On arrival in Biarritz, we were able to park in an underground car park right in the centre. The town itself is not large and the main centre is higher than the beach level. After a very enjoyable freshly cooked meal in a takeaway / café we walked around the centre but the rain came down and did it pour!! Whilst looking for somewhere to eat, we first of all went into a large bar who did meals right at the confluence of two roads in the centre but the waiter was surly and told us to move to another area twice which was full. We eventually walked out and found the little gem just a little further down one of the streets. The staff here were friendly, helpful and the food delicious. I only wish we remembered the name of it. It was crowded but the waiter quickly found us a space. From the outside it looked like a takeaway with baguettes in the window but we could see tables and chairs further in.
We walked down to the beach and saw the surfers who were oblivious to the rain of course and got soaked waiting for the Dotto train. There were also road works with heavy traffic queueing which meant that the little train got later and later in the day and one trip evidently managed to get swallowed up as the starting times got put back. Once on the train, it gave us a good view of the seaside and town areas. Going past the aquarium we saw long queues as people wanted to get out of the rain, similarly the department store was full of people sheltering out of the rain. Sadly as it was a Sunday, the Asian museum was shut which is right in the centre and the chocolate museum was off the beaten track. We gave it a miss because of the attrocious weather. We had a cup of warming tea back in the town centre after the trip, bought some postcards and a guidebook and left. However, the time we spent in Biarritz was pleasant despite the weather and it would be nice to return on a better day.
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