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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Of course we are using Google Analytics, to have a look on where you come from and how to target better the english people who need this website during their holidays.
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
The Hôtel du Palais is the lonely french palace in Biarritz ! One of the first to get the highest level of luxury rank in France. History of the Hôtel du Palais The villa is the summer residence of the Empress Eugenie. In July 1854, Napoleon III decided to build a residence in Biarritz, probably at the request of the Empress. He designates Hippolyte Durand, architect of the department of Basses-Pyrénées, to build the building. He made the plans and the residence began to be built as early as 1854. Louis-Auguste Couvrechef, architect of the crown and the imperial estate in charge of the castle of Pau, was initially an inspector of works assistant to the architect. But in June 1855, Hippolyte Durand was replaced by Auguste Couvrechef. This replacement is probably due to the disappointment of the imperial couple in front of a building with a very classic and stripped appearance. The architect Nénot described the building as “construction without any artistic interest”. It was inaugurated in 1855. It hosts sumptuous festivals gathering the European Gotha. In 1859, Gabriel-Auguste Ancelet was appointed architect of the residences of Pau and Biarritz. It will build a new wing. After the appointment […]
A full of services at the Shaper House, since the 25th of november 2016. Like the title says, it’s a place where all surfers can come to shap, repair, talk and many other things around the surf theme. There are full of services such as shape rooms fully equiped and modern that you can rent; you can take some shape lessons also, or you can take a coffee, cut you beard with the barber or even go the library. But that’s not all because there are so many other possibilities that just open for you surfers. Don’t forget to go there, it’s the place for those who loves the boards and the surf style. Look at the website link below for more informations.
Marty Surf Delivery The concept is pretty easy, but it is not regular in Biarritz or in the Basque Country. With Marty Surf Delivery you can rent a surf, and/or rent a local guide to surf with you in our locals spots and for all of that, you have the delivery of the surfs at your place ! Normaly, you have to go to a surf shop, and take a car to bring the surf home etc. Here, nothing to do except to rent online the surf, choose your hour for the delivery (between 7AM to 11PM during summer season) and that’s all ! Surf rental You have plenty of choice between many surfs. You can rent it for 3, 5 or 7 days … And not only renting a surf ! You can rent paddles, bodyboards, wetsuits, and many other accessories ! You can now travel without anything when you come to Biarritz, because Marty Surf Delivery has all you need ! Price (examples) : Longboards : 70€ to 90€ Performance surfs : 90€ to 180€ Starting surf ( for beginners) : 60€ Bodyboard : 30€ Wetsuits : 20€ to 40€ and many more, check the website link under those lines Local […]
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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 […]