Things to see and do - Biarritz
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Biarritz Travel guide
Biarritz : Michelin's recommendations
The society resort of Biarritz is full of princely villas, casinos and Art Deco buildings, examples of the glittering architecture that attests to its exalted past. But this former whaling town isn’t stuck in the past, as you can see from the urban constructions by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the often daring contemporary buildings, the intense cultural life here, where dance enjoys the lion’s share, and its sports activities, especially surfers defying the waves and rugby men from the Biarritz Olympique club.
Tourist attractions Biarritz : Things to see and do
1 avenue de la Plage - la Milady F - 64200 Biarritz
The Cité de l'Océan building was designed by the American Steven Holl to resemble a large wave between the sky and the earth. A visit here, which can be combined with a trip to the Biarritz Musée de la Mer (Sea Museum) - Aquarium, puts the visitor in..
espl. Esplanade du Rocher-de-la-Vierge F - 64200 Biarritz
The aim of this museum, opened in 1935, was to meet not only criteria of functionality but also the esthetic refinement prized by the town's wealthy clientele. Hence the subtle and fresh interior decoration of mosaics, frescoes, fountain etc. Its pur..
espl. du Rocher-de-la-Vierge F - 64200 Biarritz
It was Napoleon III's idea to hollow out this stone, which is surround by reef. He also had it joined to the cliff by means of a wooden bridge. Today, it is linked to the coast by a metal footbridge made at the Eiffel workshops. It is inaccessible in..
10 avenue Edouard VII F - 64200 BIARRITZ
In the town centre, and just a short distance from the beach, the four star Mercure Biarritz Centre Plaza is an exceptional hotel in one of the loveliest coastal resorts on the French Atlantic coast. You will be enthralled by its art Deco charm and i..
18, Rue Gambetta F - 64200 Biarritz
Prix Prices from : 94 €
Located in Biarritz town centre, Hotel Anjou is a 5-minute walk from the beach. It offers guest rooms featuring cable TV and some with a balcony. There is free Wi-Fi throughout. A continental breakfast is served every morning in the dining room. Th..
1, Rue Gambetta F - 64200 Biarritz
Prix Prices from : 150 €
The Palacito is located in central Biarritz, 200 metres from the beach. It offers free Wi-Fi access and air-conditioned guest rooms with a private bathroom and satellite TV in each. Lunch is available and guests can enjoy a cocktail or a glass of ch..
18 r. de la Bergerie F - 64200 Biarritz
As its name suggests, L'Atelier is a cookery workshop created by a young and passionate chef who confidently concocts original recipes without fuss. His creations are as interesting as they are tasty. In short, everything conspires to make your visit..
5 av. Mar. -Foch F - 64200 Biarritz
Agreeable contemporary bistro ambience (banquettes, bright tones, informal service) and modern dishes that are generous and tasty.
12 r. Louis-Barthou F - 64200 Biarritz
Exposed stonework and azulejos lend an Iberian feel to this little place with its tightly packed tables. In the kitchen, the chef prepares tasty market-based food with Basque influences. Remember to book, as it is almost always full - and the terrace..
32 av. Beau-Soleil F - 64200 Biarritz
An elegant yet simple decor serves as a backdrop to the fine cuisine created by the husband and wife team in this restaurant. Madame Rosier was the first female winner of the "Meilleure Ouvrière de France" award.
5 r. d'Alsace F - 64200 Biarritz
L'Impertinent does not bow to convention: the chef - of German origin - gives free rein to his creativity. The lovely, fresh ingredients are cooked to perfection and seasoned with a dash of originality. The results are surprising and delicious. Clear..
1 av. de l'Impératrice F - 64200 Biarritz
Walk in the footsteps of Empress Eugénie, to whom Biarritz owes so much. This restaurant is in the heart of her former palace in intimate and elegant salons. Sample cuisine that is refined and not in the least set in its ways: hints of Asian influenc..
5 pl. Bellevue F - 64200 Biarritz