Biarritz France 1
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I'm going to be honest, this weekend was one of those weekends. You know the ones that push your buttons and you feel that no matter where you turn you seem to keep on hitting dead ends. I won't get into all of our misfortunes, but it all started on Friday when Sawyer missed his nap.
We decided last minute to spend the weekend in Biarritz, which is a small, resort town on the coast of Southern France. The bus up only leaves at 2:30 on Fridays, which is smack dab in the middle of Sawyer's nap time. Needless to say, he missed his nap and ended up crying the whole time. Then when we finally get to Biarritz, we get to our B&B and the lady wasn't the nicest. For example, she said she loved babies after meeting Sawyer, but didn't like "loud noises from babies", which put us on edge the whole time. And not to mention that it was incredibly hot this weekend and our room didn't have AC, so the whole day and night we felt like we were just drenched in sweat. Pleasant picture, no?
Aside from all of that, Biarritz was and is an incredibly beautiful city and the beach is a sight to be seen. I've never seen a prettier coastline which is maybe why it's known as the "queen of beaches and beach of kings."
When we first got there, we went to the Grande Plague-the city's largest beach-and walked around. I loved the colorful tents you could rent and the rock island that was right off the beach. The large building in the background used to be a palace built by Napoleon III's wife and it was really pretty. I wish we could've gone inside.
Shortly after checking in and realizing we didn't have AC, we decided to spend the rest of the evening walking by the water and checking out one of the city's main attractions the Rocher de la Vierge-the Rock of the Virgin.
The Rock of the Virgin was used by Napoleon III as an anchoring point to the old sea port that is only a 5 minute walk away. It is also a sign of gratitude to whalers being saved from being shipwrecked. We ended up getting there around sunset and it was just incredibly beautiful and made the whole afternoon worth it. I think we just sat there for a good 45 minutes before moving on.
After a quick dinner and a stop for gelato, we headed back to bed in hopes for a brighter morning and better day.