Biarritz Vacations

A surfing destination with a shoreline characterized by cliffs and rocks in the sea, Biarritz is just five hours from Paris. After having been a chic destination for monarchs and aristocrats from the mid nineteenth century until the 1950s, Biarritz's star declined until about 1994, when young, professional Parisians and surfers rediscovered it as a ... Read more
destination. Sea-water spa treatments are an attraction for those not getting their salt quota through surfing, and although the restaurant scene's prix fixe dinners can be lackluster, poking around will afford some better deals. Hotels facing the sea are great for the nouveau chic crowd although surfers and budget travellers tend to stick to the hostel or even stay in nearby Bayonne before passing through.
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Paris, France

Biarritz is not only a fantastic spot for surfers, it is also a very pleasant and fun little city in the South West part of France (the "Basque Country"), only 25km away from the Spanish border. People are nice, food is fantastic (French, Basque, Spanish) and the region, between ocean and mountains (the Pyrenees) is truly gorgeous.

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Paris

This is the place to go for big wave action in France. It used to be all about body surfing, but surfing has caught on in recent years. Beautiful big dunes and cliffs.

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Dublin, Ireland

Great waves, Great town + Great people.

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Beautiful place!

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Local from Biarritz, France

Biarritz est une ville super qui offre plein de possibilités !! Il est possible de faire du surf, d'aller se balader en montagne et de profiter des paysages magnifiques de la région.

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Paris, France

Le rocher de la vierge - cote des Basques

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