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Visit Biarritz | TOP 10 things to do and see in 1, 2, 3 days

How to visit Biarritz in 1, 2, or 3 days? What to do in Biarritz? Where to eat and sleep during a weekend in Biarritz? Biarritz is one of the Basque country’s most famous seaside resorts on the Atlantic coast. The beach and its waves are not the only assets of Biarritz. In Biarritz’s historic center, you will also find a rich cultural heritage interesting to discover during a romantic or family weekend in the South West of France. So, here are some essential elements to prepare for your getaway, visit Biarritz and make the most of it.

  1. TOP 10 places to visit and things to do in Biarritz ?
  2. Where to stay in Biarritz ?
  3. Nice restaurants ?
  4. How to get to Biarritz by train or by car ??✈️
  5. What to visit around Biarritz and in the Basque country ?

1. TOP 10 places to visit and things to do in Biarritz

What to do and see during a weekend in Biarritz or just in 1 day? Here are our TOP 10 places and things to do to visit Biarritz:

  1. Sunbathe or walk along Miramar Beach in Biarritz
  2. Discover the Rocher de la Vierge and the symbolic statue of the city
  3. Visit the Biarritz Aquarium or the Sea Museum
  4. Taste local specialties at the Halles de Biarritz
  5. Discover the Old Port beach
  6. Visit the Sainte-Eugénie Church
  7. Have lunch or take a walk at the Fisherman’s Port
  8. Visit the Orthodox Church of Biarritz: Saint-Alexandre Church
  9. Go to the Old Lighthouse of Biarritz
  10. Take a trip to the Biarritz market

Guided walking tour. What could be better than discovering Biarritz with a local guide? Two hours to learn more about the city’s history, visit the famous buildings of Biarritz, their architecture and their secrets, and discover the most beautiful views of Biarritz: guided walking tour.

Neighborhoods of Biarritz. Biarritz’s most touristic district is between the Biarritz Aquarium, the Old Port, the Halles, the Sainte-Eugénie Church, and the Miramar beach. These places are landmarks in the city center of Biarritz.

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2. Hotels and apartments where to stay to visit Biarritz

In summer, accommodation prices in Biarritz increase a lot, and the choice is more limited if you book at the last moment. On the other hand, outside the summer, the rates are lower. Spring and autumn are excellent seasons for a weekend in Biarritz.

Here are some of the best hotels and apartments to stay in during a weekend in Biarritz (or more).

For a romantic stay in Biarritz:

  • Located in a charming 19th-century residence, the Hotel Edouard VII is a perfect place to stay in Biarritz. This residence once hosted Napoleon III, so why not you? A beautiful place to spend an unforgettable romantic weekend in Biarritz! Some rooms have their own little terrace!
  • 350 meters from the beach, the Best Western Kemaris is located in a building with typical Basque country architecture and offers rooms with queen-size beds perfect for visiting Biarritz for a couple.

For a stay in Biarritz with family or friends:

  • Apartment on the beach: ideal for discovering Biarritz and enjoying the waves! A modern decoration, an equipped kitchen, a bright living room.
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3. Restaurants where to eat in Biarritz

Here are some of the best restaurants to eat at during a weekend in Biarritz. Click on the address to display the position of Google Maps.

El Callejon (5 Rue Monhaut): perfect restaurant to enjoy Basque and Spanish dishes! Just a stone’s throw from the main beach of Biarritz!

La Belloteka (8 Rue du Ctre): an excellent restaurant for lovers of delicious Galician dishes and meat grilled over a charcoal fire!

L’Entre Deux (5 Av. du Maréchal Foch): a perfect place to have lunch of dinner in Biarritz! Refined dishes (meat and seafood), welcoming staff, and pleasant surroundings to have a good time with your partner or family. Prices are above average, but worth it.

4. How to get to Biarritz by train or by car?

From Bayonne. It’s the easiest! Biarritz is just 10km from Bayonne. Visiting Biarritz from Bayonne is easily accessible by car or train (20 min by TER).

How to visit Biarritz from Paris? There are several flights a day between Paris and Biarritz. The flight lasts only 1h15, so it is relatively fast. On the other hand, the journey is more than 6 hours by car.

How to visit Biarritz from Bordeaux? 2h30 to go to Biarritz from Bordeaux by car. There are toll and non-toll roads, so several routes are possible.

How to visit Biarritz from Toulouse? Between 3h and 3h30 to go to Biarritz from Toulouse. There are toll and non-toll roads, so several routes are possible. More info on Toulouse in this article: Visit Toulouse.

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5. What to visit around Biarritz and in the Basque country?

If you visit Biarritz by car for a weekend or more, you can include other exciting places in the Basque country in your itinerary. For instance:

  • The port of Saint Jean de Luz (23km from Biarritz)
  • Bayonne (10km from Biarritz): more information in the article Visiting Bayonne
  • The village of Espelette (27km from Biarritz)
  • The medieval town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (60km from Biarritz)
  • Cambo-les-Bains and its thermal baths (23km from Biarritz)

It is possible to visit Biarritz in 1 day, but also to spend a weekend there without getting bored! It is a pleasant destination to discover throughout the year. On the other hand, prices are higher in summer than in winter. If you don’t come here specifically to swim, spring or fall are excellent times to visit Biarritz. The temperatures are pleasant, and the accommodation prices are lower: perfect!

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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