Sunday, February 7, 2010
The Basque Region of France
When we were asked to cat-sit in the Basque Region of France, we had no idea what would be in store for us. We had been in France on several occasions, but this area of France was unknown to us. Only through Home Exchange could we have the opportunity to "live" and experience life the way it is lived and experienced by the local people.
Bayonne is the administrative center of the Basque region
The architecture with it half-timber construction is reminiscent to the Alsace area
But the language and culture of the Basques is unique
The scenery is mostly rural and breathtaking
Biarritz is the tourist center and well worth a visit