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
Great atmosphere for a stroll and planned exercise routes around the coast. Lovely beaches and vibrant young people. Good for watching the Surfers. Parking free if you can find a space around the hotel. We arrived too late to go to the chocolate museum!
Pat
United Kingdom
May 20, 2017
10
Exceptional
I'd simply live there. It's small but not too small. Cool but not that mainstream. Beautiful but not that crowded by tourists. Our favourite place - the bar at the top of Cotes Basque. Best restaurants around Halles St. And all places very easy to get to specially the beaches.
Fernando
Brazil
May 22, 2017
10
Exceptional
Biarritz is one of the most beautiful locations we have been to. We were totally unprepared for what we were greeted with when we arrived - quaint village, beautiful atmosphere, glorious food and delightful locals. And, to top this off a coastline to take our breath away.
Giovanni
Australia
May 27, 2017
10
Exceptional
Hotel was great,manager very helpful, secure parking. Great place for leisure and shopping
Paul
United Kingdom
May 29, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful beaches and a perfect base to visit the likes of San Sebastián, Spain.. Watching the sundowner and having breakfast by the beach is one of life's pleasures..
Maria
United Kingdom
May 28, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Biarritz

Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa

8.7 Excellent

Score from 738 reviews

$224

Average price per night
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  • “great pool area”
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Le Regina Biarritz Hotel & Spa MGallery by Sofitel

9 Wonderful

Score from 715 reviews

$208

Average price per night
  • “beautiful building”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Hôtel Le Café de Paris

8.8 Excellent

Score from 369 reviews

$230

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Hotel de Silhouette

8.8 Excellent

Score from 613 reviews

$144

Average price per night
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Hôtel Florida

7 Good

Score from 1,284 reviews

$78

Average price per night
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Hotel Saint Julien

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 592 reviews

$88

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Radisson Blu Hotel Biarritz

8.1 Very Good

Score from 696 reviews

$160

Average price per night
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Hotel Windsor Grande Plage

8.7 Excellent

Score from 954 reviews

$106

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Best Western Kemaris

8.2 Very Good

Score from 1,009 reviews

$86

Average price per night
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    45 related reviews
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  • “very clean”
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Recommended in Biarritz

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

Our best value meal was at the Bar du Jardin. Great atmosphere at all the restaurants near the market.

Interesting sights and places to visit. Nice shops and wonderful cafes and restaurants

Sea quite rough but lovely for sunbathing and relaxing

The Albert and langoustines!

Impressed, love to return

Because it can!!!

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