We are touring through the Dordogne and Lot areas of France and continuing onto Basque country. I was going to have us staying in San Sebastian on the weekend of September 22-24 but was astounded to find that all recommended places to stay were already booked and also astounded at the prices! Is that the weekend of the film festival? I've been mulling over this problem and began to wonder if we really even need to go to San Sebastian. We generally do not enjoy large cities but the thought of being right there and not going to San Sebastian would be almost sacrilegious, wouldn't it? I also wondered how sane it is on weekends. Just recently visited an iconic city famous for its cicchetti and fun little bars. Unfortunately, on the weekend we were there it was filled with various drunken celebrations. The proprietors all said it was like this on most weekends. Is San Sebastian like that?
Are there other towns that would provide for a good base and that would allow us to drop into San Sebastian for a day's outing.
I should mention that we are a retired couple and still pretty spry. We love good food, pleasant walks and meeting the local population.
Thank you for your help with this.