The facts

Woman's Era - - Short Story -

Biar­ritz is five hours from Paris by the su­per-fast TGV train. It is also con­nected by air. Air France con­nects Paris with the ma­jor In­dian met­ros.

Deluxe, stan­dard, and bud­get ho­tels, with tar­iffs rang­ing from Euro 50 to 400, means there’s a room for every­one.

While a ve­hi­cle is use­ful for see­ing the town’s sur­round­ing coun­try, most lo­cal at­trac­tions are walk­ing dis­tance from one an­other.

A vast cui­sine choice also in­cludes In­dian and veg­e­tar­ian food. A meal for two at a stan­dard eatery costs Euro 20-35.

cre­ated the ‘Golf du Phare’ – one of Europe’s old­est and largest cour­ses. Ex­actly a hun­dred years later saw the open­ing of the ll­biar­ritz-bidart In­ter­na­tional Train­ing Centre, Europe’s only such com­plex.

Watch­ing over the town and the sea be­yond is the light­house – the be­gin­ning of the Basque coast, and the spot for tak­ing pho­tos and hav­ing a cof­fee. From its base, one gets a stun­ning view of the sea (and Spain in the dis­tance) on the right, and the town on the left.

Over the blue of the ocean in Biar­ritz, the Basque coun­try flies its colours. Red - like the dancers’ berets or pi­men­tos from Espelette. White – like the houses cling­ing to the hill­sides, or the im­mac­u­late out­fits of the pelotari. Green – like the val­ley where the black-headed sheep graze. They tell of the Basques whose very lan­guage is such a mys­tery, and of a land whose ori­gins are lost in the mists of time.

Through the year, pa­rades and fes­ti­vals an­i­mate the town. The Fetes Mu­si­cales see a good line-up. Le Temps d’aimer is de­voted to dance. And the three main congress cen­tres – the Mu­nic­i­pal Casino, the Belle­vue Centre and the Palais des Fes­ti­vals-gare du Midi – tes­tify to a strong busi­ness pres­ence. We

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