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Biarritz
Travel Guide

Biarritz featuring a beach

Biarritz combines the architectural charm of a 1900s seaside town, the energy of abundant Atlantic waves and colourful arts and crafts.

Surfers flock to Biarritz's four miles of beaches looking to catch the wave that will give them a thrilling ride. You'll certainly be equally thrilled watching from afar as young people dance on the ocean waves.

Biarritz is a city that is full of energy, which comes as much from the sporting passion of surfing as from Basque pelota and rugby. Also remarkable is the energy put into promoting Basque natural and craft heritage.

After a day relaxing on the Grande Plage (unless you prefer the quieter Miramar Beach, surrounded by steep rock faces), make time to look at the Villa Eugénie and other superb seafront residences. Their exuberant architecture is just like the city, heavily influenced by the Napoleonic era, but livened up by 1920s art deco flourishes.

Here too the blend of styles is as interesting as it is pleasing; it's also the wholly distinctive identity of Biarritz that you'll find along these avenues, where no fewer than 230 listed villas try to outdo each other with their quaint but so typical beauty.

Fishing enthusiasts, families with children and walkers will certainly visit Marion lake, then Mouriscot lake, a 110-hectare protected natural area, part of which is open to the public.

Fancy a quick shopping break? In Biarritz, you can shop till you drop: natural Mauléon fabric espadrilles, linen tablecloths and napkins in the colours of the seven Basque provinces, artisan-made knives (ideal for cutting yourself a slice of Espelette pepper salami). All authentic souvenirs of a busy holiday!

Situated in the heart of the western Pyrenees, Biarritz has an airport and can be reached by TGV or TER train. It can also be reached via the A63 and A64 motorways. Count on Expedia to take care of every aspect of your trip: transport, accommodation and car rental. Hurry, the Basque Country awaits with open arms!

Where to stay in Biarritz

Hotel le Windsor Grande Plage Biarritz
Hotel le Windsor Grande Plage Biarritz
4 out of 5
11 avenue Edouard VII, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is £145 per night from 16 Jun to 16 Jun
Located in Biarritz City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Casino Barriere and Biarritz Aquarium. Cote des Basques and Biarritz Lighthouse ...
4.4/5Excellent! (447 reviews)
Excellent hotel
"Excellent stay- Location-Service I will book it again"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Hotel le Windsor Grande Plage Biarritz
Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
5 out of 5
1 Avenue de l'Impératrice, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
The price is £427 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Located in Biarritz, this beachfront palace is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Biarritz City Hall and Casino Barriere. Biarritz Lighthouse ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)
"We stayed during the last week before the hotel closed for major renovation and everything had a distinct end of term feel about it. Dinner and bar snack menus were very restricted compared to previous visits and they even managed to run out of my favourite drink. never mind, it will be interesting ..."

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

Hôtel du Palais Biarritz, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa
Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa
5 out of 5
13 Rue Louison Bobet, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques
Free cancellation
The price is £209 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Located in Biarritz, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Miramar Beach, Biarritz Lighthouse and Biarritz Golf Club. Biarritz ...
4.2/5Excellent! (240 reviews)
"Unbelievable property with a view to die for! We had an ocean view room which was really special. My only critique is that the hotel is a little dated. I understand it is hard to have it look new when it is an older property and I think every attempt was made to have it look fresh and clean which ..."

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa Sea & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartamentos Rurales Mendialdea
Apartamentos Rurales Mendialdea
3.5 out of 5
Carretera N-121-B, km 59,100, Baztan, Navarra
The price is £96 per night from 25 Jun to 25 Jun
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 16 miles (25 km) of Cuevas de Zuggaramurdi, EderBidea and Señorío de Bértiz Natural Park. Grotte ...
Apartamentos Rurales Mendialdea
Apartamento Rural Martienea
Apartamento Rural Martienea
3.5 out of 5
Calle Lapizteguia, 20, Zugarramurdi, Navarra
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cuevas de Zuggaramurdi and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Grotte de Sare. Le Musée du Gâteau ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Apartamento ideal
"Apartamento completo en el primer piso de una casa, amplio, confortable y decorado con mucho gusto! Tiene todo lo que puedas necesitar, incluso en la cocina. Además, el lugar es muy bonito. Desde el primer momento la atención fue excelente y con mucha disposición a ayudar en lo que sea. Además, muy ..."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Apartamento Rural Martienea
Apartment Type Suite in Rural Setting
Apartment Type Suite in Rural Setting
Mendialdea Apartaments, N-121-B km 59 Valle de Baztan, Baztan, Navarre
Situated in Baztan, this apartment building is within 16 miles (25 km) of Cuevas de Zuggaramurdi, EderBidea and Señorío de Bértiz Natural Park. Grotte de Sare ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Apartamento bonito y tranquilo
"Estancia muy agradable y tranquila en un entorno muy bonito"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2020

Apartment Type Suite in Rural Setting
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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