Seafood Heaven: The French Basque Country – Notre beau Pays Basque: Au royaume de la mer

Je me fais parfois le plaisir de passer par le pays Basque, histoire de varier les plaisirs. Quelques langoustines au marché de St Jean de Luz, des crevettes fraiches et des St Jacques. Un peu de beurre, ail persil et le tour est joué :0)

The French Basque Country is located at the extreme South West of France right before the Spanish border. It is a two hour drive to Biarritz and then picturesque Saint Jean de Luz. I will take you there when you come visit! The area looks a lot like Northern California with the hills and the ocean. The seafood, of course, is exceptional…

I went to the wharf, got a few shrimps, langoustines and scallops. I cooked everything in butter, put a little parsley and garlic in the pan… THIS is my French Heaven :0)IMG_0204 _SnapseedIMG_6745 _SnapseedIMG_6832 _SnapseedIMG_1516 _SnapseedIMG_7206 _SnapseedIMG_6951 _SnapseedIMG_6739 _SnapseedP1010034 _SnapseedIMG_8992 _Snapseed

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  1. komponglife says:

    Hello Stéphane ! un petit coucou de Nantes, je n’ai pas résisté à m’inviter sur cet page, mon pays basque me manque tellement !!!! (je suis née à Bayonne….) 😉

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Ma tante à une maison à Guéthary. J’adore ta région!! 😉

  2. Oh how timely – we are going down to San Sebastian for a few nights next week, after we leave you!! I am super excited to be coming to your chateau!! 😀

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I cannot wait!!

  3. WhiteTrinity says:

    Gorgeous photos! I crave for France again…I would love to visit Biarritz; Closest I have gotten to it was Lourdes… Must make an effort to visit. Mrs. J

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You would absolutely love it!

  4. melanietoulouse says:

    I love France and I do agree… j’y serai next month for a week… 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Have a good time!! 🙂

  5. hollykaann says:

    Oh the sea, it calls to me. Love it!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh Holly, you would just love this place! 🙂

  6. I have been all over France, but shamefully never to the French Basque region. Thank you for the photo essay

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are most welcome. You should go sometime 🙂

  7. ampc says:

    Of course, I love. But I had to tell you: the photograph of the boat has such a magical component to it.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! The light was quite good at that moment…

  8. These are such lovely pictures!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you!! 🙂

  9. Luffy Moogan says:

    Now you’ve got me craving for a drive to the sea, Stephane! Those fish and langoustine look super fresh and delicious..

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Have you visited the Basque area yet? Truly worth the drive!! 😉 Loved your chicken Tikka post by the way!!

      1. Luffy Moogan says:

        I have- it’s stunningly beautiful. I love that the mountains come right down to the sea. 🙂

  10. Christa says:

    Absolutely beautiful images! 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Christa! The pictures don’t do the place justice though. It’s even better in real life 🙂

  11. Looking at the architecture it almost looks like a dutch town.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      When you come, I have got to take you there! The landscape is absolutely amazing and the food even better. It truly is heaven for a photographer

  12. Great shooting, Stephane. A bientôt!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I cannot wait! Are you getting excited?

      1. I’m thinking of stopping in St. Emillion to spend the night as I make the drive to your chateau. Any recommendations on where to stay, eat and see? Maybe you can drop a note to my email address and we can “chat it up” there. Merci b.

        1. My French Heaven says:

          You could, but St Emilion is almost walking distance from the house…

  13. juliabarrett says:

    Yum. Yum. Yum.

    1. My French Heaven says:


  14. Cynthia says:

    Wow! I don’t know what else to say. 😉

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh Cynthia, you would love it there! It is such a special place…

  15. jalal michael sabbagh. says:

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Jalal! I hope I get to take you there someday! 🙂

  16. Beautiful pictures as always!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are so kind. Thank you! I must say I am jealous of your beautiful preserves! 🙂

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