Discover Biarritz: The top 10 must-see tourist activities

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Welcome to Biarritz, jewel of the French Basque coast. This seaside town is full of natural sites, exciting sports activities and a dynamic atmosphere. Whether you are a fan of surfing, relaxing on the beach or delicious Basque gastronomy, Biarritz has it all. We offer you a top 10 things to do during your visit to Biarritz.


Opening photo credit: Saiko3P / Adobe Stock

1 - Explore the beach of "la Grande Plage"

La Grande Plage is one of the most famous beaches in Biarritz. Enjoy the fine sand, ideal waves for surfing and the breathtaking view of the ocean. It is the perfect place to relax, sunbathe and mingle with the lively seaside atmosphere.

2 - Visit the Rocher de la Vierge

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Rocher de la Vierge is an emblematic site of Biarritz. Accessible by a footbridge, you can admire a breathtaking panoramic view of the Basque coast. Do not miss to discover the statue of the Virgin who watches over the city from this picturesque place.

We take you on a walk in Biarritz, to discover the magic of its coastline.


Photo credit: Yvann K / AdobeStock
Photo credit: Yvann K / AdobeStock

3 - Relax at the Halles de Biarritz

The Halles de Biarritz are a paradise for lovers of gastronomy. This covered market is full of fresh local produce, seafood, cheeses and Basque specialties. Enjoy a unique culinary experience by tasting tapas, pintxos (tapas) and local products in a friendly atmosphere.

4 - Admire the Biarritz Lighthouse

The Biarritz Lighthouse offers a breathtaking view of the Basque coast. Climb the steps to the top to enjoy a breathtaking panorama. The lighthouse is also surrounded by gardens suitable for relaxation and peaceful walks.

Photo credit: Saiko3p / AdobeStock
Photo credit: Saiko3p / AdobeStock

5 - Discover the City of the Ocean

The City of the Ocean is an exciting place for the whole family. It is a museum with an interactive museography, to learn about the ocean, the waves, the marine environment. Games, sensory experiences await you.

6 - Go surfing at the Côte des Basques

Biarritz is famous for its waves ideal for surfing, and the Côte des Basques is a popular spot for surfers from all over the world. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, take advantage of the surf schools and the optimal conditions to learn about this exciting sport.

Photo credit: Lesley Williamson
Photo credit: Lesley Williamson

7 - Visit the Asiatica Museum

If you are interested in Asian art, don't miss the Asiatica Museum. You will discover an impressive collection of arts and crafts from Asia, ranging from sculptures to textiles and ceramics. Explore the thematic exhibitions that will immerse you in the cultural richness of this region of the world.

8 - Stroll along the fishermen's port

A magnificent port that can already be admired from above, from the heights of Biarritz. Then go down to appreciate the authentic atmosphere, the song of the seagulls and observe the boats, wondering which one you would like to own!

Would you like to take a boat trip? Read our article on boat trips in the Basque Country


9 - Explore the Chocolate Museum

Chocolate lovers will be delighted to visit the Chocolate Museum in Biarritz. Learn about the history of chocolate, watch the manufacturing process, and delight in chocolate tastings. A gourmet and fun experience not to be missed!

10 - Enjoy water activities at Marbella beach

Marbella beach is the ideal place for lovers of nautical activities. Rent a paddleboard, try sea kayaking or go jet-skiing for an adrenaline rush. Enjoy the sun, crystal clear water and spectacular ocean views.

Biarritz is a dream destination for lovers of the beach, surfing, gastronomy and culture. Get ready to live unforgettable experiences and create lasting memories during your visit to Biarritz, on the wonderful French Basque coast.


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