days, livelier nights...
Besides being a resort, Biarritz is a fully-fledged urban
centre, with its different districts, its "in" places and
its ritual. From international festivals, Basque fiestas,
art exhibitions, trade fairs, surfing competitions and
golf tournaments, to shows, street theatre, forums...
there is always something going on in Biarritz.
sites to visit the grandest address in town has to be
Hotel Du Palais which was formerly the summer mansion
of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenia; guests have included
Queen Victoria, Frank Sinatra and Ernest Hemingway. The
Hotel du Palais overlooks Biarritz' main beaches and the
Atlantic beyond. Its luxury and ageless charm coupled with
the areas’ outstanding sports facilities make the Palais
an international Mecca for vacationers and sports
Photograph by Sarah Stanton