Saint-Jean-de-Luz was recommended to me by a colleague who comes from the region instead of staying in Barritz, and I'm so so glad we did. It's a super quaint town, perfect size for a few days, a small seaside town packed with people and energy, so anything but sleepy. But for sure without the brashness of Biarritz. And hills. I was very thankful for this, as my pregnant body dictated a lot of what we did this trip, or rather didn't. For the first time we actually 'relaxed' and say by the beach... shocking.
Chez Kako, and then the more up-market for lunch at Le Brouillarta.
Grand Hotel Loreamar Thalasso Spa, was classic old school beach resort style. A little dated thought Edu, but I loved the charm of it. And we both came to love the air-conditioning. One important tip we got from friends was not to swim at the sea side. This is due to high pollution, and it's a very closed-off body of water, and a friend advised completely against it in my state. Luckily for us the hotel had a treated sea-water pool. So we swam there. Which was heaven. Even treated ourselves to a massage one afternoon! The spa offered pregnancy massages, so I was one happy girl.
Papa Pique et Maman Coud; products featuring the French's answer to Liberty's prints. Where I happily found a much sought-after bag for my knitting, and a new passport wallet. Happiness! Also at the divine Iban for vintage linens, clothes, and baby clothes. Picked up Ricochet two little white shirts that will work for either sex, and a much needed fan for me. One of those items I keep forgetting to pack and thus repeat purchasing.