Photographer's Note

Hendaye is the most south-westerly town and commune in France, lying in the Pyrnes-Atlantiques department and located in the traditional province Lapurdi (Labourd) of the French Basque Country. The town is a popular seaside tourist resort by the Atlantic coast, the "Cte Basque"

The Jumeaux rocks have become somewhat emblematic to Hendaye. These two high rock stacks, which have been carved out of the cliffs by wave action, are visible from the beach.



Les Deux Jumeaux de Hendaye (Pays basque).

L'rosion naturelle a dtach la corniche laissant derrire elle deux normes rochers identiques, les Jumeaux hendayais. L'rosion continue son travail et on constate que la corniche s'effrite, pour laisser place dans quelques annes un trio, les trois jumeaux (appels aussi parfois les trumeaux ).

Selon la lgende, Roland, le preux chevalier de Charlemagne, lana un rocher depuis le mont "Peas de Aia" pour dtruire la ville de Bayonne, mais il drapa et le rocher tomba l' eau en se cassant en deux.

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