Guéthary

 

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Situated between Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz, close to the French/Spanish border, is the pretty village of Guéthary. Dating back to the 16th century the village was first established as a fishing port, however today the little Basque village’s main income comes from tourism. 

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That said even in high summer the village remains a tranquil place, the crowds flocking to the nearby beaches of Bidart and St-Jean-de-Luz instead. One stormy Wednesday we stopped off at Kostaldea Parlementia, a relaxed bar with a terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and had lunch at Les Alcyons, a little restaurant located at the corner of the port. We ate grilled sardines and salad whilst watching the rain clouds clear and the surfers appear.

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With it’s close proximity to the Pyrenees Guéthary is a lush and green little village, abundant in plants and flowers. This combined with the beautiful Basque architecture and views across the Atlantic make it a charming sunset stop.

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