5 attractions to visit while in Biarritz

30th November, 2015
While Biarritz is phenomenally popular in the summer, when its beautiful beaches come to life, there?s plenty in this lively town on the Basque coast to do which make this town worth visiting all year round. If you?re planning a stay in our Biarritz villas, here are just some of the things that this wonderful resort has to offer:

Cite de l?Ocean

Perfect for a family outing, the Cite de l?Ocean combines an aquarium, science museum and theme park all into one. This attraction is extremely child-friendly, and kids and adults alike will learn everything they?ve ever wanted to know about the ocean, with attractions including a submarine ride where you?ll discover giant squid and sperm whales. A combined ticket, allowing you entry to the Musee de la Mer as well as the Cite de l?Ocean, is also available, enabling you to enjoy even more of Biarritz during your stay.

Phare de Biarritz

Overlooking Biarritz?s wonderful central beaches, the Phare de Biarritz is the town?s historic lighthouse, built in 1834. Measuring 73m high, you can climb the 258 steps to the top and take in the sweeping views of the Basque coast.

Planete Musee du Chocolat

The Planete Musee du Chocolat is a true kingdom of chocolate, opening the doors to the history of this much-loved delicacy. You?ll discover five rooms dedicated to the world of chocolate, exhibiting items such as old manufacturing machines and advertisements, and the tour comes complete with tastings of chocolate and hot chocolate. There?s also several workshops held throughout the year, including making lollipops and chocolate bars.

Grande Plage

The Grande Plage is the largest beach in Biarritz, and just one of the several fashionable stretches of coastline you?ll find throughout the region. On hot days, the beach is lined end to end with people sunbathing. If you?d like to enjoy a little shade and comfort, the beach also has stripey 1920s style beach tents which can be hired for ?9.50.

Musee de la Mer

The perfect accompaniment to the Cite de l?Ocean, the Musee de la Mer is teaming with marine life from the Bay of Biscay and beyond. Among the sea creatures on display are sharks, tropical reef fish, and the seals, arguably the stars of the show, especially during feeding time. Image: Miguel Angel Garcia, available under Creative Commons