This ravishing seaside city has been a prime resort for the international VIPs since Napoléon III and Europe’s royals started to come here in the 19th century and built the elegant Belle Epoque hotels that characterise Biarritz today. Then, in the 1950s, the first surfers made the Basque city the most popular surfing spot of all Europe. Biarritz is a wonderful mix of smart and laid-back lifestyle, with surfers, celebrities, and party-goers alike all contributing to the city’s cosmopolitan atmosphere. And there is much to explore beyond Biarritz, from the sandy beaches at the foot of rocky cliffs to the typical Basque cities of Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Take a French language course in Biarritz with Cactus Language.
✅ Spend the night in smart bars and casinos
✅ Surf on the wild Atlantic waves
✅ Easily travel to the neighbouring Spanish Basque country and San Sebastian
✅ Only two hours from Bordeaux and Bilbao by train
✅ Biarritz is a top destination for surfing. Find out more about the best surfing destinations for beginners
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