One of the strangest/kinda nice things about France is that the sun sets at 10pm. Sometimes, this is really disorienting-- like when you think you have the whole evening ahead of you because the sun just set but not really. Sometimes this is a great thing-- like when you're traveling and you get a few extra hours of daylight to wander.
This is where Biarritz comes in. While I was in Bayonne, I realized that my "day" was longer so I took another bus even further south to Biarritz. Again, I knew almost nothing about this city. But when I got there it reminded me of Monaco with its glamorous buildings and beautiful ocean views.
Hydrangeas everywhere. Cute, colorful beach tents. Tons of people in the water even with an overcast sky. Macarons. Chocolate waffles.
I'll even admit that every food-related purchase that day was spent on dessert-related foods. Yup, it was a good day.