Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Biarritz? Read our tips below on the things to do in Biarritz, France plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and the best restaurants to try!
Biarritz, France is the 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 really deserves to be in your bucket list!
3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Biarritz, France
Day 1 – Weekend to Biarritz, France
Eglise Sainte-Eugenie– It is recommended to visit this church on your first day. It has a Romanesque-Byzantine style that would really leave in awe. For you to believe what I’m saying, never miss this place.
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Jardin Botanique– Spend your first day in a relaxing way, after seeing the Eglise Sainte-Eugenie, visit this beautiful garden. You will have the peace of mind that you crave. Inspired by a Japanese garden, you will see different types of Asian plants.
Day 2 – Weekend to Biarritz, France
La Cote des Basques– Relax at the beach, it is really recommended. Especially, if you’re into surfing, you should head out to this place. This beach is the most popular surf beach in the area. You could spend a whole day at this beach and wait for the beautiful sunset.
Day 3 – Weekend to Biarritz, France
Phare de Biarritz– On your last day, don’t forget to visit the Phare de Biarritz. In this place, you’ll get the chance to see the beautiful view of Biarritz. Walking to the lighthouse and climbing up at least 300 steps to reach the top will be all worth it. Never miss the chance!
Where to Stay in Biarritz, France
Where to Stay in Biarritz, France if you’re a Backpacker
Premiere Classe Biarritz is located 800 m from Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne Airport. Free Wi-Fi is available. Rooms at Premiere Classe Biarritz are air-conditioned and equipped with a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with shower.
Price: Starts at $41 per night for Double Room, $0 taxes and charges, free breakfast. It’s non-refundable.
Chambre 200 m Grande Plage in Biarritz provides accommodation with free WiFi. The homestay offers an independent bedroom. Guests will have access to a shared bathroom located in the owner’s unit. The nearest airport is Biarritz Airport, 4.4 km from Chambre 200 m Grande Plage.
Price: Starts at $57 per night for Triple Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, and it’s free cancellation.
Campanile Biarritz is located 2 km from the town center and 800 m from the Halle Iraty Performance Hall and Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport. It offers a 24-hour reception. A flat-screen TV with cable channels and free Wi-Fi access feature in all of the air-conditioned rooms at Campanile. Buffet breakfast and a seasonal menu are served in the modern restaurant or on the terrace.
Price: Starts at $69 per night for Superior Twin Room, plus $1 taxes and charges, free breakfast. It’s non-refundable.
Where to Stay in Biarritz, France if you’re on a Budget
The Mirano is a 15-minute walk from Biarritz city center and the beach. It is 1.5 km from Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport and offers en-suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms at the Mirano Hotel have a 1970s-inspired décor and are equipped with a TV and a work desk. Guests of this design hotel are invited to relax in the bar and the Mirano also features a shaded terrace.
Price: Starts at $71 per night for Standard Double Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $11 for breakfast, it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
A 14-room hotel set in an early 20th-century house, Hôtel Saint James is located at the historic center of Biarritz, just a 5-minute walk from the main beaches. Saint James offers rooms with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. The rooms are located on 3 different floors and not serviced by a lift. In the morning, from 8:45, breakfast is served at the property’s restaurant, Le Café du Commerce.
Price: Starts at $72 per night for Single Room, $0 for taxes and charges, add $9 for breakfast (optional), and it’s free cancellation.
Le Saphir is located in Biarritz, just 200 m from the Old Port and the sandy beaches. It offers free Wi-Fi access in each en-suite guest room. A continental breakfast is served daily. Guests can enjoy their meal on the hotel’s south-facing patio. The bedrooms all have a private bathroom and a TV. Located in Biarritz’s city center, Le Saphir is in a lively area with several bars and restaurants close by.
Starts: Price at $73 per night for Single Room, $0 for taxes and charges, add $8 for breakfast, it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to Stay in Biarritz, France if you want Luxury
Offering panoramic views of Biarritz Cote des Basques Beach and a heated outdoor swimming pool, Le Grand Large is an aparthotel situated in the heart of Biarritz, just 200 m from the Old Harbour with various stores, local markets and tapas bars nearby. The spacious studios at the Le Grand Large feature a loggia with blades viewing the Ocean or the Lighthouse. They all are equipped with a modern private bathroom and a complete kitchenette with ceramic hob. The aparthotel also features a relaxing lounge and library. Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne Airport is 4 km away.
Price: Starts at $89 per night for Studio (2 adults + 2 children), plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $12 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
La Maison du Lierre is located in Biarritz, 300 m from the beach and 5 minutes from the convention centers Bellevue, Casino and Gare du Midi as well as 100 m from Biarritz central market. It offers free WiFi and Canal + channels. The charming Maison du Lierre hotel provides numerous services. These include massages and healthy meals (upon reservation). Breakfast can be enjoyed on the terrace in the summertime. The bedrooms are equipped with en suite facilities, flat-screen TV and telephone. They overlook the sea or the garden. Some have a balcony or terrace. Guests have access to a private living room with a computer corner.
Price: Starts at $95 per night for Individual Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $13 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa offers a thalassotherapy center and an outdoor pool that overlooks the ocean as well as an indoor pool. All en-suite rooms and suites at Sofitel Biarritz Le Miramar Thalassa have access to the hotel’s spa and wellness center. The hotel also provides an on-site two restaurants that serve delicious and healthy cuisine for guests to enjoy. A jazzy and cozy piano bar plus a summer bar with a terrace that overlooks the ocean will really make anyone’s stay here very elegant and relaxing.
Price: Starts $215 per night for a Classic Double Room with Wellness Centre Access, plus $5 taxes and charges, add $32 for breakfast, it’s free cancellation and no prepayment needed.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Biarritz, France
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Serves French and European cuisine. The restaurant is a bit small but serves high-quality food. Every dish is worth your penny.
- 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri)
- 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Sat-Sun)
Address: 18 rue de la Bergerie, 64200 Biarritz, France
A paradise for cheese lovers like me! This restaurant serves French and European cuisine. If you love cheese, then you shouldn’t miss this one out! Head out to this restaurant and enjoy an awesome meal.
Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: 57 Avenue de Verdun | 57 avenue de Verdun, 64200 Biarritz, France
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It offers French, European, and Spanish cuisine. There are varieties of dishes that you could choose from and would surely enjoy.
Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: 5 rue du Port Vieux, 64200 Biarritz, France
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A restaurant that serves Asian cuisine, especially Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese. Have a taste of one of the best Asian dishes in this place.
Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Thu-Tue)
Address: 2 Avenue de la Reine Victoria, 64200 Biarritz, France
Serves local cuisine and seafood. The perfect place to go to if you want fresh seafood. Choose from a variety of seafood on the menu, and enjoy a great lunch or dinner here with your family or friends.
- 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Mon and Thu)
- 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Tue-Wed and Fri-Sun)
Address: 62 Rue Gammbetta, 64200 Biarritz, France
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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