to Visit


The Basque

St. Jean de Luz
(Donibane Lohitzun)
& Ciboure

St. Jean Pied de Port
(Donibane Garazi)

La Bastide

les Bains

Passes over
the Pyrenees


To get there from St. Marie, either follow the Urt route to the A64 or go up to the D817 & go via Bayonne. Sticking to the old road means a tedious trip through suburban Biarritz, so it is better to take the A63 (& pay) & approach Biarritz sea-front from the South. You might even have the chance to park a car by the bay South of the Villa Belsa, popular with surfers. The photos start from the South & work North. The town web site is on this link.

The Southerly Beach

The Villa Belsa

The Old Port

The North side of the Old Port, which is a delightful bathing beach extends via a bridge to the Virgin Rock.

The Bridge to the Virgin Rock

Looking back from the Virgin Rock

The Gardens

The Marina

The Town

Driving South
via the Auvergne

Driving South
via La Rochelle

Driving South
via Pont Aven

Our target
St Marie de Gosse

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