20 Unmissable Attractions in Biarritz

Rocher de la vierge
Rocher de la vierge | © Simon Biggar/Courtesy of Pays Basque Tourisme
Jennifer Migan

From beaches, historical attractions, and outdoor activities, the French town of Biarritz offers something for just about everyone to enjoy during their time there no matter their interests. For those planning to visit Biarritz in a near future, here are 20 of the attractions not to miss out on.

Rocher de la Vierge

Biarritz’s most visited historical monument, the Rocker de la Vierge is an absolute must-see. A gateway takes visitors to this magnificent rock and the impeccable view over the ocean will leave them speechless.

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GORGEOUS GUATEMALA

Gorgeous Guatemala

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1. Guatemala

An express adventure for those with limited time off. Prepare yourself incredible experiences. You will hike a volcano, visit mayan temples and witness a ceremony and take in beautiful colonial Antigua.

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BEACHY BELIZE

Beachy Belize

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2. Belize

A quick trip not too far away for those seeking a relaxing mini break. You will have plenty of free time to relax but also some awesome activities to experience the rainforest and the caribbean sea.
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COLONIAL MEXICO

Colonial Mexico

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3. Mexico

An exciting mini trip exploring the lesser known colonial towns of central Mexico. This is hte perfect trip for someone with limited time off and still wants to turn on explorer mode and do something different.
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ADVENTUROUS ECUADOR

Adventurous Ecuador

8 days . Epic
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1. Ecuador

A remarkable 8 days adventure through the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. The best choice for adventure seekers wishing to visit the 2 most iconic areas of South America, in only 1 week and no flights.

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ANCIENT PERU

Ancient Peru

9 days . Epic
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2. Peru

An alternative itinerary to classic Peru, from Cusco to Arequipa. This itinerary is great combination of highlights Cusco and Machu Picchu with the lesser known Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
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SEDUCTIVE SOUTHERN ITALY

Seductive Southern Italy

10 days . Epic
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1. Italy

The ultimate Italian experience from the vibrant streets of Naples to the breathtaking sceneries of the Amalfi Coast followed by Matera and down to Puglia with its golden beaches, intense flavours and fascinating destinations.

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EDINBURGH AND THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS BY TRAIN

Edinburgh And The Scottish Highlands By Train

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2. Scotland

Embark on this great adventure starting from London all the way to Scotland with a true Scottish experience made of breathtaking sceneries, whisky tasting and ..lots of fun! Ideal for train lovers and explorers.
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COMPLETE PORTUGAL BY TRAIN

Complete Portugal By Train

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3. Portugal

A wonderful train journey around Portugal, from the romantic city of Porto to the Douro Valley, to the beautiful Aveiro all the way to Lisbon and Sintra. The perfect trip to train, culinary and culture lovers.
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SOULFUL SOUTH KOREA

Soulful South Korea

10 days . Epic
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1. South Korea

Discover incredible temples, mountains and modern cities on this 10 day adventure. This trip is perfect for those seeking immersion in the cuisine, culture and natural wonders of South Korea.

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THAILAND, CAMBODIA & VIETNAM

Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

11 days . Epic
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2. Thailand

From Bankgok to Angkor Wat to Ho Chi Minh City and everything in between - adventure through the heart of South-East Asia. Taste the delights, see history brought to life and unwind on a Mekong River cruise.
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SECRETS OF SRI LANKA BY TRAIN

Secrets Of Sri Lanka By Train

10 days . Culture
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3. Sri Lanka

A fantastic adventure that showcases Sri Lanka's fantastic landscapes, wildlife and flavours. With 3 epic rail journeys, 3 UNESCO heritage sites and time to relax, this trip has loads to offer at a great price
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EPIC MOROCCO

Epic Morocco

11 days . Epic
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1. Morocco

An epic journey across Morocco: from Casablanca to Marrakech, through the blue city of Chefchaouen to the wonders of the desert and deep to the High Atlas Mountains - this trip has it all! Ideal for true explorers!

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ULTIMATE EGYPT

Ultimate Egypt

9 days . Epic
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2. Egypt

From Cairo to Aswan, this trip brings the land of the pharaohs to life. You'll visit the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple and cruise down the Nile in style. This is the perfect way to explore Egypt.
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IMMERSIVE KENYA

Immersive Kenya

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3. Kenya

An immersive blend of culture and wildlife for first time travelers to Africa. Learn about Nairobi, sample local coffee in the Aberdares and finish up with a fantastic safari stay in the Masai Mara.
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Rocher de la vierge

Port Vieux Neighborhood

A very picturesque place, wander in the small streets and take a swim in the small Vieux Port beach.

Port Vieux Beach

Biarritz Lighthouse

Another highly-praised attraction by the tourists, the Phare de Biarritz stands 45 meters (147.6 feet) high and offers a privileged look over the city’s beauty.

The lighthouse of Biarritz (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France).

Biarritz Grande Plage

The most popular beach in town, check out the prestigious buildings nearby such the Hôtel du Palais, the Casino, and the restaurants by the sea as well.

Biarritz Grandplage

Les Halles

Located in the heart of Biarritz, les Halles is the perfect spot to wander around and to take a culinary tour of the region in one place.

Biarritz Marché

Gorges de Kakuetta

Mostly praised for the nice beaches and the ocean, the region’s mountains and wildlife is often underrated. Pay a visit to the Gorges of Kakuetta in Sainte-Engrâce and be amazed by its incredible waterfalls.

Gorges de Kakuetta

Musee de la Mer (Biarritz Aquarium)

Embark in a beautiful odyssey at the Biarritz Aquarium that will have visitors crossing paths with sharks and traveling from the Gascogne Gulf to the Caribbean Seas.

Biarritz. Museo del Mar

Musée Asiatica

The museum’s collection dedicated to Asian art has been carefully selected and showcases great pieces from China, Tibet, Nepal, and many other countries.

Musée Asiatica

Rafting

Looking for a challenge and a way to spend time with friends or family? Try rafting.

Recommended rafting place: Uhina Rafting located 30 minutes away from Biarritz.

rafting

Play Golf

The beautiful and numerous golf course across the region are exactly what golfers need to have a great time in a peaceful environment.

Recommended: Golf Biarritz le Phare and Golf Chiberta.

Golf course

Le Sentier du Littoral

Tourists enjoy this blissful walk along the beaches of Bidart and Hendaye while being surrounded by the beautiful wildlife year round.

The sentier du littoral

Lac Mouriscot

Perfect spot to take a walk or a quick swim in a calmer area in the city.

Biarritz Mouriscot

Sainte Eugenie Church

Located in the Port-Vieux area, admire this neo-Gothic church built during the reign of Napoleon III.

Sainte Eugénie Church

Alexandre Newsky Church

The Orthodox Church of Biarritz was built in 1892 at a time when Biarritz was an imperial city and had a lot of Russian visitors.

Biarritz Eglise Orthodoxe

Pignada Forest

Rent a bike and cycle to this peaceful area located in Anglet.

Forêt Pignada – Anglet

Enjoy the extea (Basque home)

Don’t be surprised by the extea. They are the traditional houses (usually painted in white and red) of the Basque area.

A typical etxea

Horse Riding

A very original way to discover the region’s wildlife.

Horse riding

Cretes of Iparla

Located a few miles away from Biarritz, take a hike in the mesmerizing Cretes of Iparla.

Cretes of Iparla in Bidarray

La Rhune Old Train

Another nice way to get to La Rhune, the highest spot of the Basque region, and have a look over the Pyrenees Mountains.

train de la rhune

Join at Least one Feria

No trip in the Basque region will not be complete without attending at least one of the local ferias (a fair or festival usually held to honor a patron saint) in the area.

ferias

Find all the information regarding these attractions on the Biarritz Toursim Office and Pays Basque Tourisme websites.

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