Biarritz tourism and travel guide

Photo of Biarritz in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Visit Biarritz: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions Book a visit

France This Way comment: The 19th century architecture and lovely beach and coast combine to make Biarritz a very popular destination

Biarritz is situated in the Pyrenees-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Biarritz. For detailed visitor information see the Biarritz travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Biarritz in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayonne cathedral at 7 km and Bayonne at 7 km.

Biarritz, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Seaside resort at 3 km (direction east)

Anglet, close to Biarritz, has several kilometres of beaches on the French...

See Anglet guide
Bayonne cathedral

Bayonne cathedral

Cathedral at 7 km (direction east)

Bayonne cathedral is an imposing gothic style cathedral with a beautifully restored...

See Bayonne cathedral guide


at 7 km (direction east)

Bayonne is a lovely historic city with a cathedral, a substantial old...

See Bayonne guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-west)

A long established beach resort, Saint-Jean-de-Luz also has a lively and popular...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz guide
Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Saint-Jean-de-Luz church

Church at 13 km (direction south-west)

The church of Saint John the Baptist in Saint-Jean-de-Luz has a remarkable...

See Saint-Jean-de-Luz church guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

Once home to Maurice Ravel, Ciboure is a smal port and resort...

See Ciboure guide


at 14 km (direction south)

Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle is a small basque village with a popular leisure lake...

See Saint-Pee-sur-Nivelle guide


at 18 km (direction south-east)

Home of red hot chillies, Espelette is a very traditional basque village...

See Espelette guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

Cambo-les-Bains is a small pleasant town, best known for its thermal waters...

See Cambo-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

Sare is one of several traditional Basque towns in the western Pyrenees,...

See Sare guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

Betwen sea and mountains, the basque village of Ainhoa is listed among...

See Ainhoa guide
La Rhune

La Rhune

Scenery at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

The Rhune is a small Pyrenees mountain that you can go up...

See La Rhune guide
Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame

Church at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

The church in Ainhoa is a traditional Basque church with rows of...

See Ainhoa church of Notre-Dame guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Landes department

Capbreton is a popular resort and beach that also has a traditional...

See Capbreton guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Arrange a visit to Biarritz

Book hotels, car hire and flights

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Biarritz best prices


For great prices on car hire throughout France and Corsica please visit our recommended partner at

Reserve excursions

Map of places to visit near Biarritz


Markets in and near Biarritz

  • Anglet: market Thursday & Sunday (4km)
  • Bidart: market Saturday (5km)
  • Bayonne: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (7km)
  • Boucau: market Saturday (7km)
  • Ustaritz: market Saturday (12km)
  • Saint Jean de Luz: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Ciboure: market Sunday (14km)
  • Labenne: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Urrugne: market Thursday (17km)
  • Cambo-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)

More information about Biarritz, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Biarritz, France

What to do at Biarritz? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Biarritz.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la villa Arnaga (19km)
  • Parc du Sarrat (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais d'Orx (19km)
  • Vallée des Aldudes (44km)
  • Courant de Huchet (48km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Biarritz is in the south-west of France at 98 kilometres from Pau, the department capital (general information: Biarritz is 669 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Biarritz

Canton: Biarritz

Arrondissement: Bayonne

Department: Pyrenees-Atlantiques

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 64200

Distance to Biarritz

from Pau (prefecture): 98 km

from Paris: 669 km

from Calais: 869 km

from Nice: 711 km

from Bordeaux: 170 km

from Strasbourg: 914 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Biarritz airport (Bordeaux is another option). Allow at least 8 hours for the drive from the cross-channel ferries. For driving distances to Biarritz from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anglet, Arbonne, Arcangues, Bassussarry, Bidart and Boucau.

This page in French: Visiter Biarritz