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Interesting facts about Biarritz

Situated in Southern France by the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is an ideal holiday destination for sports enthusiasts, sun worshippers and culture buffs alike. There are plenty of activities to enjoy and numerous opportunities for some blissful relaxation. With its high-class reputation and associations with splendour, find out the best ways to enjoy the city with this Finnair travel guide to Biarritz.

Sights in Biarritz

Biarritz is known as the surf capital of Europe, but in addition to exceptional waves, the city also boasts no less than ten golf courses in spectacular settings. The endless white beaches and mild climate also make it a top destination for a relaxing vacation by the sea. The Museum of the Sea lets you take a closer look at the underwater world and it’s often a popular spot for families. Climb the lighthouse for terrific coastal vistas.

Biarritz has a glamorous history as the holiday spot of choice for European royalty and other members of the high society, and one can still sense the remnants of the city’s golden age in its architecture. The charm of the old world is perhaps at its strongest at the Hotel du Palais. This former summer palace of Napoléon III and Empress Eugénie turned luxury hotel once hosted stars like Coco Chanel, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway. The Russian Orthodox Sainte Eugenie Church is another interesting piece of architecture. Art lovers should check out the Museum of Asian Art.

Biarritz is also a great destination if you’re in need of some well-deserved pampering. There are several thalassotherapy (“sea healing”) spas in the area that will make all stress and worries evaporate with mineral-rich seawater. As the melting pot of French, Spanish and Basque culture, food is at the core of the city’s lifestyle, which means you’ll be spoiled with choice when it comes to dinner selections.

Things to See and Do Near Biarritz

  • Lourdes – Located less than a two-hour drive from Biarritz, this is a top destination for anyone with an interest in religious history. A popular pilgrimage site, it is best known for the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary in a cave.
  • Pyrénées National Park – A must for nature lovers, this wildlife-rich national park sits on the border between France and Spain. The mountains offer an array of seasonal activities, including wildlife watching, mountain climbing, hiking, and skiing.
  • San Sebastián – Just across the Spanish border, the city beach is scenic and the historic town is fascinating. Major attractions include Miramar Palace, the views from atop Monte Igueldo, and the Wind Comb sculpture (El Peine del Viento).
  • Pamplona – Famous for the annual San Fermín festival, this Spanish town has a number of interesting landmarks for people who enjoy city explorations.

Shopping in Biarritz

Biarritz’s shopping scene is chic, elegant, and trendy. There are many opportunities for window shopping as well as making glamorous purchases, and you’ll also find local specialities from the Basque region.

  • Avenue Edouard VII – Perhaps the most upmarket street in Biarritz, several famous fashion designers have stores here, including Hermès and Natacha.
  • Place Clémenceau – There are many luxury fashion boutiques and high-end items available in this classy and exclusive area. You’ll also find the sophisticated Galeries Lafayette shopping centre here.
  • Rue Gambetta – This is one of the most elegant streets in the city, and the shops lining the street are filled with stylish items.
  • Les Halles – Visit the local market for the finest delicatessen meats, fresh fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, and freshly baked bread. Organic goods are plentiful.

Food and Drink

  • Piment d’Espelette – While not a dish, but an ingredient or condiment, this locally grown pepper is so important to local cuisine that it couldn’t really be left off any list of Basque food. Grown close to Biarritz, the pepper is mildly spicy.
  • Gâteau Basque – This traditional layer cake is made from wheat flour and a creamy filling made from either vanilla or almond. The cake often contains cherries too.
  • Monkfish – Fresh monkfish caught in the surrounding waters is a local delicacy, usually served with potatoes and other types of seafood.

Transport in Biarritz

Various pedestrianised zones and good public transport links make exploring Biarritz and the surrounding Basque region uncomplicated.

  • By foot – The centre of Biarritz is easy to walk around, with most places of interest—including the beach, city centre, and shopping hotspots—within close proximity of each other. Some areas can be rather hilly, though, so be prepared for some fairly steep streets.
  • Buses – Public buses run through Biarritz and to surrounding areas. Tickets can be paid for on the bus, and they are valid for an hour, allowing for bus changes. Multi-journey tickets can be obtained from kiosks and newsagents in select city locations. They include a 24-hour pass, a 10-journey ticket and a week’s pass. Regular buses also connect the centre of Biarritz with the airport.
  • Taxis – Taxis are the most expensive way of travelling around Biarritz, although they are useful for travelling at night after the buses have stopped. Do note that taxis add a surcharge for nighttime journeys.

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