Here are a few sounds recorded on the Cote Basque last week.
The waves breaking on a long sandy beach, with a husky-voiced Frenchman of a certain age chatting to his friend on the sea wall:
Corks popping and cutlery clinking as people eat their lunch in the cafes in the square:
Church bells floating across the water, boats chugging past, and a bit of flirting on the quayside:
And the harbour in the middle of the night – tied-up boats making a strange ringing sound, and a fishing vessel bringing its catch into the small docks: