Biarritz, a multifaceted city


The most prestigious seaside resort on the Atlantic coast since the 19th century , under the influence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie , Biarritz is a very popular destination for a stay of relaxation, discovery and sporting activities.

The Grande Plage in Biarritz

Let yourself be guided to the heart of the history of this cultural crossroads, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and at the foot of the Pyrenees , a few steps from the Spanish border.

Biarritz | unmissable sites

  • Villa Eugénie or Hôtel du Palais,
  • The Art Deco style casino located on the edge of the Grande Plage ,
  • The Orthodox Church with its blue-painted dome (testimony of visits by the Russian aristocracy),
  • The Imperial Chapel built in 1864 for Empress Eugénie and classified as a historic monument,
  • The old port , a vestige of the history of whaling.

Villa Belza in Biarritz

Since the 1950s , the powerful waves of the Atlantic coast have made it one of the European and world surfing centers.
Biarritz and its famous beaches: Miramar beach, Grande Plage , Port Vieux , Côte des Basques (cradle of surfing), Marbella beach and Milady beach.

Biarritz | a privileged site

  • For ocean lovers: the Museum of the Sea , the City of the Ocean , the Rock of the Virgin , the lighthouse , the beaches, the shows, etc.
  • Natural sites favoring the practice of sporting activities: surfing , hiking , white water sports , Basque pelota , rugby , etc.
  • An internationally recognized cultural calendar: dance festival , audiovisual festival , Basque festivals , concerts , etc.

The fishermen's port of Biarritz

To see around Biarritz

  • Bayonne : Capital of the Basque country, city very culturally rich: chocolate, Basque museum, pelotari, Bayonne festivals.
  • Saint Jean de Luz : Fishing village with its very picturesque little port. Famous for its macaroons and its typical church where the marriage of Louis XIV with the Infanta Marie Thérèse of Austria took place in 1660.
  • Hendaye : Its Antoine d'Abbadie castle and its large beach so famous during the sea festival.
  • Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port : Stopover village on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
  • Cambo-les-Bains : Its thermal cures.
  • And all the small typical Basque villages nearby: Ainhoa , Espelette , Itxassou , etc…

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