Enchanting Espelette, France, by da-AL

After a weekend of beautiful Barcelona, we drove towards French Basque country. We lunched in wonderful Huesca and overnighted in pretty Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

The sun shone and we were back on the road. What better way to relax than to stop in the enchanting Basque town of Espelette?

We sipped hot chocolate at a sidewalk cafe…

We shopped for edible gifts from a kindly shopkeeper, including the special not-too-hot red pepper power the city is known for…

da-AL and her honey shopping in Espelette, France

And we strolled, admiring the town’s typically red-accented white buildings…

Everything, everyone, the weather — it was all so charming, that I could easily have stayed for a nap…

…but we had more places to visit! We were headed further into phenomenal French Basque Country (Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, and Biarritz).

Then, back in Spain (after all, my upcoming novel is titled “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat”), we’d marvel at the food and seaside dogs of San Sebastián, Spain and breathtaking Bilbao

39 thoughts on “Enchanting Espelette, France, by da-AL

  1. aruna3 March 14, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Wonder sharing the experiences of your trip.i am enjoying with you by my soul.❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. neha98blog March 4, 2018 / 10:26 am

    The pictures so warming,lovely and the scenic beauty of France, mesmerized my heart.Hope you are good.Take care.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mydangblog March 3, 2018 / 7:04 am

    Wow–what a lovely place! I’ve never been to France but now I know where I’d go!

    Liked by 1 person

    • da-AL March 4, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      This was my 2nd time to France & have yet to not totally love it

      Liked by 1 person

  4. A Dude Abikes February 26, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I went to Spain after college but never to Barcelona… or France, or anywhere else in Europe. Maybe some day!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Caroline Haprov February 26, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    So nice to see. 🤗

    Liked by 2 people

    • da-AL February 27, 2018 / 5:12 pm

      so great to hear from you, Caroline! hope all is well with you & Mark ❤

      Like

  6. Comedy Plus February 26, 2018 / 6:45 am

    Sounds like the perfect day. You two look amazing.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

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