Vibrant nightlife and exotic beaches in Biarritz
Situated in the Bay of Biscay on the south-western coast of France, Biarritz is a seaside location for foreign and local holidaymakers. The beautiful mansions, boutiques and attractive boulevards draw crowds to its shores every summer. Tour the museums, churches and galleries or unwind on the Grande Plage sand strip. Each year the city plays host to an international surfing event at the Côte des Basques; hire a board or book a lesson for an active day spent coasting the waves. Explore the city and wander through the streets; visit the 12th century St-Martin's Church and the Chapelle Imperiale, designed for Empress Eugenie. Look out for the iconic blue dome of the Russian Orthodox Church and enjoy a day at the Museum of Chocolate. At night take a walk along the promenade to find the best bars and restaurants and enjoy views from the Pointe Saint-Martin overlooking the bay.
Biarritz is a beautiful retreat for tourists and locals. Take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront area and watch yachts sail out of the marina. Browse the malls and boutiques of the city centre and sample traditional French cuisine in a brasserie overlooking the sea.
When To Go?
Biarritz has a temperate climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean; cool breezes in the summer and strong coastal currents in the winter create overall mild conditions. Rain is infrequent but can appear suddenly, so if travelling to Biarritz during November and December be sure to pack warm clothing. August is the hottest month of the year with highs of 25°C. Surfing events in July make this a popular tourist season.
How To Get There?
Biarritz is served by Biarritz - Anglet - Bayonne Airport (BIQ) located 5km (approximately 3 miles) from the city centre. Direct flights from the UK are available daily. Ryanair flights leave from London Stansted and Easyjet operate a seasonal flight from London Gatwick. Domestic destinations including Paris, Geneva and Nice can be reached by plane or rail. Passengers can take the shuttle bus into Biarritz or book a taxi from the desk inside the terminal.
The Museum of the Sea is a must-see attraction of Biarritz. Explore more than 20 aquariums and marvel over exotic marine life including sharks and seals. Travel to Biarritz for the sun, the beautiful coastline and the sophisticated culture. The city’s energetic nightlife will keep revellers up until dawn. Head down to the waterfront by the Grande Plage and sip on fruit cocktails in one of several stylish bars or roll the dice at the gaming tables of the Barriere and the Bellevue - two of the largest casinos in Biarritz.