They all used to come here – from Napoleon III to Frank Sinatra. Biarritz used to be the Monte Carlo of the Atlantic coast. The glamour has faded, but thanks to windsurfing and other water sports, the city has rejuvenated. It is now the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend break, complete with some of the best food around.
There is no need to rush in Biarritz. The city is fairly small, and you can easily see everything there is to see even during a short visit. One thing worth setting aside time for is the morning market in Les Halles. Try the city’s own mamia, fresh curd sheep’s milk.
||Approx. 27 300
||Euro, € 1 = 100 cents
Fire brigade: 18
||Basque Country is available from the visitor information bureau
||Shops in Biarritz are usually open 09.00 - 12.30. After a long lunch break, they stay open 15.00 - 19.30.
||Square Ixelles 1
+33 559 223 710