Things to do in Biarritz

Biarritz offers many water activities for tourists

Biarritz is a luxury seaside town in France. It is a very popular place for holiday travelers due to the abundance of water activities in the area, such as surfing, paddleboard races, swimming, fishing, and sunbathing on the town’s golden sandy beaches.


Things to do in Biarritz



One of the most popular things to do in Biarritz is surfing. It is so popular that two major surfing events are now held in the city every year. One is called Roxy Pro, a female surfing competition that also features art exhibits, fashion workshops, food expos, and live music concerts.



Sports lovers can head to Parc des Sports Aguilera and watch a rugby match played by the local rugby union club, Biarritz Olympique. This team is one of the most prominent rugby union clubs in France, having played at the Heineken Cup and the Top 14.



If you love camping, there are several campsites near Biarritz where you can enjoy the close proximity of nature without losing sight of the bright city lights.







Avid golfers will surely feel like they’re in heaven with the 12 different golf courses dotting the city. Get a special Biarritz golf pass to play five rounds at six courses.


Travel to San Sebastian

After enjoying Biarritz, you can also head to San Sebastian, a Spanish border town where you can experience the rich culture of Spain.


When to go to Biarritz

Biarritz features a temperate oceanic climate. This means it has warm summers and cool winters, and its weather is about the same as that of several other places like parts of South America and New Zealand.



In April, the city hosts the Les Fetes Music Festival, a huge event that lasts for four days. The famous Biarritz Surf Festival is held every July and is participated by professional and amateur surfers from all over the globe. It has tandem surfing, bodysurfing, long boards, and other surfing categories. Plus, there is fun through music, dancing and other beach-side entertainment.

In September, the three-week-long festival Le Temps d’Aimer features modern dance and ballet performances in local churches, parks, and auditoriums.


Things to do in Biarritz

Biarritz Facts

Population25 397
AirportAnglet, France (BIQ)

Biarritz average temperatures

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Planète Musée du Chocolat, Biarritz

The Basque country history and chocolate history are tightly related and to understand what binds them together the Planète Musée du Chocolat of Biarritz is definitely worth a visit. The visit starts with a welcome tasting, chocolate drops, and you will also learn about the history, heritage and transformation of the cocoa bean into a chocolate bar. At the end of the visit, you will enjoy a hot chocolate prepared in the traditional way, truly delicious! Find out more about Biarritz here.

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