Hôtel du Palais

Biarritz

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Hôtel du Palais

Eugénie, the wife of Napoleon III, created Hôtel du Palais at the end of the 19th century, and it still towers over the northern end of Grand Plage. A visit is well worth the time. In fact, it is essentially a must-see – the interiors and the atmosphere are reminiscent of a bygone era.

Do & See

Biarritz is located in Basque territory, 18km from the Spanish border. The sunny location on the Bay of Biscay makes it perfect for surfing and this culture is deeply rooted in the city’s ambience. Several prestigious surf tournaments have been hosted by Biarritz. Other popular sports practised here are Basque pelota, golf, and rugby.