After traveling almost constantly (one three-night stay, a few twos, but mostly singles) for about three weeks, ever since leaving Chinon, we were grateful to arrive in Guéthary, just north of Saint-Jean-de-Luz. We stayed in a little vacation apartment for a week and were able to catch up on laundry and even do some cooking.
|St.-Jean-de-Luz © LKL|
Guéthary is tiny and cute, but Saint-Jean-de-Luz and neighboring Ciboure are truly lovely. We’d thought that it would be quick and easy to get there from Guéthary, but traffic was horrendous, even in September: there’s a toll road, but most people choose the free and therefore far more crowded Route Nationale. So we only spent one afternoon in St-Jean-de-Luz; it’s definitely on our list of places to revisit.
|Petit train de La Rhune © LKL|
One of the best parts of the week was our trip on le petit train de La Rhune, a cog railway that ascends 905 meters to the top of the La Rhune massif and offers a spectacular view over Basque country.
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