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 […]
All informations for Biarritz Affiliated with the mayor city hall, it’s situated in the Mayor Hall. You can easily go there, and ask anything about what you want. You can also check their website in english to find an event, a restaurant, things to do etc. They will help you to have great vacation time in the city. Contact : See below fo furthers informations
How to go there : From the Airport, you can get to Biarritz-La Négresse train station using Chronoplus line C . The journey time is about 10 minutes. You can also get to Bayonne train station on the Chronoplus network. In this case, the journey time is about 30 minutes. For more information, please consult the urban transport network website. From the Airport to Biarritz use line : Biarritz Airport some history 1908: Founding of the Bayonne Biarritz Aviation Committee. 1909: Louis Blériot, the famous French pilot who played a pioneering role in the history of aviation, visits the area to help choose a site for an airfield on the Basque coast. The spot chosen by the Aviation Committee lies between the road from Bayonne to Ustaritz and the River Nive at Bassussary. 1910: The “Aéroclub de Biarritz” is founded. 1911: The “Aéroclub de Biarritz” looks for a site closer to Biarritz and opts for a spot in the Chambre d’Amour area. 1919: Founding of the “Compagnie Franco Bilbaine” air transport company, which later closed in 1921. 1922: The local Basses-Pyrénées Département Council purchases a property of 29 hectares (nearly 72 acres) on the Parme plateau in Biarritz, leading to the closure […]
Aux Délices de Saint Charles Situated between the light of Biarritz (le Phare) and the center of the city, in the neighborhood called “Saint Charles”, this bakery is really famous in this part of the town ! Pastries, cakes, baguettes and other french breads are delicious and really cheap ! That’s maybe why there is a queue line on the street waiting to have some bread, cakes or sandwiches every summers. You will not waste money and taste by choosing this bakery if you want to live the french Biarritz life. Some people even say that is the best bakery of the three cities Biarritz, Anglet and Bayonne (BAB). Try it and say what you think about it in the comment section, but I guess that you won’t be disappointing at all ! “Bon appétit”
Vagues et Vacances Immobilier, vacation rental Isabelle Maufroy Lasserre, is specialized in finding for you the right place for you holidays in Biarritz. You are alone, with friends or a group of 10 people from the same family or other, she wil find a place for you to stay in Biarritz city. Every rentals vacation are very well situated in the center of Biarritz. The price depend of the month, and yes, it’s more expensive in summer in France ! If you like golf, surf, nature or just take a sunbath on the beach, Vagues et Vacances Immobilier is your rental holidays for Biarritz City. Find your place on their website or just contact them directly, it’s up to you.
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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
Biarritz Surf Gang, the movie/documentary
In the 1980’s, Biarritz wasn’t the spot only known for surfing, it had many other different faces. Only few were able to surf and they were locals. Some were pacifists, others were more brutal on strangers whom wanted to take their spot ! It was sex, drugs, all night long parties, rock and roll and of course, surfing on virgin spots… A real story about a real surf gang A story about the french surf made by old 8mm movies that has been found and that reveal the story of those years in this gang. Made by Pierre Denoyel and Nathan Current two surfers from Biarritz, enter in a universe where all was about keeping their spot and way of life in this french town. The movie will be released on the 30rd of June on the french application Studio+ (link). More : Biarritz surf gang