Biarritz Airport, also referred to as Parme Airport, is situated on the Atlantic coast in the south west of France. It is only a short distance outside the coastal town of Biarritz and it is well placed for a visit to neighbouring Anglet and Bayonne. Make sure you rent a car to begin your exploration of the beautiful Aquitaine region.
Things to See and Do in Biarritz
Biarritz’s overall atmosphere is a blend of traditional Victorian seaside resort and cool surfer hangout. You can still imagine the French and English aristocracy strolling along the promenade in the evening sun, but around the corner is a relaxed outdoor café playing reggae to its customers who are fresh out of the sea. This blend makes for an interesting result and ensures that there is a diverse range of attractions, restaurants and bars, which should keep everybody happy.
During your time here, enjoy the finer things in life by visiting one of the grand hotels on the cliff top for a coffee and pastry while you overlook the crashing waves below. Alternatively, rent a board and hit the surf; this is one of the best spots in Europe for waves, and there are numerous surf schools to choose from.
Day Trips From Biarritz
If you visit during the winter, a skiing trip is certainly in order, but a trip in the summer presents some fabulous walking opportunities too.
Take a day trip to Bordeaux and sample some of the local wine, if you are a passenger of course. You can also hit the shops along Rue Sainte-Catherine for some retail therapy or amble through the Botanical Gardens.
Additionally, head to the city of Bayonne and explore the Gothic themed Cathédrale Sainte-Marie. Gaze in awe at the river Ardour and river Nive and stroll along the five bridges that link the areas of Grand and Petit Bayonne.