We got up early this morning, walked out into a star-filled sky, and made our way to the Basque region of France to Bayonne. After a fascinating visit to the Basque Museum, we walked about enjoying the rainy ambience of this pretty town.
Dawn in the Pyrénées.
Confidential to the people of Bayonne: you live in a gorgeous and unique town. Show it some respect—pick up your dog poop.
Eating Basque sheep’s milk yogurt in front of Bayonne Cathedral.
Well, at least they let you bring in spoons.
It’s HOB’s birthday today, so I had researched to find the perfect Basque restaurant for a special dinner treat. The restaurant was closed for unexplained reasons. Hey, no problem, I had a back-up restaurant….which was also closed. No worries, I knew about a regional food shop which was, wait for it now, you’ll never ever guess—closed. So we hustled over to the supermarket which was, by the time we got there, closed for the night. We ate this jar of beans for dinner. Happy birthday HOB.
Where we slept: Hotel de la Gare. Price: €59 for a double. Recommended: yes.