Biarritz is a famous summer getaway in France. It is situated along Biscay Bay on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The climate of Biarritz is warm temperate with summers being warm and rainy at times. Book with confidence online knowing that you would get the best rate and deals in cheap hotels. Make reservations now to get cheap rates in Biarritz hotels.
Where To Stay
Enjoy cheap room rates and comfortable accommodation at Topotel Allee des Dunes Hotel which is situated in Ondres and features a cozy bar, lobby, terrace and car park. Find convenience during your stay at Best Western Le Grand Hotel because of its superb location in the town center and close proximity to the airport. The Escala Oceania Biarritz Hotel takes you close to all the action being situated right in the heart of the city and near the beach.
The first settlers of Biarritz were the Vikings who conquered Gascony around 840 and since then decided to stay in the city because it has great whaling spots. Biarritz gained popularity during mid-1800s when the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie, built a palace on the beach, which later on became a vacation respite by the royal families. The Casino Bellevue and Casino Municipal were established in the 1900s which attracted more tourists to the city.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Biarritz is flocked by surfers and golfers every month of July as it hosts to major sporting events: The Biarritz Surf Festival and the Biarritz Golf Cup. There are lots of beautiful beaches in Biarritz and on top of the list is the Grande Plage where one can find the Municipal Casino. Other popular beaches include the Plage Miramar, Plage du Port Vieux and surfer's paradise Plage de la Cote des Basques. The best place to get great views of the city and its surrounding is on top of Phare de Biarritz. Must-see museums include the Museum of the Sea, Museum of Asian Art and kiddie fave Biarritz Chocolate Museum.
Biarritz is a walkable city because most areas are well-pedestrianized including the town center. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes specially when going to hilly areas. The Chronoplus bus service covers Biarritz and the neighboring towns of Bayonne and Anglet. You can find most of the buses beside Hotel de Ville where it usually stops. Those who want to visit Paris can ride the TGV high-speed train. There are also trains going to Nice.