A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get to know Biarritz in France. I have spent my life listening to my grandmother talk about its beauty and the truth is, that she was absolutely right.
Biarritz is a small and exclusive French town in front of the sea. It has been a vacation spot for monarchies and this is why it owes its “elegant reputation”. It currently has an exquisite gastronomic offer and activities of all kinds. In my case, what I enjoyed the most were its streets and shops. If there is something that French people do really know how to do (besides cheese and good wine), it is to decorate everything with the most exquisite taste.
What to do in Biarritz?
Any travel blog will tell you to visit La Roca de la Virgen (“Rocher de la Vierge” in French), the Hôtel du Palais, walk the fishing port or visit the lighthouse. I’m going to recommend the same, but doing it slowly.
The town is small and there are only a few key tourist points, but the thing lies in living the experience with all your senses.
A great plan: A glass of wine in a bar facing the sea (maybe a few meters from the Hôtel du Palais); while listening to the sea and French background conversation. I assure you it is unique.
In my case; I sat one afternoon on a bench in front of the Grande Plage to watch people surfing. It was so lovely!
The walk to the Virgin of the rock is also fabulous, and much more if it ends in the fishing port having dinner.
For tea lovers
A store that completely made me fall in love with, was the Maison Arosteguy on Avenue Victor Hugo. Their herbs and tea aroma may force anyone to go inside. With an old pharmacy style, the store invites you to smell each and every herb combination. It was so difficult to choose only two!