In the 1800s and 1900s, Biarritz was the playground of Europe’s royal families, with its Grande Plage dominated by the Hotel du Palais, built by Napoleon III. Today it’s fan-base is slightly more democratised, with surfers, golfers, partygoers, snowboarders and sailors all drawn to it’s unique combination of southern France chic, renowned ocean waves and eclectic nightlife.
Biarritz is Basque, but with a clear Parisian influence. It sits on the edge of the Atlantic, but at the foot of the Pyrenees. Its unique position means that there is a distinct Spanish influence running through it’s architecture and cuisine. Biarritz is a wonderful example of a region with a rich cultural heritage like no other.