They all used to come here, from Napoleon III to Frank Sinatra – Biarritz used to be the Monte Carlo of the Atlantic coast but with the time, the glamour faded. Thanks to windsurfing and other water sports, however, the city has rejuvenated. It now is the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend break, completed by some of the best food around.
And there is no need to rush: the city is fairly small and you can easily see everything around, even during a short visit. One thing worth to set aside time for is the morning market in Les Halles: try the city’s own mamia, fresh curd sheep’s milk.
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||European Emergency Number: 112
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Basque Country is available from the visitor information bureau.
||Shops in Biarritz are usually open from 9am to 12.30am. After a long lunch break, they stay open from 3pm to 7:30pm.
||Square Ixelles 1
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