A place of elegance

Jan 29th, 2016 | By | Category: International

Biarritz on two nights in January. Well, not really, though it would be a very inviting escape from the greyness of an Irish midland winter. Last night, there was coverage of the derby match between the rugby clubs of Biarritz and the neighbouring city of Bayonne; tonight the television drama Mr Selfridge opened with shots of the unmistakable seafront, reviving reflections of times when Biarritz was one of the most fashionable places in Europe.

Biarritz has seemed always one of those places that was more about a state of mind than about …