If the city that one, for sure kecium deh smell money! As soon as most people call it French. I myself had made wonder! How does the city no smell money? Fun dong, so my mind.
The city was named Biarritz, Pays basque are in the area, in the south west of France. People call Biarritz is the capital of the French Pays basque. The town is to be the talk of some of my acquaintances that is the one of the goals of our summer vacation last year.
Buzz of the big city of course we like. But for a vacation for seven days in the Pays basque, towns, villages even call it that we choose as a place to sleep, Jatxou. Not far from the tourist town, city pepper, Espelette, we rented a villa.
Sure enough, for one week in the village, we pay more than the price we used to spend on vacation, with a ratio of a villa for the breadth and the same facilities. In fact, a small town that we choose it, really small! All around us there are only a few houses, and the rest were just farms. Population of about 1,000 people.
However, the view presented, is matchless! If it were so, the money comes out it seems to be meaningless compared to the natural beauty created by the Creator for His people free.
Actually Pays basque in this area is a lot I can tell, possibly endless. It will not be broken, because every city I visit it was worth, I share with the reader.
Pays basque are included in the two countries. Parts of France and Spain, special right? And this time I will start from the first part of their French. Bourjois city of Biarritz that I chose as the opening act.
From where we stayed for a vacation that is Jatxou towards Biarritz, green color dominates the eye. Green because, bushy trees, grass and mountains that seemed to be thick and lush vegetation.
Charmingly nian, it is implicit in the liver. Especially beautiful houses typical Pays basque, with windows of red, green and blue, make breathing teralur slow, want to enjoy slowly.
Approaching the town of Biarritz, natural paintings missing from the car window, began to see the changes. Great building magnificent and luxurious (if you ask me) began to replace natural green. And the beach with big waves that greeted cast.
When our car was smooth, now began stagnating in line for entry into the city of Biarritz. After getting the parking lot, got out of the basement where the car rested, strong winds that hit our bodies. The wind was cold because it comes from the sea and air temperatures cool. It was summer, but the temperature was over 25 degrees. For me, the usual in southern France, the temperature was to fall during the day.
This Biarritz, the city which he said smelled of money. Great beach, crowded with tourists from abroad. The perselancar, dark-bodied, sunburn, look stunning, are above board, slide, playing with the waves. While the visitors women, those who purposely dried skin, visible jet. The more black, the more it feels like they got it.
The city is unique for me. Because the luxury of solid buildings on land, diverse one. Near the coast, mixed up, from old heritage building luxury, like a fairy tale prince and princess looking for love. But also mingle with modern buildings.
One thing I cherish, a new building that stood near the beach can still be accepted by the liver. Because often a tourist area it serves its natural beauty, so damaged by the towering buildings without thinking in terms of aesthetic, making the eyes become distracted by a building that is just layered concrete and glass. Without thinking about in terms of the appearance of beauty.
The main beach ‘la grand plage de Biarritz’ that integrates with the city. Of course I saw it from afar like a postcard offered in stores, for visitors to share the pleasure they get during the holidays to his relatives, in a post.
The scenery is tight and dense colors, the sun protection umbrellas and beach towels visitors. Not far from the coast, lined up a couple of cafes and restaurants. About the price, was predictable, pretty expensive if you ask my financial measures. But it’s sipping a cup of black coffee, looking at the sea not berhujung, is a pleasure.
From the beach was the first seen is a large building. Once I approached apparently a casino. Where the people who love to compete luck. If lucky, exit the building, the bag will be thicker, if unlucky, wailing course.
Ahhh … What might be because the casino is what makes the city known as the city of Biarritz smell money?
For more details, I stepped into the tourist information place, accompanied by Kang Dada aka David and two children.
I also explained the purpose of his visit to show my press card. Finally a woman came out to see me in the black jacket to talk about a city I visited it.
It is greatly appreciated, as always, an employee at the tourist office, just give me the files, a special reporter in which all the information I can get.
Why is it called the city money? That’s the question that came out the first time because of had been tickling my throat.
“Actually, the term Biarritz City Money sounds a bit negative,” she said a woman who was in front of me.
Only thing that is influenced by several factors. Beginning in the 18th century, the city of Biarritz which has beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean’s waves selected by the medical community for the treatment of water.
How strange, therapy initially is for those who experience mental illness. Their body is submerged in water, in the hope hardness shock waves can make your mind and get back to normal. Unfortunately, not so well, that there are in fact many are drowned and lost their lives.
Then in 1800, the resort’s water treatment changed as a place for meditation for the body to relax. And eight years later, Napoleon I and his wife Joéphine coming to a beach resort town, to accompany their sister who undergo therapy, making them silent for a few months.
The love story of Napoleon III with the queen, María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina, Hispanics in Biarritz also made the city known as the ‘Queen of Beaches and Coastal King’. The couple during the period of 14 years often return to this city for a vacation.
Not only the King and Queen of France alone who chose this city as a vacation spot to make the body becomes relaxed, some kings and queens of other countries helped choose this city to spend their rest period. Nobility from foreign countries was tempted to try to pick luxurious amenities offered by the resort beach here.
Ancient times, there is no regulation of paid leave. Thus, only those who have a lot of money that can enjoy the holidays without a headache thinking about their salaries will be reduced due to not working. And in the town of Biarritz is mostly of the bourgeoisie who came to enjoy the Voyages resort at this beach for surfing, body fatigue off body care services or just sunbathe while enjoying cocktails.
“But why in this city and the surrounding area? Kan many other cities that also have a beautiful panoramic view of the beach and the sea complete with a lure?” I asked curiously.
Apparently, the temperature here is influencing tourist choice. Where’s the winter, the air is often never freezes. They call it soft air in the winter, because it did not make a shiver. “And in the summer, usually never too hot, not like in southern France,” said the woman.
Right you are! Because in my town that is Montpellier in southern France, during the summer, not playing, gahar really the king of the fire that burns our body feels. To the point, we were made to go out too lazy … so hot! The comparison is, in my town, so the subscription temperature of 40 degrees in the summer. In the town of Biarritz, he said, a temperature of 40 degrees was a record which occurred in 2003. Wow delicious …
Thus, according to the woman working in the field of tourism, why there is the term Biarritz town smelled money, more because of its history. Although it can not be avoided, this title is arguably true today. Because there are many among the upper classes who chose the city of Biarritz as a residence and a vacation.
In accordance with instructions from the tourism officials, we started exploring the city. Absolutely, Biarritz beach wide, used as a very good walk. Our first goal is to see when it’s virgin reefs, because the sea right in front of the museum where the two children we can not wait to visit it soon.
Reefs virgin! Primadona used as photo postcards. So famous, because this rock resembles a long hull, with a statue of Mary on it. Unique, because the rock is a hallway to access the dock. From the top of this rock, we can admire the Gulf of Biarritz, the two sides of the beach, from the Basque until Pyrenées.
Satisfied admire natural sculptures, we rushed to the marine museum. Pursuing the attractions that have our son impatiently awaited, which feed the pups. This museum, very interesting, especially for the tourists who come with their children. But they are not married are many who follow in line. No wonder so familiar, this museum, because it’s very interesting!
Museum was built in 1933 contains not only an aquarium, but also showcased the various types of water-related equipment from ancient times to the present complete with a caption. One room provides a pool where visitors can touch directly animals and marine animals. Watching how the officers, feeding sharks. Unfortunately, the show only three times a week and by then, we were not lucky.
But luckily there are interesting attractions that we can watch feeding the seals. While feeding the seals, animal attendant explained the background and habits of any seals there. Even some of the pups have been born and now the mother is also introduced to the audience. Of course this makes the kids who saw it was blown away. This attraction is only done twice a day, morning and afternoon. Unfortunately, the animation is in French only.
Since the meal had arrived, we were looking for food according to our guide. We found the old port area that was built in 1870. Formerly the port is used for the fishermen. There is even a small town (his term), where the fishermen can rest there. Now more of a touristy place, the beauty of this little place is still compelling.
The beach is located seems to be a gulf is very comfortable to wear as a place to relax. Some restaurants serving local specialties. Time that the four of us chose the sea dish. Grilled fish caught that morning, and my favorite grilled squid. Favors once and about the price, is in accordance with the quality of food and service are sympathetic.
After the abdomen was happy to have been filled with scrumptious dish, we decided to walk down the beach Biarritz. Her husband and two children when he met with the beach and ocean, forget yourself!
Beach towels soon spread and the three immediately engrossed in play sand and surf play. At that time I could not take them swimming, choose to enjoy his city alone. Moreover, according to, the instructions I’ve read, very fun city Biarritz enjoyed on foot. And of course, since I’ve been eyeing typical Basque sandals shoes (from the base of the canvas and rubber and jute embroidery) is also a local specialty cakes here are delicious once said.
So I drive around town alone. Wow … I am repeatedly amazed, instead of nothing. During my walk, the eyes are often confronted by the beautiful and luxurious building, typical of the nobility which is still the residence locals. Also hotels luksnya.
Boutique-the shop is not less interesting, just that I seek only one that Paregabia shoe store. Various models are offered, and the color is very alluring. The price, of which not too expensive to hundreds. I’m just after the classical model, which is commonly used for relaxing. Four pairs of shoes espadrille sandals I had bought, not for me all of course, but for both the husband and baby. I deliberately choose which color is striking,’ll look more chic!
The next goal is eyeing two pastry shop not to be missed by those that Maison Adam and Paries. At Maison Adam (makes me happy because his name was the same as my eldest son), several boxes of macarons I bought. There’s only one flavor, but guaranteed a meal immediately hooked!
I got surprised, because it’s spelled correctly as most people eat macarons Adam from Biarritz can be addictive! I also bought some chocolate in this cake shop, as a gift, because the wrapper lettering Adam. Of course I added the zest bought as gifts to relatives.
In the cake shop Paries, mouchous that I bought with a choice of various flavors of course. Mouchou is a cake like macarons but more soft and tender is not crisp like macarons like. And contains a mixture of almonds. Matter of taste, once again, I was hooked. Two original cake made my holiday gain two pounds in a week! Because, once hard to stop eating.
By late afternoon I was back to join my husband and my children. They’re still fun to joke with the Atlantic Ocean. I see, my son is giggling because of crashing waves, then dragged his feet that had been on the beach down to the sea. Fortunately, supervision Pays basque beach area is very tight!
Because only certain areas are allowed for visitors to swim. And that’s very limited. Once visitors are trying errant pass line has been determined, the supervisor immediately blew the whistle and told him to get back on track safely.
As for the perselancar, their freedom is very broad. We were lucky, as it was now the international surfing competitions. From the beach where we were, the eyes can be a satisfaction to see how surfers play in the waves with their boards. Magnifique! I do not deny, as long as we were in the Pays basque, almost every day, we always stop at the town of Biarritz, for not boring. The beach, the city, and of course for the cookies were delicious!
If I conclude, Biarritz for me is a beautiful city. Rich in culture and the flare by a variety of life events. The city was growing younger and more days are not boring. And Biarritz is the surfing capital of the French with a perfect wave that is heaven for fans of surfing.