The smart up-market town of Biarritz is one of the principle resorts on the Côte Basque. Its fame dates from the mid 19th century, when Empress Eugenie (wife of Napoleon III) travelled here and arranged to have a palace built by the beach (now the famous Hotel du Palais), and a centre with natural springs at Eugenie les Bains in the Landes. Over a period of 30 years, many European royalty, including Queen Victoria, were invited to stay regularly as guests.
Today, as well as its beautiful buildings, Biarritz has much more to offer. As a vibrant, cosmopolitan town there are fine shops and restaurants, a casino, magnificent beaches, golf courses and other sporting facilities. Surfing started in France in Biarritz and surfers come from all over the world to ride the waves. There are also opportunities for wind surfing, kite surfing, hang-gliding, horse riding, mountain biking and hiking. For those who prefer to relax and be pampered, there are numerous thalassotherapy centres to choose room. For children, there is the aquarium and sea museum or rides on the little train up into the Basque mountains. Golf is also a very popular activity is this part of France, with 12 stunning golf courses within approximately 40 miles of our properties.
Our luxury apartments for rent in Biarritz include luxury apartments right in the centre of the town, close to restaurants, shops, including many with sea views. We also feature luxury beachside properties in Biarritz, and luxury villa rentals in the charming nearby village Bidart, on the coast.