Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Biarritz

They all used to come here, from Coco Chanel and Ernst Hemingway to Frank Sinatra and the royals – Biarritz used to be the Monte Carlo of the Atlantic coast. But with time, the glamour faded. Thanks to windsurfing and other water sports, however, the charming city has rejuvenated. It is now the perfect destination for a relaxing weekend break, and there is no need to rush: the city is fairly small and you can easily see everything even on a short visit.

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Hôtel du Palais

Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III, created Hôtel du Palais at the end of the 19th century and it still towers over the northern end of Grand Plage. A visit is well worth the time, in fact, it is essentially a must see – the interiors and the atmosphere are reminiscent of a bygone era. Renovation works will be happening until summer 2020, but the exterior of the building will still be perfectly observable.
Adresse: Avenue de l’Impératrice, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 416 400

Plateau de l’Atalaye

The views of the Atlantic waves crashing over the cliffs below are dramatic. This is where the whale watchers would have been on the lookout, at a small building called cloche d'Alarme. A statue of the Virgin Mary, raised in 1865, perches on one of the cliffs that can be reached via a bridge. Nearby is also the quaint Place Sainte-Eugénie and the old fishing port Port des Pêcheurs. Talk a casual walk around and do not forget to pass the park Esplanade de la vierge or the local aquarium close by.
Adresse: Place Sainte-Eugénie, Biarritz

Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian orthodox church of Alexander Nevsky may seem a bit out of place, but just before the Russian revolution in 1917, many aristocrats arrived here and bought that piece of land, where they built up the church.
Adresse: Avenue de L’Imperatrice, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 241 674
Åpningstider: Daily 3:30pm-6:30pm. Closed during services

Biarritz Aquarium

The Musée de la Mer, the aquarium of Biarritz, is a great place to take your family for an impressive marine display. The diverse sea life is portrayed in an elegant and entertaining manner. Eagle rays measuring 90cm in width share their tank with about 30 sharks, barracudas and many more, including seals.
Adresse: Esplanade du Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 227 540
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 9.30am-7pm

City of the Ocean

The museum Cité de l’Océan can answer questions like: where does the water in the oceans come from? Did Atlantis really exist? Would we be here if the Ocean never existed? More than one of your senses will be engaged in the fun journey toward learning about the depths of the ocean. 3D animations and interactive devices will guide you along your way.
Adresse: Avenue de la Plage, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 227 540
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 10am-7pm

Basque Coast

It is hard to say what is the coast's biggest attraction, the great surfing spots or the amazing views. Whichever is your cup of tea, do not miss this excellent waterside area.
Adresse: Cote des Basques, Biarritz

Virgin on the Rock

Some might say that this is just a rock, but there is a reason to why the Virgin on the Rock has a star in the Michelin Guide travel section. It was Napoleon III's idea to place The Virgin Mary statue in this beautiful location which is surrounded by many other great lookout points.
Adresse: Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz

Biarritz Lighthouse

The lighthouse of Biarritz, le Phare de Biarritz, is another location where you can enjoy views of Biarritz. Climb the small hill and, if you dare, take a look into the lighthouse on top. Also, take a look around and experience that great atmosphere.
Adresse: Pointe St Martin, Biarritz


No matter if this is your first time on a surf board or if you're already a pro, Lagoondy Surfschool can offer you valuable tips on how to get started and on how to improve your technique.
Adresse: Boulevard du Prince de Galles , Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 246 286
Åpningstider: Daily 8:30am-8pm

Saint Martin Church

Saint Martin Church was the first church built in Biarritz in the 1100s. Come in and enjoy the serenity.
Adresse: Rue Saint-Martin, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 230 836

Biarritz Casino

The casino is located just at the sea front so it allows for some amazing views onto the ocean; it does not only offer a good time but you can also come here and relax in their heated sea-water pool with an ocean view.
Adresse: Avenue Edouard VII, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 227 777
Åpningstider: Daily 9am-3am

Campervan for Surfers

If surfing is the main (or only) reason you are visiting Biarritz, then this might be the perfect solution for you: renting a surftripper. The campervans give you the freedom to explore different beaches on your own terms and to find the perfect wave.
Adresse: Moliets et Maa, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 673 177 884

Port des Peuchers

This small fishing port is a quiet and romantic place to rest on a busy day. The area is perfect for hiking and gives you a great view in the evening. A number of small restaurants and cafés will await you with local delights, and why not enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset.
Adresse: Port des Peuchers, Biarritz

Biarritz Sports Nature

Get some fresh air and enjoy the Basque landscape.The Takamaka team at Sports Nature equips you with everything you need for an exciting day out: bikes, surfboards or kajaks can be borrowed and you can even book a canyoning or sky diving trip! The experienced team helps you with hiking maps and advice for day routes.
Adresse: Avenue de la Marne, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 241 184
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 9am-12pm. 2pm-6pm. Fri 9am-6pm. Sat 9am-12pm. 2am-6pm

Chez Albert

Locals love to frequent bistro Chez Albert in the old fishing port. This seafood restaurant serves portions of oysters, clams and crabs large enough to fill up anyone. From the outdoor patio, you get a nice view of the harbour.
Adresse: 51 Bis all Port des Pêcheur , Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 244 384
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 12:15pm-2pm, 7:30pm-10pm

Le Pim'pi

Le Pim'pi offers a well-selected menu and the traditional French dishes are homemade without exception. The variety of local wines is impressive and the service staff is warm and friendly.
Adresse: 14 Avenue de Verdun, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 241 262
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 12pm-2pm, 7:30pm-10pm

Les 3 Salsas

If you've already had enough of the lovely French food then this Mexican restaurant is a nice change. You can get spicy food and delicious tacos, and you shouldn't miss out on the Sangria either.
Adresse: 5 Rue Harispe, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 230 453
Åpningstider: Daily 6pm–2am


L'Impertinent will give you a great gastronomic experience in Biarritz. The food is healthy, homemade and prepared from fresh local ingredients. Only 10 months after opening their doors, the restaurant was awarded with a star in the Guide Michelin.
Adresse: 5 Rue d'Alsace, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 510 367
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 12:15pm-2pm, 8pm-10pm. Mon, Tue, Sun 8pm-10pm


While France might not be the number one spot for American food, there are some places worth visiting for burgers and fries. Moony, for example, will satisfy your fast food cravings and provide an all-American dining experience.
Adresse: 12 Rue du port vieux, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 247 105
Åpningstider: Wed-Fri 11:30am-3pm, 6:30pm-11pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-4pm, 6:30pm-11pm

Les Rosiers

This family restaurant invites you to a traditional Basque dinner. The dishes are simple but creative and carefully prepared by the chefs. The friendly staff will help you with the choice of the perfect wine to accompany your meal which makes an evening at Les Rosier a memorable experience.
Adresse: 32 Avenue Beau Soleil, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 231 368
Åpningstider: Wed-Sat 12pm-1:30pm, 8pm-9:30pm. Sun 12am-1:30pm

Le Bar Jean

This bar is a Biarritz dining institution and has been around for over 30 years. Located in the Market Halls, this place is a must for lovers of Tapas and Spanish delights. Lean back and let the attentive staff take care of your wishes. Why not try the wonderful Paella with some white wine?
Adresse: 5 Rue des Halles, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 248 038
Åpningstider: Wed-Mon 12am-3:30pm, 6:30pm-12pm


Miremont offers breakfast, lunch and snacks. They have a tearoom in a charming old time setting located in a 17th century building. That menu holds treasures of pastries, hot chocolate specialities and other tasty treats.
Adresse: 1 Bis place Clémenceau, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 240 138
Åpningstider: Daily 9am–7:30pm

Dodin Biarritz

When strolling around at the Great Beach of Biarritz, la maison Dodin is the perfect place for taking a short (or long) break. Take in the great view onto the ocean while enjoying a cappuccino and choosing sweets out of a huge range of homemade pastries, macarons, ice cream and sorbets. At Dodin, they also sell caramel which is said to be a "gourmandise" (=delicacy).
Telefon: +33 559 221 043

Café du Commerce

Le café du Commerce provides great service nearly all day long, starting with small and bigger breakfast menus in the morning and ending with a great variety of french and international dishes in the evening. The casual and relaxed atmosphere perfectly reflects the spirit of surrounding Les Halles, which is very dynamic and at least just as interesting.
Adresse: 1 Rue des halles, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 418 724
Åpningstider: Daily 8:30am-4pm, 6:30-1am

La Coupole

La Coupole is right in the heart of Biarritz, at the famous square Clémenceau and close to both the Great Beach and the Casino. Surrounded by many stores and local shops, the modern but friendly decorated café offers fresh food with a lot of flavours that will serve for every need: breakfast, lunch, coffee break and dinner.
Adresse: 22 Place Georges Clemenceau, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 240 996
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-1am

Maison Dezamy

Maison Dezamy is said to have the best ice cream in town, offering many different flavours made with fresh ingredients. However, the offer of homemade cakes and both breakfast and lunch menus is also well worth attention.
Adresse: 11 Rue des Halles
Telefon: +33 559 265 267
Åpningstider: Wed-Sun 9:30am-7pm

Bar Impérial, Hôtel du Palais

Many of Biarritz’s visitors would wish to stay at the classic Hôtel du Palais, but few can afford it. One way to experience the luxury of a bygone era is to come in for a dry Martini under the chandeliers at the hotel’s Bar Impérial. Reopens in summer 2020.
Adresse: 1 Avenue de l’Impératrice, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 416 400
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 10am-12am

Casino Municipal

Casino Municipal is located on the sea front from where you will have an amazing view. The Casino does not only offer a good time but you can also come here and relax in their heated sea-water pool with an ocean view.
Adresse: 1 Boulevard du Général de Gaulle, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 223 700

Le Plage du Port Vieux

At Plage du Port Vieux, you can get three establishments in only one: restaurant, bar, and club. So you can enjoy Italian bites, international drinks, and exciting dance music all at once. The breathtaking ocean view is the cherry on top of your cocktail!
Adresse: Plage du Port Vieux, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 5 59 24 88 98

Carré Coast

On the Biarritz main beach, you can find the luxury nightclub Carré Coast. If you are up for some dancing, relaxed conversations, and a cocktail on the beach, this is the right place for a weekend out. The club is open until early morning hours and invites for some serious partying.
Adresse: 7 Boulevard du General de Gaulle, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 246 464
Åpningstider: Thu–Sat 11:45pm–6am

Crampotte 30

Crampotte 30 has a simple recipe with a great effect: wine and tapas. Located in the fishing port of Biarritz, the bar opens early in the morning and closes late at night. A relaxed atmosphere, the ocean view and the traditional Spanish delights make it worth a visit.
Adresse: 30 allée Port Des Pêcheurs, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 540 070 652
Åpningstider: Daily 12am-11.30pm

Duplex Nightclub

This Biarritz nightclub will get you out of your comfort zone and into the party life. A diverse crowd of 20-somethings to over 30s frequents the place especially on weekends. Watch out for DJ sets, special guests and dance nights!
Adresse: 24 avenue Edouard VII, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 246 539
Åpningstider: Daily 24 hours

Le Bar Bu

Are you looking for a cosy bar with occasional sports screenings or music events? Then visit Bar Bu during your stay in Biarritz. The place offers comfy seats and delicious bites at reasonable prices. Try the croquettes with your beer or wine!
Adresse: 5 Rue Gaston Larré, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 222 479
Åpningstider: Daily 8am-2am

Central Market

Enjoy Basque flavours at this authentic market, as a great offer of fresh fruit and vegetables plus a friendly atmosphere make this place a favourite spot for locals. If you want to find a great variety of offers, make sure to come early, the market usually closes around noon.
Adresse: 1 Rue des Halles, Biarritz
Åpningstider: 7am-2pm

Les Halles Food Market

Stock up on sausage, cheese, Serrano ham, and other delicacies and treats at the indoor food market of Les Halles.
Adresse: 11 Rue Les halles, Biarritz
Åpningstider: Mon-Sun 7am-2pm

Galeries Lafayette Biarritz

One of the many high class Lafayette Galleries is located in Biarritz. From Armani to Levis and Esprit, you can find various quality brands inside. Here, you get chic and elegant fashion accessories and shoes for women, men and children.
Adresse: 17-19 Place Georges Clemenceau, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 227 272
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-7pm

La Cave de Mon Père

This delicatessen shop will warm the hearts of true gourmets. The charming store is located in Quartier St-Charles and offers a careful selection of regional wines. Step in and take home some Basque quality products.
Adresse: 26 Rue de la Bergerie, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 262 310
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 9am-1pm, 4pm-7:30pm. Sun 10am-1pm


With its appealing store front and modern décor, IKKS is the perfect spot for a bit of window shopping. If you decide to step in, you will be surprised by the great selection of international brands and sportswear for men, women and children.
Adresse: 1 Avenue Reine Victoria, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 246 978
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm


The official brand store of the French luxury brand Hermès is located in central Biarritz. Inside, you will find all kinds of objects ranging from scarves and bags to perfume, make-up bags, shoes and umbrellas.
Adresse: 19 Avenue Edouard VII, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 240 064
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat10:30am-1pm, 4:30pm-7pm.

More and Less

Whether riding the perfect wave or preferring to remain on firm ground, More and Less provides you with the ideal sports gear. The experienced staff will help you choose your surf- or longboard and equip you with everything else you need. Stay a bit longer for some advice on how to get started.
Adresse: 4 Avenue Reine Victoria, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 225 792
Åpningstider: Tue-Sat 10am-7.30pm

Passport / Visa

France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Best Time to Visit

Although the ocean in Biarritz never freezes, the best time to visit is during spring and summer: roughly from May until September, the city itself and tourism reach their peak, whereas from November until February rain and colder temperatures dominate, inviting visitors to drinking hot chocolate in cosy cafes.


The airport in Biarritz is located only a few miles from the city, and it also serves nearby Anglet and Bayonne. Several buses get you in to the city as well as the train. Train: From the Airport, you can get to Biarritz-La Négresse train station by using Chronoplus line C. The journey takes about 10 minutes. Bus: To travel to Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne, you can use the Chronoplus urban transport network, the local bus service. Bus Line nr 14 runs between the Airport and Biarritz centre. It operates Monday to Sunday. For more information, please check the following website: Regional Bus Service: The ATCRB runs a regular bus route starting from the airport, to Hendaye, stopping at Biarritz-La Négresse train station and then in the towns of Bidart, Guéthary, St-Jean-de-Luz and finally Hendaye. For more information, please check the website: There are also several car rentals such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar at the airport. Taxis are available outside the terminal building. You can also arrange a taxi pick up in advance.
Adresse: 7 Espl. de l'Europe, Anglet
Telefon: +33 559 438 383


Atlantic Taxi Radio +33 559 031 818 1 avenue de Verdun, Biarritz

Public Transport

The STAB operates Biarritz’s local transport system. Tickets are valid for one hour. The Chronoplus bus network operates in Biarritz Anglet and Bayonne. Tickets for one journey can be bought on the bus. There are also traveller’s passes: 10-journey ticket, a seven-day pass or a 24-hour pass. These can be bought at tobacco stores. There is also the Spanish bus company PESA that runs two times a day to Bilbao and San Sebastian in Spain. This bus departs just outside Biarritz Tourist Office.


Stamps can be bought at tobacco shops and kiosks. Biarritz’s main post office is located in the city center near Rue des Halles. La Post +33 559 224 112 17 Rue de la poste, Biarritz Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am - 5:30pm


Pharmacies have alternating opening hours during nights and weekends. Addresses are posted at the pharmacies, in the Sud-Ouest newspaper, and at the visitor information bureau. +33 559 417 414
Adresse: Pharmacie Kennedy Biarritz, Av. du Président J F Kennedy 21, Biarritz
Telefon: +33 559 417 414
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 8:30am–12:30pm / 2pm–7:30pm, Sun closed


Country code :+33 Area code: 559


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