The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains and its resorts in pine forests

Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains (in Gascon language “Lo Bocau Vielh”) is a quiet little resort town in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, in the southwest of France. Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains’ exact location is in the Landes de Gascogne area, which is adjacent to the Silver Coast of France.

Vieux-Boucau means “old mouth”. This name is easy to explain. Landes de Gascogne, a vast …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Saint-Jean-de-Luz and its rich royal history

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a former fishing village, a commune in the Atlantic Pyrenees department (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) in southwestern France. Saint-Jean-de-Luz is part of the Labourd (Lapurdi) Basque province.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz is known for its architecture, sandy bay, a large number of sunny days per year, and excellent cuisine. The town is located south of Biarritz, on the Nivelle river’s …

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The cities of the Pyrenees and around with Andrew Morato

Ciboure – an Atlantic Ocean resort and Maurice Ravel’s birthplace

Ciboure is a French municipality, located in the Atlantic Pyrenees Department (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), in the New Aquitaine region (Nouvelle-Aquitaine). Ciboure (Ziburu in Basque) means «end of the bridge».

One part of the town is part of the Basque province of Labourd, the other is part of the French region of Bayonne.

Ciboure is divided from the town of …

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Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch

Atlantic resorts of Spain

Atlantic resorts of Spain

Northern mainland Spanish resorts, washed by the Atlantic Ocean, are a less popular destination for summer beach holidays than the well-promoted Spanish resorts on the Mediterranean Sea. The Spanish Atlantic coast stretch is inferior to the Mediterranean in length only, but the ocean beaches of Spain are in some ways superior to …

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