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
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.
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,
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