Month in France & Spain
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My wife, son and I are spending a month in the far south of France near Perpignan, close to the Spanish border. Barcelona is 2 hours away and we'll be spending several days there and lots of time in northern Spain as well. We'll be there from late May to late June.
I'm looking for recommendations for what to do/see in that area: food, art, specific beaches, towns, sights... anything really.
Also, how do I go about getting cell phone service in that area for a month?
you should go to Cadaques it's nice and you can visit Salvador Dalí house
The Girona province of Catalunya is really nice. In Barcelona you should visit the usual:
Passeig de Gracia street, Ramblas too
- you can buy a prepaid GSM card really cheap and charge it in tobacco shops, ATMs or kiosksernexbcn
Biarritz is well worth a trip
^ I was nearly pick pocketed on the subway, group of people sort of box you in when you're getting on the subway...
I was in Barcelona 10 years ago and have seen the major attractions, but will likely go to them again so my son can check em out. I'll watch my wallet, thanks.
Biarritz - We may go to the west coast, not sure. What's the draw?
Girona - Planning on going. What's to do there?
yup biarritz is ace, good in the summer, would rent a car and do the whole coast around there though, rather than just biarritz. check out anglet and hossegor for surfing, saint jean de luz is lovely, also check out bayonne (ham is a specialty)
- I second the rent a car idea. Especially if you can find some Chambres d'hôtes on the way where you can sleep in and eat,vsplus
- I'll already have a car, but have a free place near Perpignan, so that will be my base.arthur
Bilbao, Spain is a must see..
I've never been there but it might be worth it.
I was about to write Cadaques, but ernexbcn beat me to it. It is a fantastic place, probably the most picturesque of this part of the coast's villages. This is off-season, so only a plus. Dali, who lived there, not only had a demigod status, but also was bringing a lot of tourism. The story goes, he didn't allow to build large hotels there.
It is worth at least a full day stay. The rock formations there are quite unique, maybe you'll recognize them from Dali's paintings.
There is a restaurant on a cliffy cap nearby in Cap de Creus, I never got there in the end but only ever heard raves about both the location and the food.
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=… Cap de Creus
- Thanks! Will def spend some time there.arthur
If you go for just a month I recommend a visit
to any of these places.
Few places in the world have so many Michelin stars per m2
I'm not looking to spend much time, or any, in the Basque region. I have a great deal on an apartment outside Perpignan for a month, and will be using that as my home base, occasionally spending a few days in a different region, I'll have a car the whole time. So it is that part of France and the Catalonia region of Spain with Barcelona as my southern boundary.
Cadaques and Girona are great, and I'm looking for smaller, less-known gems as well.
Bump for the euro crowd.