This seaside resort, one of the most beloved one on the Atlantic coast, is rather easy to get to.
Highways A63 and A64 connect Biarritz to the Spanish border (25 km), Bilbao (160 km), Bordeaux (187 km), Toulouse (350 km), Nantes (512 km), or even Montpellier (534 km). Seven paying parking lots (owned by the Vinci company) and free lots (Jai Alai d’Aguiléra, Floquet, Hippodrome de Fleurs, Gare SNCF, Atabal, Phare de Biarritz, Lac Marion, Plage Marbella and Milady, Club Hippique) allow you to park your car in the city.
The city has a TGV and TER train station that gives you access to Pau in 1 hour, Bordeaux in 2, Paris in 5 and a half, and the major Spanish cities. You can call on the auto-train service that offers you the chance to travel “with” your vehicle as additional baggage. Once at the station, you can take a bus from the Chronoplus line (lines 12 and A1).
To book tickets or check the departure times, please visit the SNCF website.
The Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport is located only 3 km from Biarritz.
It makes connections to other major French and European cities.
By taking the Chronoplus bus, you’ll easily reach the city center. Once you’ve arrived at the airport, you can also get a rental car or call a taxi.
Getting around town
The city is medium-sized, meaning that you can get to the different touristic sites by foot. Free shuttles are made available during the summer season by the Chronoplus company. Once you have visited Biarritz, you can discover the other lovely cities that are found nearby, thanks to many buses operated by various companies: St-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye with the compagnie ATCRB, Anglet or Bayonne with the Chronoplus company, Saint-Sebastian with the Pesa company, the Gugenheim de Bilba with the Basque Bondissant company, etc.
-The obvious answer is "during the summer".First, it is a seaside resort, so you can enjoy the beautiful summer weather to bask on the city’s beaches during the day. In July, you can also attend the Big Festival that takes place every year. .
If you prefer August, you can experience the famous Bayonne Celebrations (6 km from Biarritz)Internationally known, this event unites thousands of people dressed in red and white, as per tradition. Finally, pay good attention to the schedule, since large surfing or bodysurfing also take place during the summer.
- You can opt for the beginning of fall or spring to visit the seaside resort while there are not as many visitors. Furthermore, the weather is still very nice!
Tourist Office : http://tourisme.biarritz.fr/en
Emergency Number: 112
Fire: dial 18
Ambulance (medical emergency): dial 15
Police: dial 17
Missing children: dial 116
The Rock of the Blessed Virgin:
The Villa Eugénie:
The Hotel d’Angleterre:
The Historical Museum of Biarritz:
The Sea Museum and Aquarium:
The Chocolate Museum:
The prices listed are in reference to a double room that may rise depending on the time period and the number of people.
- Between 50€ and 100€: You can stay in a 2 or 3 star hotel in the city, decorated in a modern or traditional style. Please note that you will also find comfy B&Bs and apartment-hotel for more freedom.
- Between 100€ and 150€: You can enjoy the privileged location and quality services in a chic 3 or 4 star establishment.
- Between 150€ and 200€: Get ready for the most beautiful hotels in Biarritz. You will be overwhelmed by those 4 and 5 star hotels.
Restaurants :- Less than 5€
(Maison Adam, 27 place Clémenceau,
49 rue Gambetta,
4-6 place Louis XIV)
(Maison Pariès, 1 place Bellevue)
(Regaliz, 8 rue du Port Vieux)
(Laurent Boulangerie, 142 avenue du Président Kennedy)
Le Cab, 62 rue Gambetta)
(Le Player’s, 2 rue Garderes)
(Beach Garden, 31 boulevard du Général de Gaulle)
(La Goulue, 3 rue Etienne Ardouin)
(Pim’pi, 14 avenue Verdun)
(Le Crabe Tambour, 49 rue d’Espagne)
For something to drink
(Bar à Jean, 5 rue des Halles)
(Sky Garden, 25 boulevard du Général de Gaulle)
To visit Biarritz, Bayonne, and Anglet, don’t hesitate to take a guided tour in a panoramic bus so that you don’t miss the most beautiful views in this little corner of paradise. The Bab-Tour company charges 12€ per person.
Going out or finding a place in the sun:
If you want to lie in the sun, you can choose between the following places: