Visit Biarritz: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Biarritz

Basque Coast Beach
Where golden sands meet the dark blue Atlantic, this beach is overlooked by steep cliffs and chic resorts. The long stretch of coast has been beloved by European royalty since the 1800s, and nowadays it’s a premier spot for surfing and sunbathing. After a day in the waves, the little coastal bars are perfect for catching sunsets.
Fishing Port in Biarritz
Fishermen’s Port is a true icon of Biarritz. Nestled by a small cove in the Old Town, this 19th-century harbour is a lovely spot to ramble around. You can enjoy an al fresco seafood feast while gazing at the moored boats and “crampottes” – houses built into the rocks – that line the shore. If you’re lucky enough to be here for Bastille Day, it’s also prime fireworks-watching territory.
Petit Train de La Rhune
The Petit Train de La Rhune is a rickety, vintage mining train that chugs up the 823-metre summit of La Rhune. Hop on for the 35-minute ride up the steep mountainside, where wild Pottok ponies and red-head sheep roam. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Basque Country, the Atlantic Coast and the Pyrenees shimmering in the distance.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Beautiful stylish town, surrounding a magnificent beach, with excellent shopping, good restaurants and cafés. The 'Jewel in th Crown' of SW France. There is also a very good golf course.
Mature couple
France
April 13, 2017
6
Review score
It has beautiful views; however, the tremendous amount of steep hills & stairs throughout town make it almost impossible to explore on foot comfortably and next to impossible if you aren't 20 something.
Pamela
United States of America
April 21, 2017
10
Exceptional
Wonderful coastal paths for running. Small enough to wander around town easily. Friendly and safe. Great beaches and easy hire of surf gear.
Lorna
United Kingdom
April 16, 2017
6
Review score
Biarritz is a good place to stay and from there visit the more interesting cities in the area. Like Monte Carlo, modern, in excellent location, but a bit of boring!
Mauro
United Kingdom
April 19, 2017
10
Exceptional
Great city. Superb location and ambiance. Great spot to surf or just chill out for the week.
Alexandra
United Kingdom
April 12, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Biarritz

Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa

8.7 Excellent

Score from 737 reviews

$219

Average price per night
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Hôtel Le Café de Paris

8.8 Excellent

Score from 371 reviews

$190

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Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery by Sofitel

9 Wonderful

Score from 709 reviews

$186

Average price per night
  • “beautiful building”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Hotel de Silhouette

8.8 Excellent

Score from 611 reviews

$163

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Radisson Blu Hotel Biarritz

8.1 Very Good

Score from 699 reviews

$156

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Best Western Kemaris

8.2 Very Good

Score from 980 reviews

$78

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Hotel Saint Julien

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 604 reviews

$97

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Hôtel Florida

7 Good

Score from 1,285 reviews

$79

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Hotel Windsor Grande Plage

8.8 Excellent

Score from 930 reviews

$95

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  • “location was great”
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Recommended in Biarritz

My friend is the shopper and she loved wandering into all the shops...street after street oh them. I liked the market...great for picking stuff up for a picnic on the beach.

Seeing the opulence of the palace that Napoleon built for Josephine and learning about the British and their past and present with Biarritz.

Aside from the Galleried Lafayette, I can't recall any brand name stores. The charming streets are full of small boutiques.

A gospel show in EGLISE SAINTE EUGENIE, and the exhibition Master of Belgian Art in the Space Bellevue.

Biarritz is a very picturesque and clean resort. The cliffs and sea views are lovely.

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Why do you recommend Biarritz for food?

Beautiful beach but beware the treacherous ocean! Not for wimps!

Sea quite rough but lovely for sunbathing and relaxing

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