Sitting in the southwest of France close to the border with Spain, compare holidays to Biarritz and look forward to spending some time on the country’s lovely Basque coast. This elegant coastal destination grew in popularity in the 19th century when European royals started to stay in town. Discover its regal appeal with holidays to Biarritz from Manchester.
A fascinating town that has something of a split personality, you can choose what suits you best with holidays to Biarritz. On one hand it’s a glamorous seaside resort, while on the other it’s a mecca for surfers with some of the best waves in Europe.
Biarritz is recognised as the birthplace of European surfing. A surfboard was first used off the town in 1957 and the culture has grown to become one of the most popular places to ride the waves anywhere in Europe.
There are some lovely beaches that are perfect for basing yourself on before and after a surf. La Grande Plage is the largest and is great if you like your sandy stretches to be nice and lively. If you’re all about the waves then head to the Plage de la Côte des Basques off the Boulevard du Prince de Galles. You won’t find much sand there at high tide, but go at low tide and it’s ideal. Its annual summer competition is one of Europe’s premier events.
If you love the sea and believe in its healing qualities, head to a thalassotherapy centre like Thermes Marins where you can bathe in pools containing warm sea water before enjoying a steam and sauna. If your idea of relaxing is perfecting your gold swing, play a round at the stunning Chiberta golf course, or take in the Biarritz Cup if you’re in town during July.
See Asian art at the Asiatica Museum, gorge on sweet treats at the Museum of Chocolate, or live it up at the Barrière or Bellevue casino by La Grande Plage with holidays to Biarritz from Manchester Airport.