Biarritz, known as the surfing capital of France, is a stunning city located above sea level and facing the ocean. It offers a panoramic view of the littoral of Aquitaine.
Looking to the south, the Basque Coast unfolds its rocky coves to Spain, while the northern view showing a stretch of sandy beaches to Anglet, marking the beginning of the Landes.
Biarritz is a beautiful city to explore on foot along the boardwalk that crosses the steep coast from the Lighthouse, via the Grande Plage, the Port Vieux and the Rocher de la Vierge.
This town really took off as a glamorous seaside resort in the mid 19th Century and spent the Belle Epoque and Art Deco eras being lavished with attention and architecture.
Architecture in Biarritz is of a mixture of styles, with very different constructions.
Many attractions are to be discovered in Biarritz, such as the Rocher de la Vierge, the Lighthouse, the Musée de la Mer Aquarium, the Cité de l'Océan Museum, the Port des pêcheurs, the Port Vieux beach ou the famous Municipal Casino ...with its Art Deco atmosphere and its panoramic ocean view.