A couple of weeks ago, C and I spent the afternoon in Biarritz. A huge storm rolled in just as we got there, which led to some incredible wind and waves:
But the storm moved on just as quickly as it came and soon the sun was back out in full force. The beaches quickly filled with suntanners and surfers. I found this lady's head rest pretty funny:
Another really interesting thing was the dual-language signs. I'm used to seeing them in Bretagne, but it's not very often that I see them in other regions:We sat on the beach for quite a while, and then spent some time looking at all the pretty shop windows:And then on the way back to the car, we just happened to come across some a practice session for the military planes that do the July 14th fly-over. It was really cool - we sat there for at least 30 minutes and watched them zoom back and forth, alternating between different flying formations and the colored flight patterns seen here:They also had a sense of humor - every once in a while, you'd see them doing something like this:I've been to Biarritz several times before and I have to say that it's a great little town, especially in the off-season. There are also some great deals to be had during the non-touristy times. We saw studio apartments a block from the beach for rent for 250€ for the week - something to keep in mind if you're ever looking for a beach vacation!