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Travel Guide of Biarritz in France by Influencers

Biarritz is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the French Basque Country in southwestern France. It is located 35 kilometres from the border with Spain.

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What you will see and do in Biarritz:

  ⛰️ Cliff     🏖️ Ocean     🏖️ Beach     🏖️ Surfing     🌲 Forest     🏊 Swimming pool  

Travel Tips for visiting Biarritz

A seaside resort on the Basque coast, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Biarritz came out of the shadows in the 1800s when the crowned heads went there for a holiday to take the waters, as your tourist guide tells us. Biarritz was a favorite summer destination for Empress Eugénie (wife of Napoleon III), who transformed a sleepy fishing village into a fashionable beach town. To entertain her court, the queen built a grand palace, which is now a luxury hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant. In addition to this exquisite villa by the sea, the names of the streets in Biarritz hint at the city's royal past: Avenue l'Impératrice, Avenue Reine Victoria and Esplanade Elizabeth II. Since then, the sportsmen have taken over. Surfing enthusiasts come to seek the powerful wave on the beach of Marbella, a windy spot that has made Biarritz the European capital of surfing.

Biarritz's focus is the City Casino, on the Grande-Plage. The loveliest places to stroll around are the streets between here and the square Port du Vieux. Right next to Yacht-Vieux Beach, the most sheltered and intimate of the beaches, a stone boat juts out into the sea, ending with an iron catwalk anchoring Rocher de la Vierge, an offshore rock decorated with a white statue of the Virgin, which became the trademark of Biarritz. Just below is the picturesque harbor of Port des Pecheurs, backed by tamarisks and pink and blue hydrangeas. Beyond is the Grande Plage, an immaculate stretch of sand that stretches past the casino, all the way to the lighthouse on Pointe St-Martin.

Le Port Vieux beach is the best choice for families with children. This small, sheltered beach is located at the rocky inlet of Vieux Port (Old Port) near the city center. Because the beaches are located in a protected cove, the waves are gentle and the waters are safer in Grande Plage and Plage du Miramar in particular. The waters are generally calm and provide the best conditions for swimming. Côte des Basques is the most popular surfing beach in Biarritz. Strong waves provide ideal conditions for surfing and many competitions are held here. Next to the Côte des Basques, Plage de Marbella is a favorite among surfers and bodyboarders because of its powerful waves. The beautiful sandy beach is also a good choice for nature lovers.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Biarritz

In Biarritz, you should go to Grande Plage - one of the biggest beaches of Biarritz, Le Musée de la mer - marine museum, Phare de Biarritz - Iconic of the town, Rocher de la Vierge is one of Biarrtiz's most remarkable sites, perched on a narrow steep rock in the ocean or Côte des Basques - the most popular surfing beach in Biarritz.

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