Having spent a while on Ile-de-Re (see the blog here) we planned to head south and eventually into Spain. However we’ve wanted to stay in the Saint-Jean-de-Luz area for a while now and this seemed like a good opportunity. Although there are a number of campsites in and around Saint-Jean-de-Luz we decided to stay at one in Erromardie which is just on the northern edge of the town. It wasn’t a bad choice however we soon found that although it was a short distance from the town there was quite a hill in between. Al that cycling on the flat further north had not prepared us for it! Our thoughts turned to the possibilities of electric bikes once again but I’ll return to that another time.
The bay at Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a lovely setting. The town too is very pleasant with a good mix of old and new – good shops and cafe. The Basque tarts are not to be missed and a number of the town’s shops sell them! We were fortunate enough to be there when there were people in carnival masks on the street. It is often random events that make a stay somewhere so memorable.
The campsite was literally metres from the seafront so popping out to catch the sunset was both easy and rewarding.
We had always planned to end up in Spain by the time October came roughly. Campsites further north tend to close in late September and the weather is better further south. As can be seen the weather was not always kind! After our stay at Saint-Jean we headed through the Pyrenees and on to the east coast of Spain. The next blog is about our stay there.