The vibrant cosmopolitan town offers numerous sporting facilities such as golf, surf and mountaineering, mountain biking and skiing close by. Surfing started in France in Biarritz and surfers come from all over the world to ride the big waves. Every year in July the Surf Festival brings together surfers from all corners of the world to celebrate the birth of surfing in Biarritz.
Biarritz is an excellent destination for travelers that wish to golf during their stay in France. The area offers more then 10 golf courses within a 20 km (13 miles) radius around Biarritz, where a temperate climate allows golfers to enjoy the pleasures of the game all year round.
Rocher de la Vierge
The impressive Rock of the Virgin is found at the end of Pointe Atalaye. The white statue of the Virgin became Biarritz’ trademark. Walk over the footbridge to the rocky island and enjoy the dramatic and most impressive view of the bay and the mountains.
Discover the secrets and the fabulous history of cacao and chocolate and pamper yourself with a tasteful bar of delicious chocolate. The museum gives you an insight in the history and art of chocolate as well as tasting sessions.