The town of Biarritz has been a favourite location for relaxation and holidays since the 19th century. Its dramatic cliffs and authentic Basque identity quickly made this former whaling port a popular destination. Napoleon and the Empress Eugenie were particularly fond of the town, drawing other prestigious visitors. Biarritz became known as the "beach of kings", with its waters playing host to royal fleets and high-end regattas.
Popular with the Jet Set and always buzzing, Biarritz offers a plenty to do year-round. Surfing, gold, rugby, thalassotherapy, shows (over 100 each year), festivals, conferences.... Biarritz never sleeps. The Gare du Midi, the old imperial railway station, now hosts concerts and operas. The Cité de l’Océan offers over 3500 sq. m of different learning spaces focused on the ocean, including educational games and interactive exhibits, including the unique Virtual Surf exhibit. The Casino, the Centre de Congrès Bellevue and the Halle Iraty host trade shows, exhibitions, and prestigious receptions.
Biarritz is also a luxurious and festive destination, with its designer boutiques, bars and clubs... and an eco-friendly one, where respect for nature and the ocean and nature are a way of life. You can do anything!