Media Items of Interest

An aerial video taken by a drone major destinations and typical settings in  the Labourd province within  the French side of the Basque country . A good overview of what to enjoy within a 20 min drive from St Jean de Luz or Biarritz that most of my clients typically select as their home base . Look for la […]

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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 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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A few clichés for sure but a pleasant read. And of course there is a big difference between Paris and la Province  just like there is between New York and the rest of the States. I would also add that there are a lot of regional differences to temper this view on French people, with […]

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Below check what is indeed a beautiful aerial video of San Sebastian. Personally though I am more touched by the atmosphere in the streets and the cultural life of the city rather than those gorgeous shots. Remember San Sebastian is prepping as the 2016 European capital of culture with a packed agenda and new places […]

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Good video capturing various festivals and festivities on St Jean de Luz cultural agenda: Fêtes andalouses in May, Fêtes de la St Jean in June, Fête du thon in July, Musique en Côte Basque in September, Young director film festival. A few glimpses of some local sports such as jai-alai , a form of Basque […]

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Check out that video with the very popular song HAPPY. All dancing shots are captured in the Basque country: a pretty glimpse on activities and settings many folks enjoy in the Basque country. I like it!

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Not much to add to this Globe and Mail article describing the yearly Basque tradition of meals at a cider house.  Well, I wish I could casually drop in at one of them  in prime season, January until April, from … my Toronto home and still enjoy Canadian winters! Many of the houses remain open […]

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