What is the purpose of this website ?
Well it's simple : to help foreigners, tourists, to find things they need during their holidays in Biarritz.
Is this site affiliated with the city of Biarritz or other officials?
No, absolutly not ! It's a personnal website that want to remain free. We know the city since our youth, so it's easy for us to get the informations.
Are the informations correct all the time ?
Well, it's not easy to answer. We try to be as much as complet as we can. Of course a restaurant, a bar, or a shop can change faster in this economic world. We count on you to let us know if some informations have been changed about a place, like the hours of opening, address, etc.
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The private informations that are recorded on the site, are they stored or sold ?
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We are also using AdSense (for advertisings)... You can see the ads at the bottom of every pages (be kind to clik once on them, like this the website would still be running).
When you fill the contact form (Contact menu), we don't store you name and adress mail. We just keep it during our conversation and after that we erase them, and so forget about you totaly.
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 Oaks trees has been replaced by tamarisk trees.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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Makila a symbol of the Basque country
Makila or makhila is strictly speaking the traditional Basque walking stick In reality it is much more than this: it is a century-old badge of honor in villages across the Basque Country, a must have accessory of the master of the Basque house, a walking help in a region with a rugged terrain and, maybe most importantly, a…weapon. With the occasion of the “European Arts and Crafts Days” held this year at the beginning of April I visited the only makila makers of the Basque Country, whose workshop -“Ainciant Bergara”- situated in the village of Larressore, is distinguished with the label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV)” (“Living Heritage Company”). In size of the workshop Ainciant- Bergara family has been making makilas for six generation is tiny, a two room place, but what is even more surprising is that their makilas are known in the whole world having been offered to luminaries like Ronald Regan, Duke of Edinburgh, former French president Francois Mitterand, Pope John-Paul II and actress Natalie Portman on her wedding to Benjamin Millepied. Nicole Bergara, our host, was gracious to share with us many aspects of the makila making process but stressed that the family keeps the ancient […]
The pintxo a famous small basque sandwich
The pintxo (literally “thorn” or “spike”) is a small snack Typicaly eaten in bars, it’s a tradition from the northern of Spain and very popular in the Basque Country and Navarre. Usually eaten in bars or taverns it’s really a local culture. Their other name is “tapas”, but what make they different, it’s because they are spiked with a toothpick to a piece of bread (most of the time). You can have many pintxos with many differents ingredients (ex : meat, seafood, fish, vegetables, etc). Pintxos can be very sophisticated and very elaborate. They are served in individual portions and always ordered and paid for independently from the drinks. See the video below : Source : TF1
Chanel and Biarritz, starting 101 years ago
Gabrielle Chanel discovers Biarritz She already made her name with fortunates people, particularly in Deauville. But with the war coming, rich people and celebrities are escaping from west coast of Normandie and the city of Paris. Coco, discovers Biarritz because of here love Arthur Boy Capel. Biarritz is already a famous destination for sea swimming, the renowned society life at the Hôtel du Palais and cabarets. And Spain is a neutral country and really close, so it’s a security place for everyone. The first Chanel fashion house It’s in 1915, in Biarritz, that Chanel opens her third shop and this is the place where the first Chanel fashion house opened. Following her own inspiration, she decides to shortens skirts and removes the size. Like Paul Poiret who suppressed the corset in 1906, she frees the body of the woman. Her shops benefits of customers throughout the elegant society that has collapsed during the war in this safe resort of Biarritz city. She decides to open her first shop in the venter of the city of Biarritz. The workshops are installed in the Villa Larralde, street Gardères, just behind. They will employed 60 small basque hands, some of them will later join the prestigious address of […]