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Biarritz - Tourism in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

A prestigious and elegant seaside resort on the Atlantic coast, made famous in the 19th century by the visit of Empress Eugenie, beautiful Biarritz has lost none of its charm over the years. A wild coastline, dotted with rocks shaped by the force of the waves; sumptuous buildings and villas in eclectic architectural styles, ranging from Art Nouveau to Neo-Basque through Art Deco and Baroque; and long, sandy beaches, ideal for relaxing or enjoying your favourite leisure activity...

Departing from Place Bellevue near the Grande Plage beach, discover the natural treasures that have made Biarritz's name, on a seaside stroll along the coastal paths overlooking the ocean. An ideal opportunity to feel reinvigorated and relaxed on a walk with your family or loved one, taking in a number of famous sites like the Basta Rock and the Rock of the Virgin. Amazing views guaranteed...

In Biarritz, you'll be spoilt for choice by day and night! Water sports such as surfing, bodyboarding, sea diving and swimming; land sports like tennis, golf, hiking, horse-riding and Basque pelota; beauty and well-being treatments at a thalassotherapy centre; shopping and eating out; casinos, bars and night clubs for night owls...

When it comes to culture, the resort offers a wide range of attractions, from the Museum of the Sea to the Chocolate Museum, through the History Museum and the Asiatica Oriental art museum. The unmissable Museum of the Sea, based in an Art Deco building, will take you on a journey to the depths of the sea, with over fifty aquariums including the must-see seal pool.

There are lots of events and festivities during the summer season: Scènes Estivales with free concerts, Nuit Féerique on 15 August with an amazing firework display, the Fête au Port and international surfing competitions, to name but a few!

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