Biarritz is an elegant city that stands out for its beaches for surfing, golf courses, spas and gastronomy


Biarritz is a town of almost 25,000 inhabitants in the south of France and just 30 minutes by car from San Sebastián, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

The prestigious Biarritz SPA and the world-renowned surf beaches will make your stay in Biarritz unforgettable.

Biarritz is part of the Pays Basque, an area with a strong cultural identity that has preserved its traditions and offers a fantastic way of life.

You will discover a unique environment, an incredibly lush surrounding landscape and beautiful beaches.

With its vibrant nightlife, you will have the opportunity to participate in numerous popular festivals and village festivals held annually in and around Biarritz. A town and an area with many surprises for all ages.

The region has its local sport known as the Basque Ball, it is played with a very hardball and with a shovel or basket to catch the ball.

Biarritz is also famous for its rugby club, crowned champion of France five times and several times finalist in the European championship.

But the most famous part of Biarritz's sporting life is surfing. The city is known as the French capital of surfing, where thousands of surfers come every year from different countries to enjoy the unique ocean and its famous waves.

Many surfers casually come to Biarritz to learn French while practising their passion on the Côte des Basques, the most beautiful beach in Biarritz.

Why Biarritz is the best city to live and study French in France

  • During a language stay in Biarritz, students can combine studying French, sports, culture and gastronomy.
  • The beach is integrated into the city.
  • The Biarritz area is full of tradition, culture and history.
  • Biarritz is known worldwide for its great atmosphere and good life.
  • The French capital of surfing
  • The region borders Spain and the Pyrenees.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see in Biarritz

  • Asian museum.
  • Church of Sainte Eugénie.
  • Game Basque Ball.
  • Gare du Midi.
  • Historical museum of Biarritz
  • Museum of Ocean and Surf
  • Nightlife in Biarritz
  • Notre Dame du Rocher, Biarritz.
  • Port des Pecheurs Biarritz.
  • The Big Beach of Biarritz.
  • The Hôtel du Palais.
  • The Imperial Chapel.
  • The Lighthouse in Biarritz.
  • The Rock of the Virgin Mary.

Most important events and festivals in Biarritz

  • Bayonne festivals.
  • ISA World Surfing Games.
  • The Casetas.
  • World Surf Championship.


Population (hab)25,404
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)24

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Les Ateliers FL Biarritz

Les Ateliers FL Biarritz

French language school IH Biarritz is a few minutes away from the beach Cote de Basques to practice surf while learn French in Biarritz