I started visiting Biarritz thanks to my husband's family, I didn't even know that Europe had surfing beaches. As the story goes, a...
64200 Biarritz, France
Les Halles, the central market was recently renovated but luckily most, if not all, of the vendors still remain for the loyal clients who shop here daily. My favorite stalls are vegetables from Chez Veronique and fresh Italian fare from La maison...
Plaza Zuloaga, 1, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Museo San Telmo is a must-see for any art or culture-phile during a visit to San Sebastián. The newly renovated museum's architecture alone makes for fascinating viewing, and there are sections on Basque anthropology as well as revolving...