Famous for its food and wine. Most of the food, fruits & vegetables available locally.
French Public Holidays
On public holidays (14/5, 25/5, 14/7, 15/8) you will find shops, museums and banks are often closed, so make sure you have enough local currency to tide you over.
General travel advice
The Foreign Office offers general travel advice and country specific advice. Please check their website www.fco.gov.uk for useful information. Their Know Before You Go section has important information.
French School holidays
Please note that summer school holidays in France run from 4/7/15 to 31/8/15. Resorts can be particularly busy during this period with more crowds and some queuing at the lifts. If you can avoid these period, not only you will avoid the crowds but you will also pay less for your holiday.
Accommodation in the Pyrenees
Residence Eugenie (Apartments) - Walking distance to Biarritz & 300m to beach
Saint Jean de Luz
Domaine Iratzia (Apartments) - Onsite children's activities & 400m to beach
Les Alberes Villas (Apartments) - 5 minutes to beach
Cami Real (Apartments) - Indoor pool & sauna
France is, very much like the UK, an environmentally aware country. Recycling is widespread (an amazing 17 Billion carrier bags are issued in the UK each year so do bring some with you as you won’t find these issued in French supermarkets)