Russian Orthodox Church

Biarritz

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Russian Orthodox Church

The Russian orthodox church of Alexander Nevsky may seem a bit out of place, but just before the Russian revolution in 1917, many aristocrats arrived here and bought that piece of land where they built up the church.

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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.