Interesting article about a mother-13-yr-old daughter  team who spends a couple of days in Paris then heads down to the Bordeaux area and finally relaxes by the beach in Biarritz on the Basque coast. Cooking, stand up paddling, wine-tasting in wineries aside from traditional touring were on the menu. The fact that the daughter had […]

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Check this 3min video of a dance performance by Dantzaz Konpainia set on the beach of Leikeitio, a costal village near Bilbao. Lots of elements I find inspiring in this: the show is about bringing to life the universe of a composer/singer Mikel Laboa, deceased in 2008, whose work is recognized as emblematic of basque music and song […]

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  Thanks once again for helping make our return trip to Southwest France so memorable for our family. Your guidance and expertise proved invaluable while planning our stay. The adventures you helped us plan and negotiate were fantastic. From the trip up la Rhune when our girls fell in love with the Basque ponies, to […]

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“Evelyne was essential to the success of our trip. She was always available to answer all of our many questions. The apartment we stayed was beautiful and well situated. The full fridge was obviously a huge plus arriving with three hungry young kids. Her personalized package made us learn everything in advance so when we […]

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An aerial view of the Basque coast and its different beaches between Bidart & Hendaye, a 27km stretch of coast lines. The most northern section between Biarritz and Anglet, another very beautiful stretch, is missing.  

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My first school trip ever at age 7: up to la Rhune mountain by old fashioned train along a spectacular track when the weather is clear! So yes I have a soft spot for this very popular tourist attraction ( although avoid the July-August crowds and line ups if possible or go early in the […]

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Look for details at www.guggenheim-bilbao.es . Dates: June 13 – September 21st. My experience at the Guggenheim has been hit and miss with many of the temporary exhibits in the past ( although I am definitely not a connaisser in modern and contemporary art) so most of my attention goes to this amazing designed space by Ghery. […]

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Check out this recent Globe and Mail article with addresses and suggestions for families with young kids. I found the museum suggestions quite good, then some safe favourites,  not as main stream as the predictable  Eiffel tower. I still find that on a visit to France with  kids, when traveling in the Summer and having […]

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Three words respectively in French, Spanish and Basque to define what is a very competitive sport in the Basque country: boat races manned by 14 men. Like all Basque sports, the origin of this sport is traditional and refers to a way of living. In this case sailors would challenge each others to shore or […]

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A friend of mine just informed me of the blog Comme Une Francaise that she enjoys to stay connected with various aspects of French cultures living in Canada most of the year. Indeed an interesting  resource  and delivery format managed by a French person who lives in Grenoble. She shares in English the cultural clues […]

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