For our first wedding anniversary, we went to Biarritz for a weekend of surf, sea & love :)
I've wanted to go to Biarritz since so long & I've not been disappointed, I loved it so much, I thought it looked like a little Sydney ;)
We arrived late morning & after having left our luggage at our new home for the weekend, Villa Sanchis a bed & breakfast set in a beautiful house, run by a French-Swedish family.
we headed straight to the Côte des Basques beach in search of waves & lunch.
Let me tell you, the view from above the Côte des Basques beach is something...
For the waves we didn't have so much luck as Biarritz is best to be surfed at high tide & we were told to wait until the next morning for surfing.
Honestly, this whole thing about tides is quite annoying if you ask me...
On the other hand for lunch, we've been luckier.
There was a music festival, Les Casetas, on the Côte des Basques beach & several food & drink stands were lined up in front of the ocean.
We sat in front of the beautiful view, sipping on some sangria, while waiting for our main dishes to arrive.
Unfortunately, before we could start eating, a heavy rain came.
We run inside the stand & had lunch there, a lot less nice than sitting in front of the ocean. So you will excuse-me if I forgot to take any pics of the nevertheless very good burger & skewers we shared ;)
On the good side, after lunch, the rain slowed down & we could have a walk to Biarritz main beach.
We passed several little coves - that's where I've been remembered of the walk from Bondi to Coogee in Sydney *sad emoticon here - as I want to go back to Australia so badly!!*.
We admired the well known Rocher de la Vierge
& we continued our walk
passing the port & the beautiful Sainte Eugenie church, where a couple was getting married <3
until the main beach
which we thought was much nicer than the Côte des Basques beach. We went to the surf shop & talked with the girl there, that was also nicer than the guy from the other surf shop & we decided to go there surfing the next morning :)
Happy to have solved our surfing situation, we came back to the hotel to change ourselves before dinner.
Being so close to Spain, I searched my best friend Google for the best place to eat tapas & Goole suggested Puig & Daro.
Strolling the nice streets of the town center
we arrived at this cute tapas place
Puig & Daro was a real good pick! Yet all the waiters were super kind, there were so many tapas, I don't even know how I've been able to choose, they have very good wines - & sangria of course - & they also have sweet tapas for dessert!
You can choose among the all mouthwatering tapas they have & compose your own tapas plate or order a pre-made selection.
It was actually quite cold at night, so as soon as a table inside become available, we switched from the terrace to the inside.
The only bad thing about this place is that inside there's a terrible light for pictures. Really. Terrible.
So now you know why my tapas pictures are ugly... But they were so yummy that I still have to show you ;)
Green chili peppers - my favorite! - & cheese croquettes
Mixed toasts & verrines
& the local specialty: small squids
Of course, we couldn't not to taste the sweet tapas! It was the first time I saw sweet tapas ;)
If you are in Biarritz or around, you should really go to Puig & Daro one night!
& btw, I have other places to tell you about in Biarritz & surroundings, more to come in the next posts! :)