Biarritz

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This stylish French coastal city is famous for its blend of laid-back beaches, surfing culture, elegant architecture and excellent dining scene.

Attractions range from surfing beaches and historic architecture to award-winning restaurants and museums in the city of Biarritz on France’s Basque coast. Biarritz began as a fishing village in the 1100s. By the 20th century it had become a playground for European royalty and Hollywood stars. Today, Biarritz welcomes a mix of families, surfers, architecture lovers and gourmets.

Biarritz’s stunning 3.7-mile (6-kilometer) coastline spreads around the Bay of Biscay. Relax at waterfront cafés and learn to surf at Côte des Basques, the unofficial birthplace of surfing in France. Discover other surf spots, and historical landmarks such as the lavish Hôtel du Palais, at Grand Plage. Escape the crowds at Marbella Beach or watch your kids play in the calm water at Plage du Port Vieux.

Find major attractions while you wander the streets of the Port Vieux, Biarritz’s old harbor. Check out the traditional cottages of the centuries-old fishing area, Port des Pêcheurs. Spot a wealth of marine life and learn about the city’s whaling history at the Musée de la Mer. After your visit to the museum, cross the nearby footbridge to the Rocher de la Vierge to see a statue of the Virgin and Child and spectacular sunsets.

Enjoy Biarritz’s coastal walks. Just 25 minutes on foot from the Port Vieux is the Phare de Biarritz. Climb to the viewing deck of this lighthouse for unrivaled views of France’s Basque coastline.

Biarritz is known for its superb food scene. The city has several Michelin-starred restaurants but also offers more casual food experiences. Browse the stalls of Les Halles market for fresh fruits, vegetables and cheese. Sample handcrafted goodies on a tour of the Planète Musée du Chocolat.

Other museums in Biarritz include the Asiatica Musée d’Art Oriental and the Musée Historique de Biarritz.

Reach Biarritz by flying to Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport, which is a 10-minute drive from the city center. Get around Biarritz on foot or with the free shuttle bus. Whether you visit for a weekend break or summer vacation, it’s easy to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in Biarritz.

Where to stay in Biarritz

Résidence Vacances Bleues Le Grand Large
Résidence Vacances Bleues Le Grand Large
3 out of 5
1 Rue Dalbarade, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, 64200
The price is €115 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Biarritz. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (471 reviews)
"Apartment very well situated with a nice view of the sea. But a higher floor would have been better as building opposite blocked the view somewhat. Very pleasant lady on reception. But the apartment itself very tired looking. However the lady at reception said they would be refurbishing the building ..."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Résidence Vacances Bleues Le Grand Large
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
4 out of 5
1 Carrefour Helianthe, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, 64200
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €143 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Biarritz. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (598 reviews)
"Great room size"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz
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, 64200
The price is €198 per night from 3 Jun to 4 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Biarritz. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (251 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.
Résidence Eugénie
Résidence Eugénie
4 out of 5
54-56 Rue de Madrid, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, 64200
The price is €112 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this 4-star beach residence in Biarritz. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (275 reviews)
Great value, top location
"Excellent location, great value for what’s offered. Basic but meets expectations. Very very friendly and accommodating staff."

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Résidence Eugénie
Résidence Vacances Bleues Le Grand Large
Résidence Vacances Bleues Le Grand Large
3 out of 5
1 Rue Dalbarade, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, 64200
The price is €115 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly residence in Biarritz. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a free area shuttle. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (471 reviews)
"Apartment very well situated with a nice view of the sea. But a higher floor would have been better as building opposite blocked the view somewhat. Very pleasant lady on reception. But the apartment itself very tired looking. However the lady at reception said they would be refurbishing the building ..."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Résidence Vacances Bleues Le Grand Large
Pierre & Vacances Résidence premium Haguna
Pierre & Vacances Résidence premium Haguna
3 out of 5
17 Avenue de la Reine Victoria, Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, 64200
Stay at this 3-star residence in Biarritz. Enjoy free WiFi, a sauna and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (353 reviews)
Perfect for a surfcation
"Amazing location, staff is very welcoming, the appartment is very clean and well furnished / equiped Just next to the main beach, very convenient"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2022

Pierre & Vacances Résidence premium Haguna
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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