Area Attractions

For culture seekers, the region boasts a wide choice of museums: the Aquarium, Biarritz Historical Museum, City of the Ocean, and the Bilbao Guggenheim. Sport activities in the area: Jet-ski, surf, pelote basque, 18 golf courses, horse riding, trekking, 4 wheels drive, rafting, cycling, rugby.

Hôtel du Palais Biarritz

1 Avenue de l'Impératrice
Biarritz, France, 64200

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Hotel Activities

Spa Imperial

Pamper yourself in the 3000 m2 over 5 floors dedicated to your well-being and pleasure; the Spa features a magnificent indoor pool bathed in natural light, 2 saunas, 2 hammams and 1 Jacuzzi. The Guerlain and Leonor Greyl institutes offer a full range of face & body care. Our beauty therapists are available to schedule with you energizing, physical and mental well-being treatments adapted to your needs.

Fitness & cardio-training

Our centre is located on the last floor of the Spa Impérial, specially equipped with the latest Technogym machines and a Pilates studio. Our Personal trainers are at hand to conduct yoga classes, aquatraining, crossfitting as well as our special Gyrotonic programme.

Kids Club

A kids club is available during summer and school holidays, a definite bonus for parents and children who can enjoy outdoor games and attractive activities.

Art & Culture

City of the Ocean

At the City of the Ocean, play a role in your discoveries! Listen, touch, feel and dive into the depths of the ocean through interactive and 360° immersive experiences, playful devices, 3D animations, surf simulators will turn your trip into an exciting odyssey.

Historical Museum

A cultural visit necessary to truly know Biarritz and the Hôtel du Palais. The museum tells Biarritz’s history, from the small fishing port to the fashionable resort which became the “Kings’ Beach”.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Located less than 1h30 from Biarritz, the Guggenheim has become the symbol of Bilbao. Designed by the American architect Franck O.Gehry, this avant-garde building is a magnificient place to display masterpieces of modern and contemporary art from artists such as David Salle, Chillida, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois and Robert Rauschenberg.

Balenciaga Museum

The Balenciaga Museum is located in Getaria, Spain, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Biarritz. This author's museum focuses on the life and work of the great fashion designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga with a very beautiful scenography.

Activities & Recreation

Rocher de la Vierge

It was Napoleon III's idea to hollow out this rock, surrounded by reef, and connect it to the cliff by means of a wooden bridge. Crowned by a statue of the Virgin Mary, the rock has become the symbol of Biarritz.

Les Halles de Biarritz

Come and discover the Halles de Biarritz, a very lively market in the center of the city where local products are in the spotlight. Tapas tasting and traditional dishes in many bars-restaurants located all around…

The Lighthouse

The lighthouse marks the boundary between the sandy Landes coast and the rocky coast of the Basque Country. It offers an exceptional panoramic view of Biarritz and the Basque countryside.

Walks in Biarritz

Biarritz offers the walker an amazing diversity of natural landscapes: from the tip of Saint-Martin to the Côte des Basques by the Grande-Plage, Port des Pêcheurs and the Rocher de la Vierge, the coast is full of places to discover.

Discover the Region

Biarritz

Located less than 25 km from the Spanish border, the city of Biarritz is a breath of bracing sea air, boasting 4 kilometres of Atlantic coastline. Tucked into the south-western tip of France, Biarritz has a wide range of cultural, culinary and sports activities to suit every taste.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Only 20 minutes away from Biarritz, the city of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, former pirate stronghold with its quaint fishing port, has undeniable charm.

Most typical villages of the Basque Country

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and its wonderful panorama ; Sare, surrounded by the mountains ; Espelette and its famous chilli peppers ; Ainhoa, a typical village ; Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle, with its natural setting ; Urrugne, between nature and heritage ; Itxassou, as cherry on the cake

Family Activities

Sea Museum

In a splendid Art Deco monument, facing the Rocher de la Vierge, the visitor will discover a magnificent living spectacle spread across nearly fifty aquariums and thousands of species. Don’t miss the show at seal feeding time that will delight the little ones.

Train de la Rhune

Get on the Train de la Rhune and discover an exceptional panoramic view across Atlantic Ocean and Pyrenees. Less than 30 km from Biarritz, this authentic cog railway was built in 1924. In 35 minutes, you are going to the top at 905 meters.

Food & Drink

La Table des Frères Ibarboure

Enjoy a memorable culinary experience in a haven of peace located between Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz. The new generation of brothers, Xabi and Patrice Ibarboure are now at the helm of this Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant and create inventive menus while revisiting recipes that have built the establishment’s reputation.

Sport

Surf

Recognized as one of the best surf spots, Biarritz now attracts surfers from all over the world. Private lesssons for chidren and adults can be booked with our Concierges.

Golf

Biarritz has the second oldest course on the continent created in 1888, Golf Biarritz le Phare, located in the heart of the city. The micro climate of the Basque Country allows you to practice it all year round on the 16 different golf courses in the region.

Hiking or driving in 4x4 vehicle

Discover the Basque Country by hiking or driving along the tracks of former smugglers. Enjoy a day in total immersion in the Basque nature and culture.

Tennis & paddle tennis

Book your private lessons with experienced coaches in one of the two clubs, located at 10 min from the hotel and take advantage of privileged facilities.