The Basque Country

Biarritz, France
Biarritz, France

After Bordeaux, we went a few hours south and found ourselves in this paradise. The Basque Country is a region shared between France and Spain with a culture that seemed to me like a wonderful mix of the two. Hemingway mentions the region in The Sun Also Rises, and I absolutely understood why he was inspired by the place (I’m guessing you would see it, too). It turns out, part of the film was made on this exact beach. I haven’t watched it yet, but the book happens to be one of my favorites so I’ll definitely be watching it soon. And I really hoped I might write something rather brilliant while I was there, but I only wrote one measly postcard.