from 13 to 17 y.o | from 2nd of july to 13th of august
Located 106 miles from Bordeaux, 23 miles from San Sebastian and 3 miles from Bayonne, Biarritz is the European capital of surfing. Famed for its sandy beach and a legend among maritime sports fans, Biarritz attracts thousands of young people and teenagers in search of sea and sun each summer.
On the Atlantic Coast in South-West France, Biarritz is easy to get to. Its airport 2 miles from the city centre has direct flights from Paris, London, Madrid, Geneva, Dublin, Frankfurt, Barcelona… And it’s 3 hours from Paris by high-speed train.
This city of 30,000 inhabitants lives by the rhythm of its festivals, sporting fixtures and cultural events.
Biarritz is a city of contrasts: on the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Pyrenees, it combines the attractions of both sea and mountains.
Biarritz is located 671 km from Paris, 4 km from Anglet and 5 km from Bayonne.
It’s near Paris, 1 h 30 by plane and 3 h by TGV.
Easy access from Europe, 7 h by plane from New York, 2 h plane from European capital cities.
A few facts and figures
How to get to Biarritz ?
By plane : Biarritz airport is served by flights from many European cities.
By train : Biarritz station is served by high-speed trains, conventional long-distance trains and international trains.
How to get around Biarritz ?
On foot : For short journeys it is best to walk in order to avoid traffic jams and parking problems, especially during the holiday period.
By bus: The city is served by 14 bus lines - cheap and convenient !
By taxi: Taxis are available throughout the day and night.
What to do in Biarritz ?
Activities : Go surfing, visit the beach or the Rocher de la Vierge, discover the port, watch a corrida (bullfight), rugby match or Basque pelota (a local ballgame) .
Going out : That’s easy! Biarritz has a wide range of bars, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
Sports : Every kind of water sport, rugby… the list is endless.
Culture : Sites and monuments include the Imperial Chapel, the lighthouse, the Russian Orthodox Church, Saint Martin’s Church and the Villa Eugénie (also known as the Hôtel du Palais). Museums include the Museum of the Sea, the Museum of Oriental Art (the Asiatica), the Historical Museum of Biarritz and Planet Chocolate (a chocolate museum).
Events : Bi Harriz Lau Xori (a festival of Basque culture), music festivals, the Théâtre des Chimères festival, the Biarritz Cup (an amateur golf competition), Translatines (a festival of French, Spanish and Latin-American theater), the French Surfing Championship.
What to wear in Biarritz ?
In summer : In view of the strong sun and summer temperatures, bring light clothing and don’t forget your swimsuit, sunglasses and sun block! Pack a jacket for cooler evenings.