Fly To Biarritz, France
Biarritz is as glitzy as it sounds and the stylish coastal town in the South of France is experiencing something of a reawakening when it comes to tourism. In summer it is busy! Its rocky coastline boasts architectural hallmarks of bygone days and the art deco era. Although glamorous, the area attracts hordes of laidback surfers who come seeking the best waves in Europe.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do need a Schengen Visa to visit Biarritz, France and anywhere else in Europe. Be sure to leave ample time for Visa processing and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The closest South African Embassy to Biarritz is in Paris at 59, Quai d’Orsay, 75343, Paris. Phone: +33-1-5359-2323.
See and do
The coast and the rocks in the sea make Biarritz famous. Another main attraction is the church of Sainte Eugenie – a Russian Orthodox Church. The Museum of the Sea is also popular and there is plenty of fascinating marine life to see such as a variety of fish, sharks, seals and anemones. The Museum of Asian Art and the lighthouse are also worth a visit.
The beaches in this part of the world are brilliant, especially for surfing. The main beach is Grand Plage. It does get rather crowded though! There is a long surfer’s beach on the Boulevard du Prince de Galles known as Cote de Basque. There’s nearly no sand at this beach at high tide but it’s gorgeous during low tide. You can easily get to the surf beaches at Anglet via bus and you can even take reasonably sized surfboards on the bus with you. There is another small beach by the Esplanade du Porte Vieuz which is great for swimming when you can’t get to the surfer’s beach. Another must is a visit to one of the many thalasso-therapy centres that have sea water, seaweed and other marine related treatments.
If you enjoy sports, you won’t go without in Biarritz. There is a good golf course and if you like rugby, try to catch a game with Biarrtiz Olympique who play most of their home games at Parc des Sports.
As for shopping, head to Central Market, Rue des Halles for a good range of fresh foods and souvenirs.
Biarritz is well pedestrianized so it’s easy to get around on foot in the town centre as well as to the beaches, shops and best surfing spots. Do keep in mind that it can be quite hilly though. The bus network is excellent and only costs 1 Euro.
Biarritz Anglet Bayonne Airport – BIQ
Food and beverage: Belharra Brasserie, Le Fronton Restaurant, Taste 'n Fly.
Currency Exchange: There are cash dispensers inside the terminal at Biarritz Airport.
Lost Luggage: For lost or damaged luggage, please contact the Luggage Office. Passengers must keep the ticket stub and luggage label receipt handed to them at check-in as they will be asked to produce them in the event of any problem or dispute.
Airport Hotels: None on site but there are a range of hotels nearby.
Car Hire: Avis, Enterprise rent-a-car, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt.
Airport Hub: Biarritz Anglet Bayone Airport (code BIQ) is a hub for Air France – AF.