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15 Best Things To Do in Biarritz, France [With Photos]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor June 11th, 2022 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog No comments

Are you planning to travel to Biarritz, France soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Biarritz with suggested tours!

Biarritz, France is a beautiful seaside town on the Southwestern side of France. It’s considered a major surfing destination due to its long sandy beaches and surf schools. Enjoy the breeze as you visit their popular beaches, gardens, and landmarks. Biarritz, France deserved to be on your bucket list!

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15 Things to do and visit in Biarritz, France

1. La Cote des Basques

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If you’re into surfing, then don’t forget to go to La Cote des Basques. A lovely beach that’s perfect for surfing because of its big waves. But of course, not only that, you could just stroll around and watch the beautiful sunset, or observe the surfers. And when you get tired or bored, then just head to its open bar and enjoy the rest of your day.

2. Aquarium de Biarritz


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Explore and be amazed by seeing different marine animals in this aquarium in Biarritz. The current building that these animals are in was built in 1933 in an art deco style. Even though it’s an old building, Biarritz was still able to maintain its magnificent structure for kids and adults to enjoy while learning about marine life.

3. Eglise Sainte-Eugenie

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An elegant church that’s located just next to the old fishing harbor. It was built in the Romanesque-Byzantine style. As you enter, a lot of beautiful stained glass windows will welcome you. Be stunned by its beautiful facade and interior that still have a touch of Royalty from the past.

Suggested Tour: Private Guided Walking Tour

4. Phare de Biarritz

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Enjoy a beautiful view of Biarritz! Walking to the lighthouse is all worth it. Just remember that you still have to climb at least 300 steps to reach the top of the lighthouse. But when you’re at the top, a very beautiful view awaits you. Don’t miss this gorgeous place.

5. Rocher de la Vierge

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Such a Romantic place to add to your bucket list. Witness dramatic views while walking. And at the top, you’ll see a statue of the Virgin Mary. This stunning place is a must-visit especially if you want to feel calm while looking at the sunset.

6. Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne


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A very beautiful cathedral inside and out. No need to pay for the entrance and you can take pictures. As you go inside, you’ll see a lot of stunning stained glass windows, lovely paintings, and magnificent statues. This church is waiting for your visit!

7. Plage de la Milady

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A full package beach! This beach has restaurants that you could go to when you get hungry. Its waves and warm water will give you the relaxation that you need. The good news is, that this place is also a non-smoking beach. Perfect for non-smokers or people who hate cigarettes!

8. Jardin Botanique


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A small Japanese-inspired garden. Despite its size, this public garden has a lot of different types of plants that visitors can enjoy. Some of these plants are mostly from Asia. So if you’re tired of going on an adventure, or you just want peace of mind, this garden is highly recommended.

9. Plage d’Erretegia


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You have to go down a steep hill before you reach this awesome beach. If you’re into hiking, then you should go here. Everything is worth it. When you’re at the beach, you could enjoy swimming or surfing. This is a great place to go to relax.

10. L’Adour

It’s a river in southwestern France. Just enjoy the view of the river banks. By visiting L’Adour, you’ll get the peace of mind that you need. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the view is picturesque.

11. Marche Aquatique Cote Basque

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Feel refresh in Marche Aquatique Cote Basque. Whether you’re with your friends or family, everyone would enjoy this place. 

12. Mediatheque de Biarritz

The perfect place for people seeking peace of mind. This place is so quiet. If you’re tired of walking or feeling exhausted, then you shouldn’t miss this place. Invite your friends here for a relaxing day!

13. Eglise Saint-Martin


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A gothic-style church with amazing stained-glass windows. The architecture is picturesque because of its uniqueness. Even the interiors are magnificent. You wouldn’t regret going here.

14. Plage du Miramar

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This stretch of sandy beach with beautiful scenery is the center place of Biarritz. Perfect for a weekend getaway. You either swim or have a nice walk both on the sand or on the promenade above it.

15. Chapelle Imperiale


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A highly recommended place to visit. This church is not large so it is not a long stop but well worth finding and seeing. It is well-preserved that tourists would enjoy going and taking pictures here.

16. Find accommodation in Biarritz, France


Extra Tip: Check out Plumguide for the best holiday homes and vacation rentals in France.

These are the possible things you can do in Biarritz, France. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Biarritz.


How to go to Biarritz, France from the UK

Via Ryanair: (one way)

*From London Stansted to Biarritz, France

Ticket Price: £17.99

* Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 to the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other countries’ cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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