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Top 10 of activities to do in Biarritz and its surrounding area

Biarritz, seaside jewel of the French Southwest coast, offers a multitude of captivating activities for all tastes. Between its cultural heritage and its breathtaking landscapes, here find an overview of 10 inescapable activities to discover the city and its surrounding area.


Dive into a well-being universe enjoying the seaside thalassotherapy centers. Surround yourself with an invigorating ocean-water-based  and natural products cares for an absolute relaxation. Two thalassotherapy centers are at your disposal in Biarritz: Thalmar and Thalassa Biarritz.

The inescapable visits

Immerge yourself into the history and the culture of Biarritz visiting its icons such as the Aquarium, the Ocean City and the Rock of the Virgin. Don’t miss the charming cities nearby, such as Bayonne with its Saint-Marie Cathedral and its Bonnat Museum, or Saint-Jean-de-Luz with its eco museum of Basque Tradition and  the house of Louis XIV. You can also visit Cambo-les-bains where you find the famous mansion of Edmond Rostand. 


Golf Enthusiasts, Biarritz will be your paradise! With its wonderful golf courses offering panoramic view on the ocean, the city is a premiere destination for the passionates.

Cultural Events

Participate in the international cultural events all year long, such as the Latam Biarritz Festival, Le temps D’Aimer La Danse, FIPADOC and Nouvelles Vagues, putting in emphasis on the artistic and cultural diversity of the region. Attend artistic performances in sites such as La Gare du Midi, the coffee-theater Petit Bijou or the Museal Bellevue space. As a sporty and committed city, don’t miss special events such as the Host of the Olympic Flame and the Pavillon Label, testifying of the commitment of the city into the sustainable tourism.

Pleasant walk along the Cornice 

Enjoy a walk along the Basque Cornice, offering wonderful panoramas on the Atlantic Ocean and its steep cliffs.

Shopping in the Saint-Charles borough

Wander in the vibrant streets of the Saint-Charles borough, where you’ll find elegant boutiques, art gallery and charming coffees.

Excursion at Saint-Jean-Pied-de Port

Discover the interior Basque Country making the excursion at Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port, a charming medieval city famous for its traditional architecture and it genuine atmosphere.

Hiking on the Rhune

For the great outdoors enthusiastic, don’t miss the ascension of the Rhune, the peak of the French Basque Country, offering spectacular panoramas on the coast and the surrounding mountains.

Exploration of the Basque Country

The Basque Country is a place where traditions are deeply rooted, with a living language the Euskara, and a culture which knew how to assimilate extern influences while at the same time preserving its own identity. The picturesque landscapes, the tradition villages and the local festivals are integrated in this genuineness. Start your exploration close to Biarritz’s lighthouse and discover the surrounding treasures. From the peacefulness of Anglet to the animated streets of Bayonne, going though the typical villages of Arcangues or La Bastide-Clarence, every step offer an immersion in the Basque history and culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Bilbao and San Sebastián, two iconic destinations close to Biarritz. In Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum and the old city are waiting for you, whereas San Sebastián will entice you with its beach, its renowned gastronomy and its « Belle Epoque » architecture. 

Animated nightlife of Biarritz

Biarritz offers an animated night life, with its bars, nightclubs and beach clubs. If you are looking for a chilling atmosphere or a party long night long, you will find a multitude of options to be entertained.

For a true adventure, to relax or to discover a new culture, Biarritz and its surroundings makes the promise of unforgettable experiences at any time!