Thursday, 4 June 2009

Hendaye on the Basque Coast of France

This place is about as fascinating as you get. The most south easterly town in France, it has a turbulent history, being positioned so tightly between France and Spain. It has a long and remarkable history, which here shows us, with some wonderful accompanying photography.

Forget Paris! Go down South East!

From the article

Hendaye, close to the Spanish border on the Atlantic lies on the bank of the Bidassoa River. Starting from the vast and safe beach, a long arrow of sand almost bars the bay where the river ends. A modern seaside resort grew here among the pines and palm-trees.

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