BIARRITZ SURF FORECAST
200° of fabulous viewspot of the city “Atalaye” means rocky promontory in Basque. From this unique viewspot, many “Biarrots” ( people from Biarritz) were keeping an eye for the return of the fishermen’s boats. Also they could look out if walles were passing and go hunting them, because yes they were walles hunter. But not anymore since more than a century. They could also watch if ennemies were coming close, they even decide at this place if they have to raise men for kings wars, takes fishermen boats and sailors to go fighting. Now it’s only a beautiful view spot to watch Biarritz from a top point and the sea with large view on the “Rocher de la Vierge” spot, Biarritz city, and all the Atlantic Ocean.
Enlight Biarritz’s history Built in 1834, at 73 meters high above sea level, it has 248 steps. Oaks trees has been replaced by tamarisk trees. Opening informations January / February / March / April / October / November / December: Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (6:00 PM after the daylight saving time) School holidays: Every afternoon from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (6:00 PM after the summer time changeover) May / June / September: Every afternoon from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM From July 1st to August 31st: Every day from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM and2:00 PM to 7:00 PMLast hours of access to the Lighthouse: 20 minutes before closing. Please contact the Tourist Office before visiting the Lighthouse because according to the weather conditions : +33 5 59 22 37 10 Scheduled reservation
A taste of history Opened in 1872 by Etienne Singher a confectioner from Saint-Moritz, it has been acquired by Jospeh Miremont in 1880. It has become famous with the kings of Europe such as King Alphonso XIII of Spain who oftened lunch there, but also H.M King Edward VII of England who also came to have teatime. You would love the ancien style and the pastries made there, go and see for yourselves !
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Biarritz prepares for G7
French President Macron announced it during the last Canada G7 summit in 2019, the coastal seatown of Biarritz will host the next G7. During 4 days, Biarritz will be the center of the world, but it also will be the biggest bunker city in the world.
Celests lanterns in Biarritz
Like many years now, Biarritz is making around the end of the year and the beginning of the new year a tradition imported from Asia : the lanterns.
Oldarra, a Basque’s men choir – July 2017
One of the most famous polyphonic Basque choirs. Known and recognized all over the world, this choir of men sings in Basque to the delight of all. Powerful, light, sensitive, hard, their tones and timbre resound in churches and concert halls. If you want to know more about them, here is a french interview about where they come from and their story ! (only in french sorry). Oldarra links : Facebook Website