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Biarritz, the popular surfing destination
Biarritz is a popular surfing destination in the south of France. It is located in the Basque country famous for its preserved traditions and culture. Biarritz is filled with plenty of old-fashioned luxury. Enjoy its long beaches, waves and mild weather. Discover the lighthouse, the Russian Orthodox Church with its glorious blue dome, the famous promenade, the Casino Barriere with a fine art deco ceiling, the peaceful square Place Sainte-Eugenie, the Museum of the Sea and the fishermen’s Port built by Emperor Napoleon.
Have a walk in the morning and stroll along the Grande Plage and feel the atmosphere of the town. This is a perfect way to start off any day. On the way, you can have a go trying your luck in the waterfront casino. After winning some euros, you can continue to the Rocher de la Vierge.
If you like surfing or want to discover this water sport, the numerous surfing schools, will help you enjoy this fantastic activities in one of the best spots in France. If you prefer a more smooth way to end your day, head to one of the excellent thalasso therapy centres which are found along the coastline of Biarritz.
There are numerous restaurants in Biarritz. Do know that there are two factors, the sea and the proximity to the Basque country, which influence the restaurants in Biarritz. The cuisine from the Basque country is one of the best in France. You can eat from one of the terraces to enjoy the sun set over the ocean.
You will be delighted to find a number of small shops in Biarritz. From specialist cheese shops, grocers to chocolate, confectionery and cake shops, you won’t be lacking in choice.
Biarritz Tourist Office
1, square d’Ixelles, 64200 Biarritz
Tel: +33 (0)5 59 22 37 10
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Biarritz
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Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Biarritz can be found.