We're thinking of doing a tour by train to this area at the beginning of July. We would fly into Bordeaux and get the train to Pau. Thought that from here we would take the train or bus for a day trip to Oloron St. Marie and a day trip to Lourdes. How many nights do you suggest we stay in Pau - looks like a lovely small city?
Get the train from Pau to St. Jean de Lux, it says on the SNCF web site that we would either change trains at Dax or Bayonne. Would Bayonne be worth a nights stay do you think - we're not really big city people but as we might need to connect there it is an option?
Would a week at Saint Jean de Luz be too much - we thought we'd do a couple of trips from here, say St. Jean de Pied Port and maybe somewhere on the Spanish side?
We would travel back to Bordeaux by train for return - maybe a stop on the way back somewhere interesting. We've done the Dordogne area so we'd be looking for somewhere new.
So many questions - we spent three nights in San Sebastian last June and really liked the Basque area and the local cuisine.
We love to walk, not the huge hiking variety but a good 12 kilometres is fine, love trying local foods and people watching and really getting the feel of a place.
Would love some input and answers to my questions.
Any suggestions and answers gratefully accepted.