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    Easter journey to french pays basque

    For easter vacations I left Normandy (its rain its clouds) and tried to find a bit of sun in South West France.
    First stop in Arcachon,south of Bordeaux.
    The sand dune of Pilat higher in Europe:more than 100 meters.
    500 m east to west,2,7km north to south.

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      Unfortunately the battery of my camera was quite empty when I srolled in Arcachon.
      The website in english can be handy www.francethisway.com with historical approach.
      Only three pics.

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        Wow! What a sand-dune. If it had not been for your introduction I would have thought snow, and then wondered why some of the people in #2.1 were in T-shirts and shorts.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          The former casino, in Mauresque style (XIX's) burned down in 1977 but is still in the memories.
          Here a model in gardens of casino where it was located.




          And on a frontage in the city

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            Memories... i was also once in Arcachon, must have been around 1978 or 1979, but the dune was already there!!
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              BIARRITZ
              In the middle of XIXth century Biarritz was still a whale fishing port when Napoleon III built a palace, then the city became a villegiature for royals from Russia, Spain, England…
              Nowadays some of opulent villas from this period are, here and there, a historic heritage, so have a stroll on the beach promenade may have a taste of old fashion nostalgia. However the activity of surfers brings a touch of very pleasant youth.

              Grande Plage

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                Villa Belza

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                  The former whale fishing port,now a sheltered beach what is not so usual on this coast.

                  Last edited by yvneac; May 24th, 2013, 16:27.

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                    SAINT JEAN DE LUZ

                    The beach



                    Yes,I can!

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                      Along the streets in the old city




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                        A speciality of Pays Basque:les espadrilles.Shoes with sole made of cord


                        And a fishing boat leaving the harbour

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                          Beautiful blue seas of Biarritz. But I also love that last one of St. Jean de Luz, a dreamy image of soft blue and sparkling sea. And was it really warm enought for a dip, Yves, or were you just being valiant?
                          Ivy

                          "To thine own self be true.......
                          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                            Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
                            Beautiful blue seas of Biarritz. But I also love that last one of St. Jean de Luz, a dreamy image of soft blue and sparkling sea. And was it really warm enought for a dip, Yves, or were you just being valiant?
                            Don't you know what is written in newspapers:I am a strong man?

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                              You have been taking too much Isagenix.
                              Ivy

                              "To thine own self be true.......
                              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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