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!