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My dear audience,
I am pleased to delight you with a freshly pressed spectacular Royal Endeavors traveling episode, this time dedicated to Biarritz, a fancy coastal city located on the Bay of Biscay (Atlantic coast), which lies south-west to France, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of the Aquitaine territory, a few miles from the border of Spain. Considering I only spent a few hours enjoying this seaside marvel, I will keep my words witty and my speech rather short this time, yet rich in details, as always.
My visit to Biarritz was part of a designated day trip including San Sebastian, which will be the main subject of a separate blog post shortly, given the totally different moods and weather conditions we experienced on the same day. While Biarritz was moody, cloudy, cold and therefore probably gave a false impression of stiffness, San Sebastian was bathing in the warmth of the ever glowing spring sun, making all my lovely panoramic pics possible, sprinkling joy over my pretty face. I cannot wait to share my marvelous experience with you, darlings, but meanwhile, let’s dig a few facts about Biarritz.
Off the record, the now fashionable former fishing village made famous after 1854 by Napoleon III and his Spanish empress is a bit overrated for my taste but still elegant, in the discreet, old money, French kind of way, at the opposite pole of show-off.
Visited by Queen Victoria, Edward VII, and Alfonso XIII of Spain, Biarritz began to call itself “the queen of resorts and the resort of kings.” Now being a surfing attraction definitely allows a fresh air of salty exuberance and charming youth to wrap carelessly around the contrasting valances pondered by the classy boutiques, fancy restaurants and high quality chocolate shops which I definitely recommend.
Recently, the French government has chosen the brand Biarritz-Basque Country, a jewel of international tourism, to underline the advantages of tourism in France, with 19 other destinations. Biarritz is the perfect destination for those who seek art of good living, relaxation, culture and creativity.
The region’s mild climate, the variety of rocky beaches and wild scenery, and the town’s luxurious tourist accommodations continue to draw an international clientele, but the exclusive upmarket image of Biarritz has changed. Tourism is more diversified, with the organization of festivals, conference facilities, and a centre for thalassotherapy (the use of seawater, algae, mud, and other marine items as therapeutic treatment). A promenade runs between the sandy beaches of the Grand Plage, facing northwest, and the Côte des Basques.
The beaches are split by a rocky promontory, and the town is a popular resort for windsurfers and surfers, who descend on Biarritz in July when it conducts a surfing festival and hosts the European longboard championships. The folklore and traditions of the Basques of the district are an added attraction.
The main features of attraction in Biarritz are:
🌞 Rocher de la vierge, a landmark rock formation in the Bay of Biscay with dramatic views & a Virgin Mary statue on top.
🌞 The Museum of the sea, which has a collection of 24 aquariums containing sharks and seals.
🌞 The Biarritz Surf Festival is one of the premier surf events in the town which is held every year.
🌞 St-Martin’s Church which was constructed in 12th century is another great monument to see.
🌞 The Russian Orthodox Church which is famous for its blue dome and was constructed in 19th century.
🌞 A Museum of Chocolates which provide you insight information about history and manufacturing of Chocolates.
🌞 The Asiatic Museum, which form the house for Asian art.
If you spend more than a few hours of quality time in Biarritz, please make sure you dive deeply in all the riches this seaside gem has to offer, as it will surely be a promising experience.
See you soon, darlings!
May the Sun be with you!
Muchos Besos from the One and Only,