Great beaches, surfing, sunshine, culture and nightlife are the hightlights of holidays in Biarritz. Set on on the Bay of Biscay, on south-west France's Atlantic coastline, Biarritz is a sophisticated seaside town and a favourite with families, couples and surfers. With an abundance of beaches, from the Grand Plage to the long surfer's beach alongside Boulevard du Prince de Galles and the small beach by the Esplanade du Port Vieux, where better to spend your days. Biarritz is a shopper's paradise, from the designer shops on Place Clemenceau to the surf wear shops by the Grand Plage. Take a stroll around the Port-Vieux or visit the Musee de la Mer aquarium or the tempting Musee de Chocalate.When the sun goes down, dine by the waterfront then end the night with a flutter in the casino or dance to the early hours in a nightspot. The lively town of Bayonne, with its 12th century Cathedral St Marie and Chateau-Vieux, San Sebastian, Bilbao and Pamplona are all just waiting to be discovered nearby. Biarritz also boasts a mild climate and a good choice of places to stay - so whether you're looking for a sunshine break with family or friends or a romantic getaway for two, a holiday in Biarritz will hit the spot!
Holidays in Biarritz are packed with things to see and do. Spend your days on one of the many beaches in and around the resort. Surfer's will be in heaven with the scale of the waves off the Bay of Biscay, especially along Boulevard du Prince de Galles. The BiarritzBidart International Training Centre is a mecca for golf fans, as are ten golf courses within a 15 mile radius. Biarritz hosts various surfing and golfing competitions throughout the season. Bike riding, rafting, sea kayaking and rugby are all available too. Enjoy some spa treatments at the impressive Thermes Marin. The children will adore the Musee de la Mer aquarium and a ride on the tourist train that circles the resort. St Martin's and the Russian Orthodox Churches, Chapelle Imperiale, Virgin on the Rock, Musee d'Art Oriental Asiatica and the Musee Historique de Biarritz are a must for culture enthusiasts.
Biarritz offers a lively nightlife scene. There are plenty of bars, clubs and pubs to enjoy, both in town and along the waterfront. Don't miss a night out at the La Copa nightclub. Try your luck and roll the dice at a casino.
You'll find many restaurants and cafes to choose from on a holiday in Biarritz. Bayonne ham, duck magret, foie and freshly caught fish and seafood are popular choices on local menus. Local wines, beers and spirits make the perfect accompaniement to your meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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