TOUR OF THE PIRATES; HONDARRIBIA AND THE FRENCH COAST (DAY TRIP)

(Hondarribia // Saint-Jean-de-Luz // Biarritz)

The coastal border area between the peninsular Basque Country and the French Basque Country is known with this name. Our trip discovers the warlike and dangerous past of these border towns. The guided tour will first take us to Biarritz, the town where Napoleon III and the Empress Eugenia de Montijo spent their summers. Visitors can enjoy the views from the Lighthouse, walk freely through this beautiful and quiet town and enjoy its Casino, the Hotel Du Paláis or the Church of Santa Eugenia. After getting familiar with Biarritz, we will visit Saint-Jean-de-Luz, known as the “Viper’s Nest”. In this second town we learn about the details of the link between the “Sun King” Louis XIV of France and the Infanta Maria Theresa. Finally, the route ends in Hondarribia, a Basque town that preserves its historical noble buildings and also has a popular gastronomic and commercial area called La Marina.

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