Biarritz, a coastal town, began as a resort in the 1800’s for Napoleon III and his wife.
Today Biarritz is well known for its world-class surfing and beautiful beaches. Long sandy beaches offer a wide range of water sport activities year round. In addition to beautiful Mediterranean beaches, Biarritz offers medieval villages, vineyards, and modern tourist attractions such as restaurants, cafes, and lots of shopping.
Just a hop skip and a jump away from the Pyrenees Mountains, those who enjoy outdoor activities while visiting Biarritz can go skiing and hiking. Located only a 20 minute drive from Spain, Biarritz is a great starting point to visit and learn about the famous Basque region of Spain.
Biarritz is a great place to study French as its location is comfortable, beautiful, and offers numerous ideas for fun activities that teach the French language and culture.