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Destination guide

Escape to Basque Country with Biarritz holiday lets

Dotted with belle-epoque architecture, Biarritz is an elegant seaside resort that's been luring sunseekers since the 19th century. It boasts a beautiful Basque Country setting that's perfect for romantic escapes, group getaways and family holidays, alike. Whatever your plans, Biarritz holiday rentals promise a unique stay in this captivating slice of southwestern France.

History

Historic attractions near your Biarritz holiday rental

Biarritz was once the holiday destination of choice for European royalty, including French Emperor Napoleon III and his Spanish bride, Eugenie. It's hard to miss the magnificent Chapelle Imperiale, a lavish church commissioned by the Empress in 1864. From heritage-listed townhouses to historic villas, private holiday rentals showcase a treasure trove of period properties in Biarritz.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Biarritz

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Biarritz has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Biarritz Aquarium (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Biarritz Golf Club (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Thalmar (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Ilbarritz Golf (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Atlanthal Thalassotherapy Center (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Golf d'Arcangues (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Biarritz

Travellers enjoy Biarritz for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Biarritz

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Biarritz is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hendaye Beach (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Grand Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Cote des Basques (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Anglet Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Port-Vieux Beach (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Mazon Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
Beaches

Beach-hopping in Biarritz with holiday rentals

Fringed by golden sand and dotted with colourful umbrellas, Grande Plage is the resort's signature beach. Beyond soaking up the sunshine, Biarritz is one of Europe's hottest surfing destinations. Sign up for lessons or track down the best waves at Le Miramar, La Cotes des Basques, Marbella and La Milady. If sun and sand are priorities, snap up exclusive holiday rentals just steps from the beach.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Biarritz

Fly into Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque), the closest airport, located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to San Sebastian (EAS), which is 14.5 mi (23.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Biarritz Station.

How to get around

Getting around Biarritz from your holiday home

Biarritz is easy to get around on foot, with the stroll from the main plaza to the beach taking a matter of minutes. The city is also serviced by free shuttle buses that will get you to nearby beaches, like Miramar Plage, Grande Plage and Plage de la Milady. A rental car offers the freedom to beach-hop along the Bay of Biscay and explore Basque Country at your own pace. A set of wheels also unlocks access to secluded villa rentals.

Food & drink 

Bite into Basque Country cuisine in Biarritz

Wining and dining in Biarritz is a treat, and there's a bevy of French bistros and brasseries to choose from. Save your appetite for Basque Country classics, like local oysters, veal stew, duck confit and creamy sheeps'-milk cheese. Those with a sweet tooth will love Gateau Basque, a traditional dessert of buttery pastry filled with brandied cherry jam. Love to cook? Self-contained holiday homes are the perfect excuse to stock up on ingredients at Les Halles de Biarritz, a covered marketplace overflowing with artisan cheese, organic produce, freshly baked bread, cold cuts of meat and other regional delicacies. Enjoy with a glass of wine from Irouleguy, a coveted winemaking region just 1 hour from Biarritz.

Essential info

Essential info for your Biarritz holiday rental stay

  • Withdraw euros at local ATMs across Biarritz
  • Tipping isn't expected, though rounding up is always appreciated
  • Visit in the shoulder seasons to beat the summer crowds and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere
  • Swap pricey hotels for spacious holiday rental apartments in the heart of Biarritz
Family friendly

Family-friendly getaways with Biarritz villa rentals

Biarritz has earned its stripes on France's family-friendly circuit, offering a host of top-notch attractions. The Biarritz Aquarium, housed in a handsome art deco building, is teeming with tropical fish and colourful sea creatures, as well as seals, sharks and eagle rays. The Cite de l'Ocean et du Surf discovery centre is another highlight, featuring 3D films, virtual diving experiences and a surf simulator. Travelling with kids? You'll love self-contained holiday villas, complete with spacious living areas, sunny gardens and private pools.

How many holiday rentals are available around Biarritz?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,191 holiday lettings around Biarritz. From 283 villas to 1,028 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Biarritz?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Biarritz. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Biarritz Lighthouse: 6,496 holiday lettings
  • Milady Beach: 6,438 holiday lettings
  • Biarritz City Hall: 6,493 holiday lettings
  • Casino Barriere: 6,477 holiday lettings
  • Villa Beltza: 6,476 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Biarritz listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Biarritz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 283 Villas in Biarritz. Our other popular types of Biarritz holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,028 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 2,609 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 15 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Biarritz?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,022 holiday homes with pool available in Biarritz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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