Basque Country and Paris

Old Mar 25, 17, 12:49 am
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Basque Country and Paris

I have been planning a trip for my Parents and myself and hope my Brother can join us. So far we have booked our airfare. My Mother will stay in Paris for a week and then join us in Bayonne.

I found an AirBnB located 5 minutes from the Old Town for $85 a night+VRBO booking fee. It has 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living room along with a balcony on the 5th floor with an elevator and free car parking.

I found a rental car with Sixt for $1,00 dollars for 26 days. And also we will stay in Paris for 3 night 4 days found on Air BnB(2 bedrooms on Rue Vaugard(sp) close to Montparnass.

We will be in Bayonne during their annual festival in July. I booked my airfare on Air France from SFO-CDG and my parents will be flying from SJC-DFW-CDG and I will go with my Father to Orly and we fly on HOP to Biarritz.

The food sounds really good and I know we will have a great time touring Bayonne,Biaritz, St. Jean de Luz, Bilbao(Guggenheim Museum), Bordeaux, Toulouse and La Vigne(where the Airbus 380 is driven through the village at night), Guenrika, Pampalona and other towns. Any good cider houses, local restaurants to try that are not too pricey and are for locals in San Sebastian and Bayonne?

Any tips on our itinerary, I think it should be an interesting and fun summer vacation!!!

I already have Paris laid down with the days of when the museums are closed. Will plan to go to Rue Cler to assemble a picnic and enjoy the Eiffel Tower at night, go up to the Montparnass Tower for the view , see the Louvre and Musee D'Orsay, Bois Boulogne, Jardain Luxembourg and other nice places.

I have never been to the Basque country and my Father has been there years ago.

Thanks again for any tips you can offer.
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Old Mar 25, 17, 3:06 am
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You have to try pinxtos y cidre in old San Sebastien. Its like foodie bar hopping. San Sebastien also has some amazing high end restaurants if you want to have at least one fine dining experience.
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For an Sebastien - just walk downtown and find the first open bar. Try a Txakoli or Cider and a few food items off the bar - everything should be 1 euro. Then move to the next one, the next one and the next one. There are at least 20 to try. The best pinxtos is at the one hidden around the corner near the old church.

The Pinxtos bar scene is so great I never eat at a restaurant in San Sebastien - but if you do the high end restaurants include Arzak and Berasategui.

There is also a great restaurant in Getaria that serves fresh cuaght fish BBQ in the wall down near the dock.

Istagegi is a great cider house.
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Old Mar 25, 17, 3:06 pm
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2thanks for the tips regaarding the cider bars in San Sebastian.
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