In Slovenia a word tramontana [tɾamɔnˈtáːna] is used for a strong northerly, often hurricane-force wind that blows from the Alps to the Venice bay over Trieste, Slovenian coast and Istria with gusts sometimes as high as 200 km/h (usually 80 km/h). Its promenade continues to an even closer surfing beach, Plage du Miramar, which is perfect for a stroll to the lighthouse or for watching the sun set over the ocean in front of the Hôtel du Palais. An explanation of the full algorithm to identify Mistral and Tramontane days can be found inObermann et al. It is caused by a weather system from the west following a depression on the Mediterranean. Tramontane (Edelmann,2015). The shopping mall at Les Docks de Biarritz is also well worth a visit on a cloudy day. [7][8][9][10][11], Traditions in various countries and regions. From WiFi and hot tubs to the less tangible 'unique characteristics', only 2% make the cut. Head further afield to one of the idyllic Basque villages inland such as Ainhoa or Sare where you can take a train up to the summit of La Rhune, an iconic mountain in the Pyrénées with some wonderful hiking trails and fabulous coastal views. T&Cs apply. Due to its strength, it can uproot trees and often damages boats by crashing them into the coast. She was at Oran, French Algeria, when the Allies invaded French North Africa in Operation Torch in November 1942. Walk up an elegant, curved wooden balustraded staircase beneath the high corniced ceilings of a characterful house before you step through your own front door. And with an average of over 15 years' experience in their area, our Destination Experts have the ultimate insider secrets. The nearest airport is Avignon-Provence Airport, 6 miles from 2 Chambres Tramontane et Alizé. Please select your arrival and departure dates on the calendar. On the Croatian Adriatic coast it is called tramontana (pronounced tramòntāna, [tramǒntaːna] in Dalmatia), with a number of local variations (termuntana, trmuntana, t(a)rmuntona and others). A pre-authorisation of €650 will be charged to the clients’ credit card one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection (this will also be used to cover any charges/excess not covered by the guests’ insurance policy). Additional single bed (90cm) available on request-    Bedroom 2 with twin beds (80cm each)-    Shower room-    Separate WCFacilities-    Wi-Fi-    Electric heating-    TV-    Hairdryer-    Washing machine-    Ironing facilities. There are surfing schools along the coast, many of which cater for beginners and children. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. Look out for the belle époque Hôtel du Palais which was built for Empress Eugenie and still retains a vestige of grandeur and old world charm.Once you have climbed the 200 steps of the lighthouse, the views of Biarritz and the never ending coast are really beautiful. Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. Tramontane s winery has the most amazing position; up on the rocky cliffs above the historic Catalan port, 15 miles from the Spanish border and over looking the blue expanse of the Mediterranean. It’s the central beach of Biarritz with shopping, cafés and restaurants nearby. It has a transitional nature (from 2 to 4 hours in Koper bay) and it often quickly turns to a bora. Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. It is strongest before sunrise, when it can reach speeds of 70 km/h (45 mph). Download our Biarritz travel guide >>. The word moved from Latin into French with the meanings "North Star" and also "the guide". All other durations on request only. In Italy its etymology is still very much debated, and varies from region to region: on the Sorrento coast, for instance, reputedly, the name derives from the village Tramonti, from where, to an observer on the shore, the wind appears to blow after gathering pace down a narrow valley and, at the time when Flavio Gioia – believed by some historians to have perfected the sailors' compass – lived there in the 14th century and named the Mediterranean winds, the tramontana made it easier for fishing vessels to take swiftly to the sea and readily start their fishing campaigns. (2016). The tramontane is created by the difference of pressure between the cold air of a high pressure system over the Atlantic Ocean or northwest Europe and a low pressure system over the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking, Guests need to be able to manage stairs to reach this apartment on the second floor (as there is no lift). Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. La Tramontane is a delightful surprise in a residential area of Biarritz, only a stroll away from the bustle of shops, restaurants and the town’s most famous beach, La Grande Plage. Full refund if you change your mind within 48hrs. Elegant Biarritz is on the Bay of Biscay in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of south-west of France, near the border with Spain and dates back to the mid-19th century when aristocracy built summer residences along this beautiful coast.La Tramontane is conveniently situated in a residential area near La Grande Plage, lighthouse and the centre of Biarritz and is very near shops and restaurants.La Grande Plage has striped beach tents, children’s beach clubs, great waves for riding the surf and plenty of fascinating people to observe. Reserve today and if for any reason you change your mind within 48 hours you'll get a 100% refund. With our own domains and our network of suppliers, we can bring you the very best from this unique and outstanding region. [5] It is similar to the mistral in its causes and effects, but it follows a different corridor; the tramontane accelerates as it passes between the Pyrenees and the Massif Central, while the mistral flows down the Rhone Valley between the Alps and the Massif Central. White walls, wooden floors and the American style kitchen provide a sense of light and calm, showcasing modern furnishings where the occasional bright cushion and rug has been carefully chosen to provide a splash of colour. It is very prevalent on the west coast of Italy and Northern Corsica. A walk away from the apartment is La Grande Plage with its striped tents, children’s beach clubs, great waves for riding the surf and plenty of fascinating people to observe. Tramontane (/trəˈmɒnteɪn/ trə-MON-tayn)[a] is a classical name for a northern wind. In his poem "Gastibelza", Victor Hugo has the main character say, "Le vent qui vient à travers la montagne me rendra fou..." (The wind coming over the mountain will drive me mad...). It is a northeasterly or northerly winter wind that blows from the Alps and Apennines (South of the Alps) to the Italian coast. Look out for the ice-rink, skate park and the ecological park Izadia just north of Biarritz in Anglet. You can easily unsubscribe at any time, and we will never share or sell your personal information. Guests can also relax in the garden or on the shared lounge area. [1], People of the American Civil War by state, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia,,, 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). Don't miss out! As well as nearby La Grande Plage, the 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes some fantastic beac... As well as nearby La Grande Plage, the 6km of coastline around Biarritz includes some fantastic beaches for families such as Plage Milady, central Port Vieux and Côte des Basques.

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