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Biarritz

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques

Biarritz - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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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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Biarritz

Lighthouse destination forever marked by the passage of the Empress Eugenie and the great of this world, Biarritz has always been one of the most welcoming cities in France.

The will of Biarritz is to strongly support its development on its tourist attraction, thanks to its beaches, golf courses, thalassotherapy centers, its gastronomic tradition... and strengthen its economy, strongly oriented towards tourism, capitalizing on the diversity of its off-season activities and a dynamic cultural policy.

Things to see and do

Biarritz offers the walker an astonishing diversity of natural landscapes: from St. Martin advanced to the Basque coast, through the Great Beach, the coastline is an endless source of nooks and crannies to explore.

History gave Biarritz an incredible variety of buildings and buildings: the Orthodox church in the Byzantine chapel of the villa medieval art deco Casino City, the unique architectural heritage of Biarritz demonstrates what happened and lives in the present, especially since the establishment in 1997 of the protection zones (protection zone of the architectural, urban and landscape), which allowed the classification of 830 buildings and the implementation of many restoration.

Come and discover the Sea Museum, the Asiatica Museum, the Historical Museum, the Museum Planet Chocolate.

Not to mention the rugby! At the heart of the Southwest, Biarritz is on the land of rugby and invites you to live in his stage Aguiléra the matches of his club: Olympique Pays Basque Biarritz... Aupa BO for all lovers of rugby!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Unusual Guided Tour in a Segway in Biarritz
Entertainment54 € BiarritzBook
Surfing lessons and courses in Biarritz
Sports sensations45 € BiarritzBook
Biarritz Food Tour Gastronomique- Taste 10 Basque specialties
Local flavours70 € BiarritzBook
Private Photographic Walk in Biarritz
Local flavours80 € BiarritzBook
Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Biarritz with official tour guide
Culture and education237 € BiarritzBook
Full Day Private Tour Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz & Socoa
Culture and education272 € BiarritzBook
Day trip by boat from Biarritz
Entertainment159 € BiarritzBook
Biarritz : Visit Bayonne and Surroundings Private Tour
Culture and education602 € BiarritzBook
Private Guided Walking Tour of Biarritz
Culture and education380 € BiarritzBook

Places of interest

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Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
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Events and festivities

A Biarritz, music, dance, film, visual arts or any other form of cultural expression occupy a privileged place in the life of the city throughout the year.

Ateliers Créatifs au Plongeoir Rooftop
Exposition : "les 177" de Fernando Costa
Biarritz, l’Incontournable : Des Baleines aux Tontons Surfeurs
Soirée du 14 Juillet
English Guided Tour
Nouveauté : Biarritz au Coucher du Soleil
Marché de Créateurs à la Grande Plage
Pelote Basque à Cesta Punta - Summer League Gant d'Or Professionnel
Biarritz, la Festive : Les Années Folles et l'Art Déco
Courses au Trot

Photos

The city of Biarritz
The city of Biarritz
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Flight over Biarritz
Flight over Biarritz
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The Belza villa
The Belza villa
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The Atlantic coast
The Atlantic coast
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The fishermen's port
The fishermen's port
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The fishermen's port
The fishermen's port
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The rock of the Virgin
The rock of the Virgin
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The rock of the Virgin
The rock of the Virgin
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The Virgin
The Virgin
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The rock of the Virgin
The rock of the Virgin
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The rock of the Virgin
The rock of the Virgin
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The rock of the Virgin
The rock of the Virgin
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The rock of the Virgin
The rock of the Virgin
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The cathedral
The cathedral
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The port of fishermen
The port of fishermen
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The fishermen's port
The fishermen's port
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The fishermen's port
The fishermen's port
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Panorama (© JE)
Panorama (© JE)
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Walking on the arch, a very risky exercise (© JE)
Walking on the arch, a very risky exercise (© JE)
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Rocher de la Vierge (© JE)
Rocher de la Vierge (© JE)
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Pointe Saint-Martin lighthouse (76 m)
Pointe Saint-Martin lighthouse (76 m)
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Pointe Saint-Martin lighthouse - The lantern
Pointe Saint-Martin lighthouse - The lantern
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Old port (© Jean Espirat)
Old port (© Jean Espirat)
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The eye of Neptune? (© Jean Espirat)
The eye of Neptune? (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama (© Jean Espirat)
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Perforated rocks (© Jean Espirat)
Perforated rocks (© Jean Espirat)
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Rock of the Virgin (© Jean Espirat)
Rock of the Virgin (© Jean Espirat)
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White foam on blue waves (© Jean Espirat)
White foam on blue waves (© Jean Espirat)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Biarritz is also an excellent base for exploring the Basque Country. On foot, by car, 4x4, or Pottock, typical small Basque horse, many walks are possible to explore the hills, traditional villages, dances and, of course, gastronomy.

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