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Travel North of Barcelona into southern France

Does anyone have any suggestions regarding traveling north of Barcelona along Costa Brava and into southern France toward San Sebastian? We are a family of four and would appreciate any input about where to stay and what to see.

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Janie, we rented an apartment from www.friendlyrentals.com, they have a wide selection of apartments in all the different neighbourhood of Barcelona. We had excellent services from them no hassle, we would use them again. We stayed in El Raval, althought it was well located,and the appartment was great it was very noisy, i would not stay there again. The public transport in Barcelona is good use the subway.
In Barcelona we did some of Gaudi sights, sagrada familia, la pedrara and parc Güell we like them all. We went to the Picasso museum, we really liked it, we went to the beach one afternoon it was a good break from sightseeing, the beach is very close. You have to take a walk on Las Ramblas, stop at La Boqueria wich is an outside market, you will find all kinds of good fresh food there, and lots of seafood too. We went to the Montjuic fountain at night that was a lot of fun. We took a day trip to Monserrat and did one of the hike, that was a very good day trip! If your teenagers like soccer/football you could take them to a FC Barcelona game depending on the time of your trip, no games during the summer months, starts again in late august. We enjoyed Barcelona very much and we want to go back one day! Have a good trip!

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You have to take a walk on Las Ramblas, stop at La Boqueria which is an outside market, you will find all kinds of good fresh food there, and lots of seafood too.

I agree. Also take the city tour bus and see the sights. And make sure you visit the beach area where the cruise ships take off from. Rent a bike and ride the lakefront. We cruised out of Barcelona last May. Spent a couple of days there and had fun. The nightlife is full of kids on scooters though. So be careful where you walk. We also found pretty cheap rooms right off Las Ramblas. Which means it's pretty loud at night where most don't start their suppers until 9 PM. By all means eat at the local side street restaurants. The best deals are there.